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Reissdorf Kölsch - Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf

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BA SCORE
87
very good

929 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 929
Reviews: 538
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 45
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 11-15-2001)
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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New York

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-17-2011 20:51:14 | More by Digitallama
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-01-2011 20:04:36 | More by Rochefort10nh
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MusicaleMike

Pennsylvania

4.98/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a beautiful, crystal clear, golden wheat color topped by an egg-shell white head that has a soft texture and a perfect consistency. Served in a strange glass.

The aroma is a gentle hop aroma filled with fresh grass and herbs, followed by a hay-like malt aroma, which is simple yet elegant at the same time.

Reissdorf Kolsch is a perfectly-balanced beer with Noble hops up front, with a slightly bitter finish and sweet biscuit malts in the aftertaste.

Texture is excellent with a creamy mouthfeel and a lively carbonation. Finishes really smooth.

This has got to be the pinnacle of the kolsch style. Just a fantastic beer, and I wish that this was something more available in our area. I think this beer is a must try for any true beer lover. Just amazing!

Pair this beer with pretzels, landjagers and any kind of wursts!

Purchased at the Wine Source in Baltimore, MD.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 03:11:14 | More by MusicaleMike
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balzern

Pennsylvania

4.97/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Straw golden yellow with a moderate amount of foam.

S- lemon citrus scent with a moderate amount of grain and light bread.

T- very bready with a citrus taste in the background very enjoyable. A really light summer brew with a slight hop bitterness in the back not intense.

M- Moderate/highly carbonated with a crisp clean mouthfeel.

O- Highly recommended one of my favorite beers ever.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2011 00:21:56 | More by balzern
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PirateUlf73

Illinois

4.9/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

500 ml bottle. Poured into my cylinder glass.

A: Comes out a very pale yellow-gold and crystal clear. Excellent white head that retained and laced like a dream.

S: Light and crisp nose. Pale malt mingles with light hop aromas, as well as some faint fruitiness from the yeast. Mellow and pleasant.

T: Delicious! Nice, light malty sweetness is balanced beautifully by mild hop bitterness. Yeast adds some mild fruit notes as well as a faint hint of chalky dryness. A well-oiled machine of flavor and balance.

M: Light-bodied and lively carbonated. Finishes clean and slightly dry.

D: Look up "drinkablility" in the dictionary. You may see a picture of this nearby.

Wow! So crisp and refreshing! It's a crying shame that this is not more widely available. This will be mandatory in my fridge from here on. Give this a try for sure, especially if you're looking for a warm-weather brew or a lighter session beer. Reissdorf (for me anyway) is the standard by which all other Kölsch beers and their imitators are measured.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2009 08:04:06 | More by PirateUlf73
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stmboyd

Illinois

4.88/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I possess the DNA marker that amplifies bitter perception; hence, most beers taste like bug spray. This was the first beer that I and my siblings tasted and said "WOW!!! Beer can taste like that?!" Smooth, light carbonation, can be served slightly less than room temp. but not too cold.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2009 02:13:01 | More by stmboyd
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nogoodreason

Missouri

4.83/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

World class stuff.

Pours a clear gold, with steady, rising carbonation and a white, fizzy head.

Nose is crisp and clean, straw-like aromas (not funk) and a slight sweet maltiness are apparent. Nothing overpowering, but it's surely inviting.

At first, the taste is simple and with a straw-like dryness that rounds to a white grape finish... At little further in, the beer develops a hint of vanilla sweetness and a slightly limey aspect to the bitterness. Finishes sweet, with white grape juice and vanilla.

My review can't do this beer justice. It's great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2005 17:17:21 | More by nogoodreason
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shbobdb

Indiana

4.8/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Ahhhh, now this is the gold standard. Don't listen to other people when they say that Frueh is the way to go -- Reissdorf is where it is at. Nice, sweet and clean, this beer is impossibly inoffensive and wonderfully drinkable. On-tap or in the bottle, this beer is fantastic.
Having said that, this isn't a challenging beer either. While there is nothing not to like about this beer, many people might not find something TO like either. So, if you want to go out with some buddies and just knock back a few, this is the beer for it; if you want to sit back and appreciate something complex, get something else.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2005 18:54:02 | More by shbobdb
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AZTEX

Arizona

4.78/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

My first Kolsch and I poured into a glass from a bottle. This beer had a beautiful foamy head that quickly filled half the glass until it settled down. The color was a very light amber and there was a lot of good carbonation. The beer had a bready, yeasty smell, with a touch of citrus and hops. The taste was exceptional. Good malty, sweet flavor up front that became citrusy (almost sour) in the middle before finishing with a soft hoppiness. This was a medium bodied beer and extremely drinkable! I will definitely drink some more of these!

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2008 18:30:05 | More by AZTEX
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baos

Indiana

4.78/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml into Bicentennial Mason Jar.

A: 2 finger white head over a nice copper-golden body. Bits of lacing here and there.

S: Bready and floral. Nice grapey malts.

T: Very refreshing. an almost grape bubblegum, lemony notes. Super smooth and refreshing malts that give way to nice dry mouthfeel of floral hops. an almost green tea ending.

M: A one. Light to medium-light bodies. Just the right carbonation.

D: This type of beer and ones similar are becoming my favorite brews in the world. The second time I've had this. And after the first sip I cannot believe that I forgot about it so quickly. One of my top brews now, try one on it fits nicely.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2010 00:34:08 | More by baos
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

03-23-2012 23:51:21 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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Littleoaktree

California

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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Kaiser777

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- Very clear golden yellow with a thick rich pearl white head, with little bubbles slowly floating to the top, and a beautiful lace that hugs the glass and let's you know it's staying there.

S- It is slightly malty with an almost pilsner smell to it.

T- It is light but very delicious, with a slightly malty taste and a dry finish, and an awesome hoppy after taste.

MF- Coats the mouth very well, light carbonation, with a dry finish.

D- In my book I could drink this beer all the time, very refreshing and delicious, not to heavy and not to light, with a pilsner fell that is lighter then your average pilsner, so two thumbs up from me, satisfiying to the last drop.

Hats off to the fellows in Germany that brewed such a wonderful beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2010 21:24:40 | More by Kaiser777
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hellabosque

California

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

09-17-2012 04:27:12 | More by hellabosque
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NoHop4me

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

07-17-2013 06:37:28 | More by NoHop4me
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hustlesworth

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I enjoyed this one much better on tap than in bottle

A- sparkly clear golden amber with fine rising bubbles. Creamy dense white head leaves this curtains of lace. Foam never completely dissipates and th lace forms nice hard rings as it dries. Served in an authentic reissdorf stange.

S- bready sweet and malty like a very clean Helles or lightly hopped pils. Some grassy and floral nots and a bit of apple skin and banana.

T- a tiny touch of bubble gum at the very start then grassy herbal hop flavor followed my very fresh lightly toasted malt. Much better than the bottle I had a few years ago. Near the finish the hops are more like tea or very light tobacco with some tart lemony characteristics and the toasty crackery cereal flavors far outlast the bitterness long into the crisp finish.

MF- light and lively, an excellent refreshing thirst quencher. Carbonation is aggressive and prickly and gves the brew a cool menthol feeling. Very clean on the palate with no residual anything except a light fresh barley aftertaste and a moderate dryness.

D- incredible summer brew, having this on tap has definitely
renewed my faith in this style. I'm a born again kolschstian. Easy going dryness makes this one hard to put down and the attractve cylinder showng a golden beer in all it's glory is equally alluring.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2010 19:07:13 | More by hustlesworth
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