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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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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pils glass.

3.5 A: Clear medium yellow color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is good, but not much in the lacing department.

4.5 S: Sweet and grassy, but the sweetness has surprising depth. Indeed, this is surprisingly complex while being simple. It's hard to explain so I'll just say that this smells great.

4.5 T: Taste is much like the nose. Super clean with a grassy sweetness that is powerful, yet elegant.

3.5 M: Light to lighter medium body. Carbonation is a tad low for the style, but still reasonable. Could use a bit more creaminess though.

4.0 D: This is probably the best tasting kolsch I've ever had. This truly is a great style that seemingly always gets overlooked.

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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2/5  rDev -48.3%

Photo of hoptualBrew
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle that pours out clear straw yellow fizzing carbonation from the bottom. White thin head leaves minimal lacing on the glass. Smells like sweet light fruits and bready malt backbone. I didnt get any hops from the nose but on the palate it makes its appearance as the end with a touch of bitterness. Sweet, light, balanced & my first Kolsch - I'll be back for more.

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2/5  rDev -48.3%

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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%

Photo of crnipeter
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%

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.

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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%

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