Reissdorf Kölsch | Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,268 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:
1,268
Reviews:
609
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.95%
 
 
Wants:
103
Gots:
163
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Sammy
3.05/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bit of cheesy aroma greets you on a pale yellow lager with moderate head. Fair taste, a tad sweet and dry but satisfying. Smooth somewhat creamy and drying mouthfeel, I have had much creamier kolsch and want something hoppier as well. At 4.8% a session ale and a good summer lawnmower choice.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.21/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Thin head with lots of lacing on a clear golden body. Aroma is light with light malt and sweet corn. Flavor is more of the same. Not boasting a very strong flavor but consistent with the style. Light bodies and high carbonation. Drinkable and fuller than most in the genre.

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Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, grass, and hay. Taste is much the same with a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is easy to drink and pretty tasty.

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Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of metter98
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: It poured perfectly clear and straw yellow in color with a medium sized head that died down quickly into a thin layer of bubbles on the surface. There's a moderate level of carbonation.
S: There are light aromas of grainy malts with notes of lemons.
T: The taste is very clean and is well balanced between the malt and hops; it also has some notes of grapes.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate with lots of crispness and dryness.
D: It's very easy to drink this beer, which quenches your thirst and is very refreshing. This is very sessionable, especially on a hot summer day.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Understandable why this Kolsch ranks amoung BA's top beers. A great granny smith apple with lemon-lime citrus characters in the nose and flavors. Lightly malty and lightly grainy, but not to distract. Moderately bready and yeasty. A light, but round and complete body. A crystal clear straw color with bleached white, less-than-fizzy head. Lightly minty in the finish, very clean and refreshing. Hard to find a better summertime beer.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served on-draught into a tulip at Beachwood BBQ. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a one finger head of slight cream, fair thickness, and bad retention. Colour is a clear yellow.

Sm: Barley and straw - that's it. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Straw, full barley, light cream, and slight hops. Not real complex by any means, but pleasant. Pretty well balanced and built.

Mf: Smooth, wet, and sharp. Substandard for the style.

Dr: Very drinkable. Good quality. I won't have it again, but it's enjoyable.

***
2nd impression from a can in Koln:

B- / WORTHY

***
2014 impression:

High B / GOOD

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Review from notes taken at Beachwood BBQ in Summer 2012. Cost was $5.50 USD.

HEAD: 2 fingers worth of head height. Beige in colour. Consistency is of decent thickness but lacks adequate frothiness and creaminess. Retention is average (~2 minutes).

BODY: Clear straw yellow, obviously filtered. No yeast/lees are visible within. Vibrant.

AROMA: Clean pilsner/helles malt, fresh 2-row barley, some creaminess, spring water, mild grassiness. A clean aroma of mild aromatic intensity.

TASTE: Fresh 2-row, crisp clean helles malts/pilsner malts, straw, creamy notes, and light grassy hop flavours. Very drinkable and aptly full-bodied while feeling light on the palate. A very pleasant balanced brew that goes down rather effortlessly.

Simple but efficient and harmonious. I quite like it.

TEXTURE: Crisp and refreshing. Wet. Clean. Light on the palate. Smooth. Well-carbonated. Suits the taste well, accentuating its clean helles malt flavour.

OVERALL: Very drinkable - the kind if beer one could crush multiple bottles of in one sitting. I'd definitely buy this for a party; casual and discerning drinkers alike will find this pleasant and approachable. A must-try within the style, and a beer that hides its modest ABV well.

B- / WORTHY

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Photo of brentk56
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a clear golden color and a modest head that leaves a few strands of lace

Smell: A bit of grain but not much else is discernable

Taste: The malty elememnts of this beer are slightly sweet and bready, up front, with a grainy, lemony bitterness that develops by mid-palate; at the same time, a fruity character from the yeast adds complexity; after the swallow, the crispness finishes off the flavors quickly, with just a lingering floral element

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with crisp carbonation

Drinkability: Crisp and clean with a nice hint of fruitiness; good example of the style

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of zeff80
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a clear, golden color with a white, one-finger head. Highly carbonated.

S - It smelled of corn and grain adjuncts.

T - It tasted of grains and some sweet malt.

M - It was crisp and dry. A light-bodied beer.

D - A pretty good Kolsch. It isn't incredibly flavorful but it tastes good.

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

Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear golden straw color with a 2 finger dense white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, pepper, floral, grass, cracker, bready grain, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and strength of malt, hop, and light yeast ester notes; very clean. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, floral, pepper, grass, cracker, bready grain, and floral earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, floral, grass, light pepper, bread, and light earthiness on the finish for a bit. Great flavor balance of malt, hop, and light fruitiness; with an extremely clean flavor profile and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent Kolsch! Great clean and balanced flavor profile, with plenty of flavor for 4.8%; and extremely smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Boone757
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at Loreley in NYC on 3 August 2008:

Appearance: Clear golden body. Short white head. Average retention. Minimal lacing.

Aroma: Straightforward maltiness with a touch of floral, grassy, and mildly spicy hops. Clean. Very mild notes of fruitiness. Nothing that hasn't been observed in a standard lager. Some apples.

Taste: Crisp, clean, refreshing. Straightforward beer. Well balanced malt-hop-bitter. The hops are more pronounced than they are in the nose. Slightly herbal. Yeasty fruitiness is basically non-existant. Very much a standard lager - not a pils (not bitter enough), not a helles (not malty enough)... yet still an ale. Finishes short... rounded and drying with a hint of malt, a touch of hops, and a smear of bitterness.

A very well-done Kolsch. Very drinkable.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of chinchill
3.29/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the 2013 Atlanta German Bierfest

Clear light gold with plenty of rising carbonation bubbles. Topped by a proportionate and very durable head.
Appealing but very light aroma with hops and light malt in balance. More hop presence in tasting.
Light body with medium carbonation.

O: Good representative of this very mild style beer.

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Reissdorf Kölsch from Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf
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