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Reissdorf Kölsch - Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,033 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,033
Reviews: 550
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 56
Gots: 62 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 11-15-2001

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Photo of Kaiser777
4.72/5  rDev +22%
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.

Photo of hustlesworth
4.71/5  rDev +21.7%
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.

Photo of Sachsenfreude
4.68/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

appearance; everything a Kölsch should be. Pours a pale, exceptionally transparent, straw yellow. Decent head that stays thoughout the drink, leaving beautiful lacing, looks like ichthyosaur fossils in a quarry wall. Alert carbonation, making this a perfect pick.

smell; white chocolate malts with a slight grape tartness. Some stale bread blends nicely with toned down hops.

taste; mild unripe fruit sweetness upfront. Some citrusy hops without a rind bitterness. Heavy malts in the finish are most noticable. Grassy notes show up from time to time that balance nicely with the malts.

mouthfeel; loose with perfect carbonation. Only the slightest bit of sting and alcohol burn is present. Very light bodied with a tea-like gentleness in the finish.

drinkability; super drinkable, need I say more, can not be better. One of the best examples of the style that I have ever had, nearly perfect.

Photo of schlazzgraft
4.65/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500ml bottle poured into a glass (i wish i had the RIGHT kind of glass, but anywho...)

A - very, very clear and light; pours with a decent head with not too much retention - fades to a small bubbly foam

S - Pretty mild, slight malts but mostly clean lemony hop scent

T - Fruity up front, but then fading to a nice clean bitterness. Probably one of the cleanest/most refreshing finishes i've experienced.

M - Creamy, but still light and refreshing.

D - Great for a summer night, and one sip leaves you coming back for more

Overall a great beer, and my first Kolsch. I hope to try others in this category someday, although they seem pretty hard to come by.

Photo of SpencerT
4.65/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured aggressively from a 330 ml bottle yielded a thick foamy egg white colored head that lasted surprisingly long. The body was crystal clear with attractive carbonation bubble that would make an American Pils or Lager green with envy.
The scent of Apricots and sweat bready malts were present. The sweet fruity flavors came through the malts with a nice dryness left at the end. The smoothness can only be described as silky but not heavy.
This is one of the most drinkable beers I have ever had. It was hard to put down and just kept getting better as it came to temp. Well worth the $9.99 tag for the 4 pack. Your non-BA buds would enjoy this one.

Photo of dankster
4.65/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lovely golden color with big white head(almost two fingers) The beer is almost see though with alot of notes of earthly malts. It smells very crisp and clean with good hop sense on the nose. The taste is perfect for this style of beer with just enough balance of hops and almost fruit like quality. goes down very easy and would be a stable during hot summer months. Overall a great beer that i would recommend to anybody that is a fan of the kolsch style of german beers. Cheers

Photo of Offa
4.65/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is simply an excellent kolsch - full of flavour and character, yet refreshing, crisp, and exceedingly drinkable.

Dark straw-gold, it has a medium white head which shrinks steadily to a permanent thin top. It leaves some decent lace.

The aroma has a lot of grain and hay with apple peels, honey, bread, grapes, and a hint of banana.

The taste is very crisp and clean, full of flavours of bread, hay, apple, white grape juice, lemon, hints of honey and vanilla. It's slightly on the dryish side, lively, with a light tartness in the finish.

Photo of Barnabas
4.64/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

This is a great beer ! the beauty of this style and this brand in particular, is the bitter flavor is not overbearing , the taste is simple and yet delicious, the smell is that of the greatest hops, It smells like beer my dad used to drink,or the aroma I smelled when I was around rohrbachs brewery growing up.I've tried other brands of kolsch , including sunner and gaffel, have to give gaffel another try,but so far reissdorf has this import on lockdown tastewise for me.

Photo of zerk
4.62/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light gold with a thin white lace that trials down the glass. Aroma of grass and grain with a touch of vanilla. Slightly sweet flavor, and very dry and crisp with a light body. Flavor has grainy and slightly yeasty characteristics. This is an amazingly complex Kölsch, and would be an excellent brew to relax with on a hot day... hell, even in the middle of October, it's a great beer to relax with.

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.6/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served on-tap at Brick Store Pub:

Clear pale yellow with big light white head that was retained well.

Aroma was light but with a definite grain/bready aroma, but also a hint of sweetness to it, possibly a fruit aroma from the malt and also a hint of hops.

Good malt/grain flavor, clean with the slightest touch of hops. Simple, but excellent flavor.

Well carbonated, light, crisp and easy to drink with a nice dry finish. I was really surprised that I liked this one as much as I did. Overall, this is a very good refreshing beer and one that may be better enjoyed during the hot summer months.

Photo of steveh
4.6/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Reviewed to style:

A -- Clear straw to golden color with a thick white head that settles nicely with fine lacing.

S -- Spicy noble hops up front with mild cereal graininess back.

T -- Lightly ready and grainy, lightly sweet -- not harsh, up front, finishes with a balanced hop bitterness. Maybe some vague sulfur back, but nothing distracting.

M -- Soft mouthfeel with a light body.

D -- Stunning. How about that?

Again, what American macros only dream of being.

Photo of Patrick999
4.6/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured at Abraxas. Pint glass, very clear gold with a large fizzy head.

It's so hard judging aroma with a beer like this. I get some light toasted grain and flowery character. Almost some musty peach. It is not a strong aroma by any means, but that's not the point.

Taste is very clean. Light floral hops, almost sweetly floral. Quite subtle, but very tasty.

Feel is crisp, well carbonated but not overly so.

This truly is the kind of beer you could drink all night. Excellent kolsch!

Photo of Trambo
4.58/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a clear golden color, high carbonation, forming a fluffy white head.

S- Nice light bread-like malt, with a hint of citrus hops.

T- Starts with a slightly earthen maltiness, with the hops lending well-balanced citrus and pine flavosr; finishes dry with a great balance of malt & hop flavor.

M- High carbonation makes this a very crisp, clean, drinkable and refreshing beer.

Fantastic example of the Kölsch style. Truly a reminder as to why I love German brews. To date, this one of my all-time favorites. I picked up a few .5L singles at Total Wine in town, as part of a sample pack of German beers. Highly recommended!

Photo of dedbeer
4.58/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Reissdorf Kölsch from Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf
87 out of 100 based on 1,033 ratings.