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Reissdorf Kölsch | Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf

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3.87/5
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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:
#8,835
Reviews:
611
Ratings:
1,280
pDev:
11.63%
Bros Score:
4.08
 
 
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4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have enjoyed this on tap at Zum Schneider in NYC, but am currently sampling from the bottle; not as good as on tap, but splendid nevertheless. Clear, light golden color with full head that settles, unassuming aroma. Clean, grainy taste with big grassy malts and just the right dry hop sparkle. In the bottle this tastes less like a Kolsch and closer to a golden lager or pilsner. Refreshing and very drinkable, yet dry and clean. Does wonders for settling the stomach. I think this is the only true German Kolsch you can get Stateside, and it's a fine representative.

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Photo of rastaman
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Marvellous brew, you could drink this shit all night. Light clear gold/yellow in colour, head doesn't last long, slight sweet malty aroma, with a touch of floral hops, exceptional mouthfeel, slight sweet malty start with a dry hop bitterness. tremendoulsy easy to drink and even quite complex.

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Photo of Wildman
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a clear golden straw color and formed a nice white head, leaving little lace. A medium amount of carbonation. The aroma was of lightly of hops with grainy malt present giving a bit of a breadlike aroma. The flavor was of hops and was a touch grainy. The finish was a touch tart due to the carbonation. Haven't tried too many of this style so review may change.

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Photo of Todd
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

@ Redbones BBQ, Somerville, MA.

Crystal clear golden, active carbonation and a nice and tight white lace. Mild tropical fruit in the nose. Nice, big, malty palate and unusual for such a light looking beer, but welcomed. Dextrin and fruity sweetness run side by side. Fruit notes are tea-like, a bit peachy? Crisp mouthfeel. Hops are present, but not upfront. Light bread flavours, some grain dryness in the finish.

This is one of THE traditional Kölsch beers out of Germany. You can't really say more than that.

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Photo of Jason
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 16.9 oz (500 ml) tall slender Euro style bottle with a simple bright red label that really catches the eye. No freshness date.

Appearance: Pale golden straw colour with an intense clarity and a bubbly appearance. Head retention holds its own and after a semi-hard pour it yielded a fully white froth then subsided to a delicate lace leaving occasional rings down the glass.

Smell: Clean aroma, some pale malt breadiness with an extremely clean applely vinous note. Thick soft graininess is the bulk of the nose though a faded peppermint like hop comes through.

Taste: Moderate body with a refreshingly crisp mouth feel from the medium high carbonation. Sweet pale malt with a little fresh cut hay and apple woodiness as well as a bit of minty or pine most likely from the hops. Vague suggestion of vanilla and maple. Flavours are meshed with an unbreakable complexity for such a light coloured brew. Dry pretty much from the get go with a full grainy palate. Crispness keeps the mouth clean, hop bitterness is lightly assertive and enhances the dryness. Dry malt character rides far into the finish with remnants of a piney hop.

Notes: Beyond drinkable, this brew is a great way to wet the appetite whether it is before a meal or the beginning of an all night session of drinking.

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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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