Reissdorf Kölsch | Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,266 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:
1,266
Reviews:
609
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.95%
 
 
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103
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163
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3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle to Boddington's tulip pint glass.

A- 3-4, clear yellow. White, foamy, quickly-receding though lasting head w/some lacing.

S- Grainy/yeasty malt smell w/underlying fruity sweetness. Subtle.

T- Dry, grainy, smooth malt flavor. Underlying sweetness comes through, especially in the finish. Occasional astringency. Refreshing.

M & O- Moderately high carbonation. Initially dry & somewhat flat w/sweet finish. Very well balanced. I want more!

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: light golden crystal clear body with a one finger white head that did not stay around long and leaves some lacing on the glass

Aroma: dusty grains, grassy, fresh biscuit, hint of floral

Flavors: white bread, light grains, sharp sea grass

Mouthfeel: light body; lightly dry feel; refreshing, crisp, fairly clean; grassy twang on the palate; light grassy aftertaste;

To the Point: a true Kolsch; drink it fast for the flavors break down fairly quick as it warms; I would buy this again;

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3.02/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a golden straw color. The head starts off a little over one finger high, with a white shade; it ultimately fades to a thin film after a couple of minutes.

S: There's not only a subtle sulfur note here, but also a mineral quality as well. There's also a slight presence of stone fruit esters here. Not much here, good or bad in general - however, this is by no means the freshest bottle, so it's hard for me to decry the (lack of) aroma.

T: I really wish this was fresh(er), but I knew exactly what I was getting into buying this. Thankfully, it's held up acceptably. There are still enough hops clustered on the front end to balance the sweetness of the malts (and likely, cereal grains) near the finish. Fruit esters are very subtle; I'd enjoy it if they were more prevalent here. Faintly buttery at times, also.

M: Can't fault the body here: it's light, crisp, and easy to drink. It's also well carbonated without being over the top. My only nitpick is that the finish could be a little drier.

O: Just as I said, I bought this not expecting a top-caliber kolsch, but wondering how good this could still be after being on the shelf for over a year. It's held up enough to where it's still a competent (if unimpressive) example of the style. I plan on re-reviewing this.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Reissdorf Kolsch glass from a 12 oz bottle. Look is clear bright gold, two finger head and lingering lacing. Smell is fruity with light hop aromas and a hint of mint. Taste is delicate fruit, a hint of vanilla and sweet malt notes. Feel is light in body with a crisp dry finish. One of the pioneers of the style and should be considered as a classic.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: The clarity is brilliant, the color is pale gold. Topping it off is a thick and persistent pure white head.

Smell. A slight sulfuric aroma is delivered some first aid via a healthy a dose of noble hops. Grainy malt wafts in the background.

Taste: A puckering, tart character that is typical for the style is accompanied by grainy malts and noble hops with low-medium bitterness. A slightly mineral character to the water can be detected.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light mouthfeel and medium carbonation keep things crisp and light. The finish depicts a happy medium between smooth and dry.

Overall: Objectively speaking, the beer appears to be true to style. Subjectively speaking, this is a beer with a mineral quality and an astringency that I just can't get behind. Reminds me of a cheap light lager. Of course, I'm fairly certain that if I was in Germany and was having a fresh bottle, I'd be happier with this beer.

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Reissdorf Kölsch from Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf
3.85 out of 5 based on 1,266 ratings.
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