Reissdorf Kölsch | Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,249 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:
1,249
Reviews:
605
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.95%
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
158
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,249 |  Reviews: 605
Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmg480
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mongrel
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Crisp, but not totally dry. A prominent apple sweetness. Really clean flavor profile nonetheless, with a very slight lingering hop bitterness.

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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Photo of NiceTaps
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap in a half-liter dimpled mug.

Clean and clear yellow, slightly golden, color with a fluffy 1F white cap. Lots of bubbles.

Grassy and floral hop aromas. Herbal and earthy.

Fruity and flavorful. Pale malt, light yeast. Some funk that's tempered by biscuit malt flavor.

Light body with a clean finish and no aftertaste.

I like this style of light ale and this is the real deal.

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

Photo of crownrl28
4.53/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | 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 retry4z
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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
Overall a pale, clear, crisp and refreshing beer that encourages drinking with its assertive hop flavor carried by a light malt graininess. The oxidation can be moderated by avoiding splashing the wort and proper bottling techniques.
Overall score 36/50

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Photo of Jame515
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 EdgarGerik
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of misternebbie
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Segelstrom
3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Super clean

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Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of allswells
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I've had this beer both on tap and canned. On tap, it's exceptional and pairs really well with a burger and fries. The canned version was less stellar, but it is still a relatively strong, delicious beer.

Look: Pours a very clear gold with a pretty large head that settles into a thin layer of foam on top. Low to moderate lacing.
Smell: Very biscuity/malty, with the slightest hint of white grape.
Taste: Just like it tastes; lots of biscuit and malt on the onset. It also leaves a delightful, surprisingly strong white grape aftertaste.
Feel: Slightly tacky mouth-feel, but it's what I've come to love!

All in all, a solid beer. Exceptional on tap, but even canned it still offers a really strong showing. Relatively cheap too!

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.34/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrsqc7
4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light head quickly fades leaving little lacing
Bright light malt and sunshiny hops
Soft edges with a good crunch once you get into it
Very good
Very good

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Photo of MattyG85
4.41/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid finger of white head which settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A crisp and bready malt forward aroma with a scent of biscuit, fruit, and floral hops. Bready malt scent of biscuit, cracker, and grains along with lager yeast. Mild fruit hints of apple and grapes. Earthy and spicy hints of German hops. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a crisp and bready malt driven taste with notes of biscuit, fruit, and German hops. Upfront bready malt notes of biscuit, grains, and cracker with some lager yeast. Subtle dried fruit notes of apple and white grape. Earthy and fairly spicy notes of Noble hops. A very nice crisp taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, clean, and very smooth.

Overall: A very good German Kolsch. Good crisp biscuit malt flavor with some nice subtle fruit notes.

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Photo of MrDis
3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JTuomi
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of barnzy78
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at the Bavarian Lodge - Lisle, IL
A - crystal clear and golden with a thinner white head that slowly fades to a foam leaving some sticky lacing on the glass
S - grassy hops, white grape & apple, pale malt & a bit of yeast but not much else
T - grassy & spicy hops, pale malt is wheat-like, faint yeast with some faint apple, white grape & peachy flavors on the finish
M - light bodied, ample carbonation, finishes very dry and clean
O - very good Kölsch here. I like it for what it is, but not so sure I'd order it again.
*I hate to tinker with ratings, but after reading more about this beer, it deserved a better score, so I upped it a bit.

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Photo of ghwolf
4.39/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Reissdorf Kölsch from Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf
3.85 out of 5 based on 1,249 ratings.
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