Reissdorf Kölsch | Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,259 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:
1,259
Reviews:
606
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.95%
 
 
Wants:
101
Gots:
162
For Trade:
0
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Photo of AZTEX
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

My first Kolsch and I poured into a glass from a bottle. This beer had a beautiful foamy head that quickly filled half the glass until it settled down. The color was a very light amber and there was a lot of good carbonation. The beer had a bready, yeasty smell, with a touch of citrus and hops. The taste was exceptional. Good malty, sweet flavor up front that became citrusy (almost sour) in the middle before finishing with a soft hoppiness. This was a medium bodied beer and extremely drinkable! I will definitely drink some more of these!

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Photo of javlin624
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of Littleoaktree
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of hellabosque
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of NoHop4me
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of bdoggboston
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of NateD
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of zbloom
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of xmorgan
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of lsummers
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of psoriasaurus
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of vw72
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of jeffyboy65
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of Kaiser777
4.72/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- Very clear golden yellow with a thick rich pearl white head, with little bubbles slowly floating to the top, and a beautiful lace that hugs the glass and let's you know it's staying there.

S- It is slightly malty with an almost pilsner smell to it.

T- It is light but very delicious, with a slightly malty taste and a dry finish, and an awesome hoppy after taste.

MF- Coats the mouth very well, light carbonation, with a dry finish.

D- In my book I could drink this beer all the time, very refreshing and delicious, not to heavy and not to light, with a pilsner fell that is lighter then your average pilsner, so two thumbs up from me, satisfiying to the last drop.

Hats off to the fellows in Germany that brewed such a wonderful beer.

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Photo of hustlesworth
4.71/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I enjoyed this one much better on tap than in bottle

A- sparkly clear golden amber with fine rising bubbles. Creamy dense white head leaves this curtains of lace. Foam never completely dissipates and th lace forms nice hard rings as it dries. Served in an authentic reissdorf stange.

S- bready sweet and malty like a very clean Helles or lightly hopped pils. Some grassy and floral nots and a bit of apple skin and banana.

T- a tiny touch of bubble gum at the very start then grassy herbal hop flavor followed my very fresh lightly toasted malt. Much better than the bottle I had a few years ago. Near the finish the hops are more like tea or very light tobacco with some tart lemony characteristics and the toasty crackery cereal flavors far outlast the bitterness long into the crisp finish.

MF- light and lively, an excellent refreshing thirst quencher. Carbonation is aggressive and prickly and gves the brew a cool menthol feeling. Very clean on the palate with no residual anything except a light fresh barley aftertaste and a moderate dryness.

D- incredible summer brew, having this on tap has definitely
renewed my faith in this style. I'm a born again kolschstian. Easy going dryness makes this one hard to put down and the attractve cylinder showng a golden beer in all it's glory is equally alluring.

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Photo of mribbens
4.69/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JRed
4.69/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Transparent golden in body with white head. Fresh aroma of grass, grain, light honey, some floral, pine. Tastes of cereal, honey, grass, cornbread. Light bodied with medium carbonation. World class

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Photo of Sachsenfreude
4.68/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

appearance; everything a Kölsch should be. Pours a pale, exceptionally transparent, straw yellow. Decent head that stays thoughout the drink, leaving beautiful lacing, looks like ichthyosaur fossils in a quarry wall. Alert carbonation, making this a perfect pick.

smell; white chocolate malts with a slight grape tartness. Some stale bread blends nicely with toned down hops.

taste; mild unripe fruit sweetness upfront. Some citrusy hops without a rind bitterness. Heavy malts in the finish are most noticable. Grassy notes show up from time to time that balance nicely with the malts.

mouthfeel; loose with perfect carbonation. Only the slightest bit of sting and alcohol burn is present. Very light bodied with a tea-like gentleness in the finish.

drinkability; super drinkable, need I say more, can not be better. One of the best examples of the style that I have ever had, nearly perfect.

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Photo of schlazzgraft
4.65/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500ml bottle poured into a glass (i wish i had the RIGHT kind of glass, but anywho...)

A - very, very clear and light; pours with a decent head with not too much retention - fades to a small bubbly foam

S - Pretty mild, slight malts but mostly clean lemony hop scent

T - Fruity up front, but then fading to a nice clean bitterness. Probably one of the cleanest/most refreshing finishes i've experienced.

M - Creamy, but still light and refreshing.

D - Great for a summer night, and one sip leaves you coming back for more

Overall a great beer, and my first Kolsch. I hope to try others in this category someday, although they seem pretty hard to come by.

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Photo of SpencerT
4.65/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured aggressively from a 330 ml bottle yielded a thick foamy egg white colored head that lasted surprisingly long. The body was crystal clear with attractive carbonation bubble that would make an American Pils or Lager green with envy.
The scent of Apricots and sweat bready malts were present. The sweet fruity flavors came through the malts with a nice dryness left at the end. The smoothness can only be described as silky but not heavy.
This is one of the most drinkable beers I have ever had. It was hard to put down and just kept getting better as it came to temp. Well worth the $9.99 tag for the 4 pack. Your non-BA buds would enjoy this one.

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Photo of dankster
4.65/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lovely golden color with big white head(almost two fingers) The beer is almost see though with alot of notes of earthly malts. It smells very crisp and clean with good hop sense on the nose. The taste is perfect for this style of beer with just enough balance of hops and almost fruit like quality. goes down very easy and would be a stable during hot summer months. Overall a great beer that i would recommend to anybody that is a fan of the kolsch style of german beers. Cheers

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Photo of Offa
4.65/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is simply an excellent kolsch - full of flavour and character, yet refreshing, crisp, and exceedingly drinkable.

Dark straw-gold, it has a medium white head which shrinks steadily to a permanent thin top. It leaves some decent lace.

The aroma has a lot of grain and hay with apple peels, honey, bread, grapes, and a hint of banana.

The taste is very crisp and clean, full of flavours of bread, hay, apple, white grape juice, lemon, hints of honey and vanilla. It's slightly on the dryish side, lively, with a light tartness in the finish.

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Photo of Barnabas
4.64/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

This is a great beer ! the beauty of this style and this brand in particular, is the bitter flavor is not overbearing , the taste is simple and yet delicious, the smell is that of the greatest hops, It smells like beer my dad used to drink,or the aroma I smelled when I was around rohrbachs brewery growing up.I've tried other brands of kolsch , including sunner and gaffel, have to give gaffel another try,but so far reissdorf has this import on lockdown tastewise for me.

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Photo of Joshuafzylatra
4.63/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Reissdorf Kölsch from Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf
3.85 out of 5 based on 1,259 ratings.
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