Reissdorf Kölsch | Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf

very good
1,240 Ratings
Reissdorf KölschReissdorf Kölsch

Brewed by:
Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf

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

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

Light straw color with some gold hues. White fluffy head with moderate retention.

An interest mix of aromas. Some light fruity notes mixed with gentle citrus and then deep base notes of wet mineral and sulphur. Pushing up from underneath are notes of cat pee and flint. While it might be an odd combination, it certainly wasn't boring.

A gentle bitterness is balanced nicely with the malt. While the front end shows more of the mineral, while the finish brings back the fruitiness that lingers for a bit. A light hoppyness holds it all together.

Mildly creamy on the palate with just a touch of wateriness at the edges.

A very interesting beer that has you putting your nose in the glass several times. Things were evolving, showing new facets, and developing all the way to the bottom of the glass.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours straw gold with a tall head of thick white foam that fell slowly leaving lots of lace behind and a cap and ring. Exceptional clarity and brilliance. Nose has a good sour bite from the yeast up first then a clean and mildly fruity smell. Apples and some faint spice. Pale malt with a honey sweetness. Light grain. Earthy. Taste is perfection. Refreshing with the apple as it comes over the palate fruity and sweet with plenty of smooth bread underneath. A touch of floral and even a little mint. The body is feather light and smooth. It 's supple and rich. There is a deep earthy quality to the malt that I find spectacular in it's straightforward simplicity. It's dry overall and leaves with a touch of pine and a small bitter. There's no lingering aftertaste except for the taste of minerals. It's superbly clean. Very refreshing and a stellar example of the style.

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Straw-gold; slightly cloudy; effervescent; small head

Aroma: Slightly sweet; bready; faint alcohol; grassy

Taste: Slightly sweet on start; leads to slightly dry, hoppy flavor; not overpowering; smooth overall, but not overly complex; refreshing, though

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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

A - Pours a brilliantly clear golden straw color. White head dissipates quickly.

S - Low Pils malt aroma. No hope aroma. Very faint sulfur odor. Faint fruity esters present when aerated, but don't retain.

T - Balance is quite neutral, with attenuated malt profile and mild bitterness. Finish is dry and complimented with a pleasant 'tangy-ness'. Noticeable mineral character.

M - Very crisp finish, medium-light body. Above average carbonation. No warming from alcohol.

O - An excellent Kolsch. Pure and true to its heritage. You can't help but feel this is what many domestic brewers have attempted to copy. Drinkability is excellent.

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