Reissdorf Kölsch | Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,240 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:
1,240
Reviews:
600
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.95%
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
155
For Trade:
0
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Photo of windowside
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Stillyman11
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of timmy2b
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dukeandduke
3.42/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1/30/16 Chicago (500 ML bottle poured into Kolsch glass). Bright gold read pour, mild carbonation lingers for minutes. Nominal white head. Very pleasant aromas of malt, bread, herbs and hops. Nice mixture of bitter hops and somewhat sweet taste. Carbonation retained, crisp with medium to heavy texture and easy going down. Presence much stronger than expected for a 4.4% ABV. Happy to have picked this up, and look forward to future pours.

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Photo of rjp217
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PEESHALEODEJANARO
3.34/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

notes from my experience back in Aug 2011...had one summer evening...hit the spot. Nice and cold...these beers go down easy ladies and gentlemen. I could crush a bunch and be ready for more! Light and mild, but clean and crisp. Very refreshing.

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3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Novare

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Photo of FaradayUncaged
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MacMalt
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into cylinder glass. It pours a golden yellow with a frothy bright white head and lacing that didn't dissipate. It smells of bready malt with a slight hoppiness. The taste is yeast with a hint of lemon and apple and a nice dry hoppy finish. It's a nicely carbonated, low ABV ale that is very sessionable. Overall, it is a nice, light but flavorful ale.

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

Photo of SaltofOH
3.39/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle, no date. Pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright gold with three fingers white frothy foam. Retains quite well, and leaves a substantial, but not remarkable spotty lacing. Initially aggressive small-bubble carbonation lingers in a steady stream of Champagne-like bubbles.

Smell: Definitely can smell that this is an ale, and not a lager. Smells quite like an American blonde ale, with a very bready, slightly sour (not in an unpleasant way - like fresh white bread). Mild noble hoppiness is present, but this is a pils-malt driven beer, for sure.

Taste: Quite mild arrival; lacking the hefty pils malt I associate with lighter German lagers. Aley-nes builds across mid-palate, and the Kolsch character is recognized. Followed by some noble hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation, good mouth-filling. heavier side of lightweight. Drinks heavier than 4.4% ABV, but still a light beer. Has that lingering ale slickness, not a lager crispness.

Overall: A fine, quaffable Kolsch. I really enjoyed Sierra Nevada's offering more for its crispness and hoppiness, and Gaffel seemed to me to have more of the fruity characteristics I would think would be typical of the style. This is okay, I suppose; just lacking in crispness and complexity of flavor. BJCP says they have a short shelf life, and I think this has suffered for that.

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4.48/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A perfect example of a true Kolsch! Prost!

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2.88/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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3.57/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Chickenshack
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

L-A beautiful clear straw. The pour is aggressive and leads to a full 2 inch white fluffy head.
S-a light bready malt presence.
T-Light crisp and clean malts with hints of sulfur. True to style it is crisp, clean, and well balanced.
F- the mouthfeel is light with modest carbonation.
O-an excellent example of one of my favorite styles. The kind of beer you could drink all day cheering on your favorite sports teams, which I am.

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3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.37/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reissdorf Kölsch from Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf
3.85 out of 5 based on 1,240 ratings.
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