Reissdorf Kölsch | Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,253 Ratings
Reissdorf KölschReissdorf Kölsch
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf
Germany
reissdorf.de

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 11-15-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,253
Reviews:
605
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.95%
 
 
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4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bottmfeedr
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpongeHop
3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

L - yellow, clear; nice solid white head that dissipates quickly
S & T - grassy hops, light grains, slightly metallic
F - thin, lively carbo, easily sessionable

O - decent enough sessionable light beer, but I found the metallic taste slightly offputting. Preferred the Muhlen Kolsch myself.

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Photo of cuvtcuv
3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Spikester
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear pale gold with two fingers of white head that lasts about five minutes. Good amount of lace.
Smell is grass hay bread crust.
Taste is herbal grassy hops with some light bread crust malts.
Mouthfeel is light bodied with standard carbonation. Finish is lightly dry and balanced.
From a 500ml. bottle. Overall a tasty easy drinking ale that was very refreshing.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HermitDan
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.61/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: Two finger white head, clear yellow body.

Smell: See below,

Taste: Grains, sour apple, hay.

Feel: Medium body and carbonation, balanced great.

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Photo of MNAle
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L16155 12:30 5/3/17
Grassy, sour bread aroma. Clear yellow-gold, tall white heat, leaving plenty of lacing. Lots of bubbles on the initial pour, but becoming pretty flat after that. Fruity, somewhat sour biscuit and grass. Thin, light mouth feel. The sourness lingers into the aftertaste. Mild and easy drinking but the sour taste is ever present. Very slight hops bittering in the finish.

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3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had in June 2006, at Das Kleine Stapelhaeuschen, Köln, Germany, on draft into stange, and again yesterday, same place. One of the principal producers of Kölsch and parties to the Kölsch Konvention, Reissdorf Kölsch is also one of the standard examples of the style.

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Photo of GreenMind
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bogdawg
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tcsox
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psmith161
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of White_Whiskey
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

16 oz. Can

Mellow gold color. A formidable white crown forms, falls pretty quick. Plenty of thin lace left over.

Classic Kolsch nose: sour bready and dry wheat scented malt, sour mash, green veggie salad and slightly herbal hops with cream o corn.

The flavor is classically Kolsch, a very mild but sour malty taste, with corn and wheat
Very subtle hops that have a grassy, herbal effect, clean malt has some wheat aspects, nothing too complex but very effective. I have had more interesting and complex versions, this one comes across as a bit "thin" overall in flavor. Perhaps suffering from a bit of "import itis" . ....maybe not as fresh as it could be. It is in a tall boy can, so you would think the travel might be easier.....(?)

The feel is as light as it gets, very gentle with a long, malty finish that never gets dry. Pretty relaxed, not really crisp with a ling, malty end.

This is a nice change of pace from the big, local Vermont hop bombs I've been into lately. A classic and Authentic German standout. Not a complex or deep brew, but sooo damn easy to drink. The simplicity and balance is the virtue here.

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3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nwhittin
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whey2Hoppy
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thoglund
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Reissdorf Kölsch from Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf
3.85 out of 5 based on 1,253 ratings.
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