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%
 
 
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101
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162
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Photo of zerk
4.62/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light gold with a thin white lace that trials down the glass. Aroma of grass and grain with a touch of vanilla. Slightly sweet flavor, and very dry and crisp with a light body. Flavor has grainy and slightly yeasty characteristics. This is an amazingly complex Kölsch, and would be an excellent brew to relax with on a hot day... hell, even in the middle of October, it's a great beer to relax with.

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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 PhillyStyle
4.6/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served on-tap at Brick Store Pub:

Clear pale yellow with big light white head that was retained well.

Aroma was light but with a definite grain/bready aroma, but also a hint of sweetness to it, possibly a fruit aroma from the malt and also a hint of hops.

Good malt/grain flavor, clean with the slightest touch of hops. Simple, but excellent flavor.

Well carbonated, light, crisp and easy to drink with a nice dry finish. I was really surprised that I liked this one as much as I did. Overall, this is a very good refreshing beer and one that may be better enjoyed during the hot summer months.

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Photo of steveh
4.6/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Reviewed to style:

A -- Clear straw to golden color with a thick white head that settles nicely with fine lacing.

S -- Spicy noble hops up front with mild cereal graininess back.

T -- Lightly bready and grainy, lightly sweet -- not harsh, up front, finishes with a balanced hop bitterness. Maybe some vague sulfur back, but nothing distracting.

M -- Soft mouthfeel with a light body.

D -- Stunning. How about that?

Again, what American macros only dream of being.

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Photo of Patrick999
4.6/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured at Abraxas. Pint glass, very clear gold with a large fizzy head.

It's so hard judging aroma with a beer like this. I get some light toasted grain and flowery character. Almost some musty peach. It is not a strong aroma by any means, but that's not the point.

Taste is very clean. Light floral hops, almost sweetly floral. Quite subtle, but very tasty.

Feel is crisp, well carbonated but not overly so.

This truly is the kind of beer you could drink all night. Excellent kolsch!

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Photo of Cervisaphile
4.59/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This Kölsch is a prime / premiere example of the style. It deserves its high BA rating, and compared with two other German examples sampled today, it is head & shoulders above them. Seek this beer out whenever you can!

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Photo of Trambo
4.58/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a clear golden color, high carbonation, forming a fluffy white head.

S- Nice light bread-like malt, with a hint of citrus hops.

T- Starts with a slightly earthen maltiness, with the hops lending well-balanced citrus and pine flavosr; finishes dry with a great balance of malt & hop flavor.

M- High carbonation makes this a very crisp, clean, drinkable and refreshing beer.

Fantastic example of the Kölsch style. Truly a reminder as to why I love German brews. To date, this one of my all-time favorites. I picked up a few .5L singles at Total Wine in town, as part of a sample pack of German beers. Highly recommended!

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Photo of dedbeer
4.58/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MacStinson
4.58/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of woodychandler
4.56/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Transcribed from undated notes.

This was poured for me and the server produced two fingers' worth of quickly dissipating bone-white head. The beer was a beautiful golden-yellow color with NE-plus quality clarity. The nose was faint with Saaz hops. Mouthfeel was medium with a very dry quality on the tongue. Finish was Zephyr wind-dry with a lingering taste of Saaz hops. For those who have heard me rave about Bryan "Lil Guy" Selders' Kolsch at Neversink just before it sank - this was as close to it as I have found. Very impressive!

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Photo of mikeborglum
4.56/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

poured from a 500ml bottle: aroma is sweet and grassy, a crystal clear yellow color with white frothy head that reduces but good lacing, a light touch of fruity sourness, a mediium body, creamy texture and lively carbonation, very long, soft and pleasing finish. I really like this beer and could drink these several of these at a sitting!

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Photo of mrgrinch
4.55/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - This beer has a beautiful dark yellow color with very rapid and plentiful carbonation. I poured it into a large Kölsch-Stange and it developed a frothy head that remained. The beer itself is clear and looks like gold. The active carbonation calls to me.

Smell - The smell is sweet and reminds me of candy, or sweet rolls.
Taste - Taste is sweet but like bread that is only slightly sweet--not like a pastry.

Mouthfeel - Though the beer is clear in its appearance, the feel of it is more full and almost creamy. Almost heavy in texture, but not overly so. I bet that is why they usually serve it in .2L glasses. It is like a gourmet treat. I enjoyed the carbonation.

Drinkability - A very easy drink, but full of flavor and texture. I feel that it has a bit of a heaviness to it that may limit one from consuming too many of these like some lighter, summer beers. Did I say 'creamy?'

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Photo of crownrl28
4.53/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EliottJW
4.52/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

After a recommendation coming from one of my most trusted BA friends, I decided I had to try this beer. It's my first kolsch and I have to agree with him when he says that "you can drink buckets of the stuff".

This really is a great looking beer. looks sooo appetizing on this, the hottest day of the year so far (that's actually why I decided to pull it out of the fridge). poored into a tumbler, it's got a stark white, 1 finger head that disappears quickly and sticks at nothing more than a rim around the edge of the glass. I normally would have given a beer that looks like this a 1.5 due to my aversion to light lagers... but on a hot day like this, in the middle of the allstar game, it looks amazing. it's apparent that this beer is QUITE carbonated and even as I'm looking at it from a foot and a half away, I can begin to pick up its deeelightful esters.

it's nice and fruity from the get go. apples... pears... and grilled hot dogs... wait no, my room mate just put the hot dogs on... scratch that. let's stick with apples and pears... a just clap your hands.

it wasn't until I took my first sip of this beer that I realized that this is exactly what I've been waiting for all day! sooo light and refreshing! the esters proved to be a preview to the taste; light and fruity. after the first swallow and 10 seconds or so to see where the aftertaste went, a nice, light, bready yeast introduces itself. it's not overly bready though... really refreshing!

I could drink this beer aaall day long. put this in my had instead of a coors light at an A's game and I'll be in heaven!

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Photo of Wattstriker
4.52/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.52/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rarrar
4.52/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of calichemist
4.52/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of crossovert
4.51/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poures from a 500ml bottle into an official Reissdorf Kölsch jumbo cylinder glass, one of my favorite glasses. It is a crystal clear straw color with magnificent tiny bubbles rapidly floating to the top and a nice foamy white head that leaves some really nice lacing.

Smell is pretty quaint, a bit of breadiness with very subtle hop.

Taste is crisp and delicious, Kölsches are just the most drinkable brew I swear it is like drinking liquid gold. It has a good medium body that is offset with its brilliant carbonation which equates in my opinion to extremely high drinkablility. Its a great malty beer, and it's got the perfect balance of hops as well. Definitely a bit of bready green apple in here, it ends with a nice dry but bitter hop finish.

I'd say the drinkability on this is even higher out of its "own" glass. These things go down like candy on a hot summer day.

Overall just a wonderful masterfully crafted brew out of Köln brewed in the Kölsch tradition with passion and full attention.

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Photo of Zakk
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: subtle malt and fruit esters, pils malt, fruits are like pear or other light fruit. Appearance: Pale gold, 2” fluffy head dissipates slowly leaving cathedral window lacing clinging to the glass as you drink it. Flavor: Balance of pils malt, subtle fruit esters, hops, nothing is overpowering or over stated, soft round palate is key, malt is well attenuated, fruity sweetness is very subtle, medium low bitterness lingers into the finish and after taste with the malt, delicately dry, nothing harsh, low noble hop flavor. Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, medium light body, clean, crisp. Overall: everything is subtle but very well balanced, drinkable and well put together.

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Photo of juicebox
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of tyleeis
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ltdantheman
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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