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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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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of HumanParaquat
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a golden straw color with excellent clarity and a tall pillowy white head. Lots of carbonation bubbles visible. Decent head retention and lacing.

A nice aroma of honey, lemon and green apple. Wine-like grape notes with pale malts and a subtle hop accent.

Quite complex for a lighter beer. Bready, sweet malt with some fruitiness. Mouthfeel is light and crisp with high carbonation...a bit grainy with a dry pils-like finish that sticks to the palette.

One of the best Kolschs I've tasted. Highly sessionable.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Pale golden with good clarity and no visible effervescence, topped by half an inch thin white head that slowly dissipates to a delicate veil.
Nose is mild Pils malt with apple & pear and faint sulphury aroma.
Taste is an interplay of attenuated Pils malt, faint apple/pear-like fruitiness and hop-bitterness leading to a dry finish with sulphury notes.
Medium-light body is soft yet crispy on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

Delicate and subtle but not my kind of style hence the low overall impression. (330 ml, BB date 04-29-2012, into tulip.)

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of TheCorkStopsHere
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.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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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.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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!

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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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.

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Reissdorf Kölsch from Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf
87 out of 100 based on 1,011 ratings.