Reissdorf Kölsch | Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf

very good
1,249 Ratings
Reissdorf KölschReissdorf Kölsch

Brewed by:
Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf

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

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Photo of Rick778
3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jacobob10
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into a stange.

Deep gold color with a tall, fluffy, white head. Great clarity. Nose is subtle with soft fruit (apple) and spicy hops. Clean, balanced flavor with a touch of white grapes and acidity that helps to cause the beer to finish dry. Very smooth and easy to drink.

Whenever I'm at a biergarten and a friend asks for a recommendation but I know they don't love lagers I steer them towards a kölsch. More often that not it's Reissdorf and that person is always happy with the choice.

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Photo of Bammer21
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of safaricook
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought in a supermarket near Köln and poured into a stange glass
Crystal clear yellow with stable fluffy head
Spicy hops in the aroma paired with yeast aromas like kiwi and pears, also straw, crackers, hint of butter and even smoke. Surprisingly complex
Crackery malt flavor with spicy hops, super dry, bitterness subdued and very late, crisp
Medium body with prickly refreshing carbonation
I never liked this style before, but this one is really fine

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Photo of Julesburn
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

14 oz tulip Pours very clear, brassy yellow

Smells bready malt with apple juice and Pear

Tasting sweetness of whole wheat bread, apples and pears. Hops are subtle crisp and savory, a whiff of onion. They meter the sweetness and dry the back. Finishes with a nice balance of crackery malt and delicate (forgive me) floral hops.

surprisingly rich for such a clear beer. Medium carbonation. The slightest oily quality but not unpleasant. Easy drinking yet full bodied, ideal Kolsch paradox.

Damn fine.

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Photo of Czequershuus
5/5  rDev +29.9%
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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Photo of madakassal
3.34/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Doomcifer
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teromous
4.85/5  rDev +26%
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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Photo of Phoodcritic
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerOps
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjccmd
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fresh, floral aroma. Crackery malts, somewhat doughy. Sweet smelling. A touch fruity, pear-like. Grassy hops.

Pours light gold with white head. Ok retention and lacing.

Fresh bitter hops upfront followed quickly by sweet doughy malts. Crisp, clean, elegant. Pears and grass. Snappy bitterness. A tinge of minerality.

Light body with medium light carbonation. A hint of creaminess. Finish is dry and minerally.

Great. Light, refreshing with a certain subtle complexity.

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

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 larryi86
4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle poured into a pint

A- Clear golden straw color with a two finger white head.

S- Bread, spicey/earthy hops, hint of light fruits, just enough sweetness fron the malts.

T- Bready, touch on the sweet side, fruity, mainly light fruits, hint of peaches and grapes, just enough floral and earthy hops to balance the beer.

M- Smooth, crisp, light.

O- When I first opened it, it smelled like a crappy mass prodoced lager, but as it warned a little and the head went down the smell really changed to something special. Very easy to drink, great summer beer!

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Photo of Taybeh
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a single into a willibecher, this pours a clear pale yellow, lots of bubbles, with a very good thick white head, good retention, good lacing...looks enticing! Very clean nose, with pale malts and very light toasty grains, the promise of a little mineral earthiness, and some sweet perfumey apple orchard-like notes (both the fruit and the woody smell). The taste and mouthful are quite nice: creamy graininess, some more wood and delicate floral fruitiness, moderate and soft body, fairly high carbonation, crisp finish. Pretty faint with respect to the hops, especially the more spicy notes...more earthy and delicately fruity. What a fabulous summer brew: always intrigued by this style. A decent number of American breweries are putting out a version these is good to be reminded of a hallmark of the style.

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Photo of icemanls4
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mickmanhattan
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love this beer. When it's 90 f and humid outside, this is what I order at my snooty watering hole. Completely refreshing. More satisfying in flavor than most kolsch beers. The smell doesn't really exist, but taste-wise, it's like a good beer. I think I may have another.

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Photo of Bbealmear
3.17/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aufie
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of harrisjohnson
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tlema1
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: yellow/gold color, thin lacing white head, lots of bubbles
S: bready, with a slight maltiness
T: clean, earthy, a little spiciness
F: light body, the high carbonation tickles the tongue
O: maybe my favorite Kolsch to date

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