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Reissdorf Kölsch - Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf

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very good

996 Ratings

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Ratings: 996
Reviews: 547
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 51
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf visit their website

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

Inspired by another beer blogger, The BrewThusiast, I decided to crack open a Reissdorf Kölsch. When I started asking my sales reps a few months ago about quality imported brews, in four-packs and six-packs, this was one of the first brews suggested. The Kölsch is a great summer style brew, that doesn't get nearly the attention it deserves.

This Reissdorf comes in four-packs of 330mL bottles. It pours out a gorgeous clear lemon yellow color, with a medium thick white foam. There's a decent amount of foam at first, but it subsides pretty quickly, leaving behind only very little lacing. I give it a firm swirl, and some foam rises, but again fades back quickly.

The aromas are crisp, clean, simple, and perfect. I detect just a tiny touch of hops, but not IPA-style hops. The hops here is very soft, smooth, subtle; you barely even know they're there. There's a touch of grassy, or almost citrusy notes, but overall it's a very soft, clean nose.

On the palate there's a bit more complexity, but not a ton. The Kölsch is giving me exactly what I expected, just good beer. There's almost no detectable malty sweetness, and there's just the slightest bit of hops on the backside of my tongue. It's very dry, mouth-watering, and straight-forward.

I once heard Kölsch beers described as "the light, easy-drinking, girly beer" when a German doesn't want a big heavy brew. Not that I'd use those exact words, but the basic concept was right on the money. The Reissdorf Kölsch is great: simple, elegant, refreshing, balanced. It's everything I want from a Kölsch, and it's executed perfectly.

TheCorkStopsHere, Jan 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

leinie13, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

rmmm16, Dec 31, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

dowen44, Dec 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

jtmcgraw, Dec 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

VikeMan, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of Jerone
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Golden straw colored with a one finger white head that slowly fades, fair lacing, lots of bubbles.

S - Pale malts, floral hops and some grain.

T - Taste is similar to smell, perhaps some more grain, pale malts on the initial taste, finish is slightly bitter and dry with some floral hops.

M - Light bodied beer with lots of nice tiny bubbles, feel great on the palate, very refreshing.

O - Great after you mow the lawn or do something of that nature.

Jerone, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

tbeq00, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of VncentLIFE
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ive heard about Kolsches, and how good they are. I wanted to try a German one before any American attempts.

Pours a very light, transparent yellow straw-like color. Light white head, fed by light, bubbly carbonation.

Smells very light and refreshing. the noble hops used were almost entirely aroma. hints of sweet malt and corn.

Taste is exactly like it smells, except a bit of a twang added. Aroma hops are there and are nice and floral. Malt is light with a touch of bittering hops just for good measure. Very light and balanced. I like it.

Im excited for this style, lets hops Americans can do similar!

VncentLIFE, Dec 11, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

jophish17, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of Nordstrand
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Light and golden with head that sticks around for awhile

S: Light malt and yeast with a touch of vanilla that grew on me with each progressive sniff

T: mild grass, straw, bread

O: my beer guy at whole food recommended this and he was right

Sessionability - very yes

Nordstrand, Dec 10, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

kornkid8600, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

schopenhauerale, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

sim0n17, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

BrendanDouglas, Dec 02, 2011
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3.03/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught into a tulip at Beachwood BBQ. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a one finger head of slight cream, fair thickness, and bad retention. Colour is a clear yellow.

Sm: Barley and straw - that's it. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Straw, full barley, light cream, and slight hops. Not real complex by any means, but pleasant. Pretty well balanced and built.

Mf: Smooth, wet, and sharp. Substandard for the style.

Dr: Very drinkable. Good quality. I won't have it again, but it's enjoyable.

kojevergas, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

DeutschesBier, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

mdillon86, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

RepMichigan, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

pgofman, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

stevoj, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

Digitallama, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

codynevels, Nov 17, 2011
Reissdorf Kölsch from Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf
87 out of 100 based on 996 ratings.