Reissdorf Kölsch
Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf

Reissdorf KölschReissdorf Kölsch
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Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf
Ranked #34
Ranked #17,162
3.88 | pDev: 11.6%
Sep 04, 2023
Nov 15, 2001
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Reviewed by Vlad11

4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
nutty, husky, creamy, flowery, dry. some notes of white wine, perfect balance between sweetness and bitterness, never to sweet, drinkability high. best from the right glass with 1 cm head
Sep 04, 2023
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Reviewed by Ernald_Elbertson from Delaware

4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
My first of this lovely beer, bottle poured into a Stange.

A brilliant color, similar to a pilsner and totally clear. Carbonation is more modest than a German lager. Mild lacing present.
Smell is pretty subdued, at least in the Stange. Getting some maltiness and a bit of hops. Taste is where it starts to shine, there is a clear difference between a true Kolsch and an American brewed "Kolsch style ale." They start similar with delicious light malt and breadiness, then a flash of bitter hops, and it ends with the signature white wine character (which I have never actually tasted in an American version). That grape flavor is wonderful, I wish it was present in more beers. Moutheel is also pretty stellar, light, bubbly, and quite dry. American Kolsch ales feel like they have a higher final gravity most of the time, or are given honey to help sweeten them, I prefer how the Germans do it.

I could drink this all day in a stange. While the stange might detract a bit from flavor, it is so good for enhancing the feel and drinkability of this beer.
Aug 16, 2023
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Reviewed by BeerGeekExtraordinaire from Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Standard disclaimer: I rate the way I do on Untappd.

This is the first kölsch I have had from German brewery. In comparison to American versions, it's got a much more grainy, cracker like mouthfeel. It has less fruit notes than an American kölsch, and there's more assertive bitterness than an American version. I think I prefer this over American ones, if I am given a choice.
Aug 05, 2023
Rated: 3.99 by alexsergio from New York

Jul 12, 2023
Rated: 3.77 by Sasu from California

Jul 03, 2023
Rated: 3.92 by Myboymi from Kansas

Jun 25, 2023
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Handsome clear bright yellow with bubbles streaming in the Zunft Kölsch glass. More resiny than perfumey, in the aroma. Mouthfeel is more substantial thank I think is typical, with quite a robust malty taste and body. Some hints of caramel and even pineapple. The hops are quite evident without adding too much bitterness. Highly quaffable with big flavor and mouth-filling body. My 500 ml can also appears from the Julian date to be a year old, but
Jun 16, 2023
Rated: 3.83 by Summerteeth from Massachusetts

Jun 02, 2023
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
500ml can into a tall glass. Appears to have been canned in March of 2022, so over a year old. Ugh.

Looks decent though. Slightly hazy pale golden yellow body with a bright white head, replenished by streams of carbonation. Brady, doughty, malty aroma. Taste is sweet and malty and a little grassy. I think it has lost its crispness, but all in all, still a decent refreshing drink.
May 27, 2023
Rated: 3.76 by GedH from England

May 27, 2023
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Reviewed by hopsputin from New Jersey

4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
a: clear straw yellow color with some chill haze. 3 finger solid white head

s: loads of grains and grass. hay and straw. some sweet bread and lemongrass. some crisp lager spice and crisp sweet grains

t: sweet grains and crusty bread upfront. big lager spice which adds an immediate crispness. lemongrass and straw. a little bit of earthy bitterness as well. finish is clean and crisp

m: light mouthfeel with high carbontion

o: very solid Kölsch. crisp and refreshing
May 27, 2023
Rated: 4.99 by mjurney from Texas

May 21, 2023
Rated: 4 by AbeO

May 20, 2023
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Reviewed by Beers-es from Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap with a side pour, looks a very clear light gold. Big creamy head leaves rings of lacing all the way down. Grassy and bready, nice full feel. Very good.
May 09, 2023
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Side pull tap:
Crystal clear light gold with a creamy sheet of white bubbles covering 100% of the surface and glass as the beer falls. A light nose of beard and grass, leaning definitively more to the latter. The taste is similar, with a hint of citrus in the orange realm. Light on the opening, a bit of grain and a dash of mineral, finishing with a bit of grass and a hint of banana.
May 05, 2023
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clear golden straw color with a fluffy white head. Nice bready malt, lemon, and grassy hop notes on the nose, and that is where the taste goes as well, with a crisp, clean mouthfeel adding to the drinkability of this very nice kolsch.
Apr 25, 2023
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Reviewed by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
L: Clear gold body with a 3 finger white head

S: Aroma has notes of white bread, grassy, floral, white wine

T: Sweet, bready malt up front. Grassy hops on the back end.

F: Light and crisp

O: Excellent example of the style
Apr 16, 2023
Rated: 4.17 by jglynn from California

Apr 09, 2023
Rated: 4 by _Adam_ from Maryland

Apr 01, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by Sed1917

Mar 22, 2023
Reissdorf Kölsch from Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf
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