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Reissdorf Kölsch | Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf

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BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
1,280 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf
Germany
reissdorf.de

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 11-15-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,818
Reviews:
611
Ratings:
1,280
pDev:
11.63%
Bros Score:
4.08
 
 
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Overall an easy drinker that's somewhat of an apple bomb. Hops help to balance the sweetness and deliver an overall pleasant experience.

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Grassy and floral hop aromas. Herbal and earthy.

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Category #, (a-f), Subcategory (spell out)
5B, Kölsch
Reissdorf Kölsch
Aroma 8/12 Comment on malt, hops, esters, and other aromatics
Moderately high grainy malt aroma with moderate bready and doughy notes.moderate hop aroma with moderate low grassy and floral notes.
Appearance 2/3 Comment on color, clarity, and head (retention, color, and texture)
Light yellow in color, clear with small parts of yeasty sediment. Quarter-inch persistent white head.
Flavor 14/20 Comment on malt, hops, fermentation characteristics, balance, finish/aftertaste, and other flavor characteristics
Moderately high bitterness dominates with moderate floral and spicy hop flavor. Low grainy, bready, and biscuity malt character. Balance is towards the hops, but the malt provides a nice support. Slight oxidation shows through as the beer warmth.
Mouthfeel 4/5 Comment on body, carbonation, warmth, creaminess, astringency, and other palate sensations
Medium-light body with moderately high carbonation. No alcohol warmth detected. Slight chalky astringency that may be due to oxidation.
Overall Impression 7/10 Comment on overall drinking pleasure associated with entry, give suggestions for improvement
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Overall score 36/50

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Reissdorf Kölsch from Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 1,280 ratings
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