Reissdorf Kölsch | Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf

Reissdorf KölschReissdorf Kölsch
BA SCORE
3.87/5
1,274 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
Ranking:
#8,334
Reviews:
611
Ratings:
1,274
pDev:
11.63%
Bros Score:
4.08
 
 
Wants:
102
Gots:
168
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of Czequershuus
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a pale straw with a very large head. The aroma start with a base of crackery malts, and then a burst of yeast fruit notes - kiwi, passionfruit, gooseberry - and some spice, green apple, and dusty flowers. The flavor leads with a soft fruitiness - white grape, gooseberry - and soft crackery malts. There is even an odd undertone of blueberry present. The flavor is very light and crisp. Overall, this is a spectacular beer - so layered, complex, and yet also refreshing. The fruity yeast tones are varied and enormously entrancing. This is my first true German Kolsch, and it lives up to and beats the American expressions I have had. Easly one of my favorite styles, and a brilliant example thereof.

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of balzern
4.97/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Straw golden yellow with a moderate amount of foam.

S- lemon citrus scent with a moderate amount of grain and light bread.

T- very bready with a citrus taste in the background very enjoyable. A really light summer brew with a slight hop bitterness in the back not intense.

M- Moderate/highly carbonated with a crisp clean mouthfeel.

O- Highly recommended one of my favorite beers ever.

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4.97/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a beautiful, crystal clear, golden wheat color topped by an egg-shell white head that has a soft texture and a perfect consistency. Served in a strange glass.

The aroma is a gentle hop aroma filled with fresh grass and herbs, followed by a hay-like malt aroma, which is simple yet elegant at the same time.

Reissdorf Kolsch is a perfectly-balanced beer with Noble hops up front, with a slightly bitter finish and sweet biscuit malts in the aftertaste.

Texture is excellent with a creamy mouthfeel and a lively carbonation. Finishes really smooth.

This has got to be the pinnacle of the kolsch style. Just a fantastic beer, and I wish that this was something more available in our area. I think this beer is a must try for any true beer lover. Just amazing!

Pair this beer with pretzels, landjagers and any kind of wursts!

Purchased at the Wine Source in Baltimore, MD.

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4.94/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very refreshing and light. Medium carbonation, malty but not too overporwering, just the right amount of hops for the style and no bitter after taste.

A wonderful example of what a great kolsch beer can offer and a great introduction to the style for newbies.

I could just drink this all day long.

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4.88/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

500 ml bottle. Poured into my cylinder glass.

A: Comes out a very pale yellow-gold and crystal clear. Excellent white head that retained and laced like a dream.

S: Light and crisp nose. Pale malt mingles with light hop aromas, as well as some faint fruitiness from the yeast. Mellow and pleasant.

T: Delicious! Nice, light malty sweetness is balanced beautifully by mild hop bitterness. Yeast adds some mild fruit notes as well as a faint hint of chalky dryness. A well-oiled machine of flavor and balance.

M: Light-bodied and lively carbonated. Finishes clean and slightly dry.

D: Look up "drinkablility" in the dictionary. You may see a picture of this nearby.

Wow! So crisp and refreshing! It's a crying shame that this is not more widely available. This will be mandatory in my fridge from here on. Give this a try for sure, especially if you're looking for a warm-weather brew or a lighter session beer. Reissdorf (for me anyway) is the standard by which all other Kölsch beers and their imitators are measured.

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4.85/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Reissdorf Kolsch is a great example of a Kolsch. The flavor is perfect and is matched by the color. The beer was poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Can't go wrong with this beer.

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4.85/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I possess the DNA marker that amplifies bitter perception; hence, most beers taste like bug spray. This was the first beer that I and my siblings tasted and said "WOW!!! Beer can taste like that?!" Smooth, light carbonation, can be served slightly less than room temp. but not too cold.

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4.85/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From the bottom of the can: "L16155 03:57"

Appearance: Crystal clear beer with a light golden body. Ample carbonation supports a very large pure white fluffy head. Perfect head retention. Decent lacing.

Aroma: It has a wonderfully fresh smelling spicy hop aroma with a deep herbal aroma and a bit of a decomposed leaf scent. Very characteristic of noble hops. Impressively fresh smelling especially given that this is imported.

Taste: It has a wonderful sweet grainy flavor that just lingers from start to finish. It supports a light bitterness and delicate herbal character that is fantastic. It balances the sweetness of the beer with this light herbal hop character with surgical precision. It is to the point where I would say it is in perfect balance. There is nothing I can think of to improve the flavor of this beer.

Mouthfeel: This beer is very easy to drink and it compromises nothing to achieve it. It has just enough bitterness to cut through the light sweetness and it has just enough carbonation to keep it alive without being too fizzy. It is light bodied but interesting. The beer is clean and it finishes a hair away from dry. It makes you want to drink it more.

Overall: A fantastic beer. it is the kind of beer that I shake the can a bit to see if there is anymore left. It is interesting and most of all it survived the import process! I would highly recommend this beer if you can find it in a can. I don't have any experience with the bottled version of this beer so I can't speak to that. I highly recommend this beer if you are a fan of light beers but enjoy noble hops. If you want a refreshing enjoyable beer this will hit the spot.

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4.8/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

World class stuff.

Pours a clear gold, with steady, rising carbonation and a white, fizzy head.

Nose is crisp and clean, straw-like aromas (not funk) and a slight sweet maltiness are apparent. Nothing overpowering, but it's surely inviting.

At first, the taste is simple and with a straw-like dryness that rounds to a white grape finish... At little further in, the beer develops a hint of vanilla sweetness and a slightly limey aspect to the bitterness. Finishes sweet, with white grape juice and vanilla.

My review can't do this beer justice. It's great stuff.

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4.78/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Ahhhh, now this is the gold standard. Don't listen to other people when they say that Frueh is the way to go -- Reissdorf is where it is at. Nice, sweet and clean, this beer is impossibly inoffensive and wonderfully drinkable. On-tap or in the bottle, this beer is fantastic.
Having said that, this isn't a challenging beer either. While there is nothing not to like about this beer, many people might not find something TO like either. So, if you want to go out with some buddies and just knock back a few, this is the beer for it; if you want to sit back and appreciate something complex, get something else.

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4.77/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml into Bicentennial Mason Jar.

A: 2 finger white head over a nice copper-golden body. Bits of lacing here and there.

S: Bready and floral. Nice grapey malts.

T: Very refreshing. an almost grape bubblegum, lemony notes. Super smooth and refreshing malts that give way to nice dry mouthfeel of floral hops. an almost green tea ending.

M: A one. Light to medium-light bodies. Just the right carbonation.

D: This type of beer and ones similar are becoming my favorite brews in the world. The second time I've had this. And after the first sip I cannot believe that I forgot about it so quickly. One of my top brews now, try one on it fits nicely.

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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