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Reissdorf Kölsch - Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,011 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,011
Reviews: 548
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 54
Gots: 48 | 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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Photo of Sammy
3.08/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bit of cheesy aroma greets you on a pale yellow lager with moderate head. Fair taste, a tad sweet and dry but satisfying. Smooth somewhat creamy and drying mouthfeel, I have had much creamier kolsch and want something hoppier as well. At 4.8% a session ale and a good summer lawnmower choice.

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, grass, and hay. Taste is much the same with a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is easy to drink and pretty tasty.

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of metter98
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: It poured perfectly clear and straw yellow in color with a medium sized head that died down quickly into a thin layer of bubbles on the surface. There's a moderate level of carbonation.
S: There are light aromas of grainy malts with notes of lemons.
T: The taste is very clean and is well balanced between the malt and hops; it also has some notes of grapes.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate with lots of crispness and dryness.
D: It's very easy to drink this beer, which quenches your thirst and is very refreshing. This is very sessionable, especially on a hot summer day.

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of brentk56
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a clear golden color and a modest head that leaves a few strands of lace

Smell: A bit of grain but not much else is discernable

Taste: The malty elememnts of this beer are slightly sweet and bready, up front, with a grainy, lemony bitterness that develops by mid-palate; at the same time, a fruity character from the yeast adds complexity; after the swallow, the crispness finishes off the flavors quickly, with just a lingering floral element

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with crisp carbonation

Drinkability: Crisp and clean with a nice hint of fruitiness; good example of the style

Photo of BEERchitect
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Understandable why this Kolsch ranks amoung BA's top beers. A great granny smith apple with lemon-lime citrus characters in the nose and flavors. Lightly malty and lightly grainy, but not to distract. Moderately bready and yeasty. A light, but round and complete body. A crystal clear straw color with bleached white, less-than-fizzy head. Lightly minty in the finish, very clean and refreshing. Hard to find a better summertime beer.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Medium marigold topped by an eggshell colored cap that is soft, creamy and persistent. No more than a few small spatters of lace end up on the glass. Apparently, stickiness isn't one of the head's strong suits. A clean look, all things considered.

The nose consists of hop-flecked grain. I wonder if pils malt has been used and I'm betting that at least one member of the hop bill is Saaz. It's a well-balanced aroma that puts me in mind of a less hoppy pilsener.

Reissdorf Kolsch is light and refreshing with just enough flavor to grab and hold my interest. It's ably malted with the same fresh graininess that was evident in the nose. The hops still have a floral quality, but herbal is gaining fast and is causing that pilsener comparison to fade in my rear beer mirror.

Just as brevity is the soul of wit, so is it the soul of this ale. As long as there's beer in the mouth, flavor abounds. Immediately after the swallow, flavor departs. As if it wasn't already obvious, the finish is clean and dry. The light, fluffy mouthfeel reinforces the notion that this is a supremely quaffable summertime beer.

I can't believe Reissdorf Kolsch is anywhere near the gold standard for the kolsch style, but it's a drinkable little thirst quencher that makes no missteps on its journey from bottle to glass to mouth to points beyond. Enjoyable.

Photo of kylehay2004
3.2/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Thin head with lots of lacing on a clear golden body. Aroma is light with light malt and sweet corn. Flavor is more of the same. Not boasting a very strong flavor but consistent with the style. Light bodies and high carbonation. Drinkable and fuller than most in the genre.

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

Photo of mikesgroove
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A – Poured a nice bright golden yellow with a large three inch of more head of sudsy fizzy foam on top. This faded almost immediately and left behind just the tiniest bit of lace on the top. Lots of carbonation could be seen streaming up from the bottom of the almost crystal clear liquid that was before me. No real noticeable side glass lace, but I was not really expecting any. It had the look of a very nice and refreshing clear lager.



S – Aroma was very light, and at first seemed almost non existent. But it was there, light grain or corn almost with a touch of some light yeast. A decent bready like quality seemed to make up the bulk of it and served as a good solid start to the session. There was a slight touch of apple or something to the effect and a decent earthy, grassy, and grainey type of feel to it.



T – The taste was very light, very crisp, and extremely refreshing. The first notes were of light cereal like grains. These would be the predominant tones here and set the stage so to speak for some of the light earthier flavors that were hiding underneath. A very nice yeasty presence could be found that bounced around with some pears and the ever so slightest touch of euro hops. Nice clean finish, did not linger long but gave enough of an aftertaste to make you wanna come back and have a little bit more.



M – Very nice here. It was super light and crisp, excellent carbonation really started to show here, as it was still flowing with bubbles well into the end of the session and this really served to keep the lively light and refreshing nature about it bouncing around and continuing on. There was a good amount of texture die to the carbonation and it seened fit nicely for a warm afternoon.



D – Outstanding, this was one of those brews that you do not even realize you finished until it was gone. It had a great flavor profile, ample carbonation, low ABV, and was very cold. Need I say more, You could have this one several times over before getting bored, or even realizing that it was gone.



Overall I was very nicely surprised by this one. Now I shouldn’t be because I love the style, however it is always nice when I get one I never heard of and it turns out well for me. I was definatly interested and would really love to have this one again. With the weather finally turning cooler it will be a challenge to enjoy these light summer brews much longer, but I will still pick this one up again, definitely recommend for sure.

Photo of womencantsail
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The pour is a clear straw color with a thin white head.

S: Smells like sweet malt and grain with some white grape juice, in terms of the sweetness, with just a bit of bready malt flavor. The hops are floral in nature with perhaps just a touch of earthiness.

T: A good clean grain and bread flavor with some mild sweetness. There's a fair amount of floral and earthy hops with just a bit of grass and a moderate bitterness.

M: The body is light to medium with a medium to high level of carbonation.

D: Really light and easy to drink, like you would expect from a kolsch. No complaints here.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear yellow body with a medium-sized, sudsy head.

Smell: Light aroma of pale malt with a hint of citrus and straw.

Taste: Sweet pale malt flavor with some straw, some citrusy lemon. Slight spicy hop bitterness. Finishes seomwhat sweet and clean.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: When the mood is right, like a gross, muggy day in Georgia, this beer is a life saver.

Photo of oberon
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a straw cior with a pretty good fluffy head,aroma is malty with some fruitiness with the German-like iron aroma.Flavor is softly malty with some nice light fruitiness with a delicate floweriness to it.High quality and easy to drink I would recommend this on a warm summer day for sure

Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of zeff80
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a clear, golden color with a white, one-finger head. Highly carbonated.

S - It smelled of corn and grain adjuncts.

T - It tasted of grains and some sweet malt.

M - It was crisp and dry. A light-bodied beer.

D - A pretty good Kolsch. It isn't incredibly flavorful but it tastes good.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at Loreley in NYC on 3 August 2008:

Appearance: Clear golden body. Short white head. Average retention. Minimal lacing.

Aroma: Straightforward maltiness with a touch of floral, grassy, and mildly spicy hops. Clean. Very mild notes of fruitiness. Nothing that hasn't been observed in a standard lager. Some apples.

Taste: Crisp, clean, refreshing. Straightforward beer. Well balanced malt-hop-bitter. The hops are more pronounced than they are in the nose. Slightly herbal. Yeasty fruitiness is basically non-existant. Very much a standard lager - not a pils (not bitter enough), not a helles (not malty enough)... yet still an ale. Finishes short... rounded and drying with a hint of malt, a touch of hops, and a smear of bitterness.

A very well-done Kolsch. Very drinkable.

Photo of Jason
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 16.9 oz (500 ml) tall slender Euro style bottle with a simple bright red label that really catches the eye. No freshness date.

Appearance: Pale golden straw colour with an intense clarity and a bubbly appearance. Head retention holds its own and after a semi-hard pour it yielded a fully white froth then subsided to a delicate lace leaving occasional rings down the glass.

Smell: Clean aroma, some pale malt breadiness with an extremely clean applely vinous note. Thick soft graininess is the bulk of the nose though a faded peppermint like hop comes through.

Taste: Moderate body with a refreshingly crisp mouth feel from the medium high carbonation. Sweet pale malt with a little fresh cut hay and apple woodiness as well as a bit of minty or pine most likely from the hops. Vague suggestion of vanilla and maple. Flavours are meshed with an unbreakable complexity for such a light coloured brew. Dry pretty much from the get go with a full grainy palate. Crispness keeps the mouth clean, hop bitterness is lightly assertive and enhances the dryness. Dry malt character rides far into the finish with remnants of a piney hop.

Notes: Beyond drinkable, this brew is a great way to wet the appetite whether it is before a meal or the beginning of an all night session of drinking.

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Reissdorf Kölsch from Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf
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