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

For Trade:
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,240 |  Reviews: 600
Photo of Jerone
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Golden straw colored with a one finger white head that slowly fades, fair lacing, lots of bubbles.

S - Pale malts, floral hops and some grain.

T - Taste is similar to smell, perhaps some more grain, pale malts on the initial taste, finish is slightly bitter and dry with some floral hops.

M - Light bodied beer with lots of nice tiny bubbles, feel great on the palate, very refreshing.

O - Great after you mow the lawn or do something of that nature.

 462 characters

Photo of tbeq00
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of VncentLIFE
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ive heard about Kolsches, and how good they are. I wanted to try a German one before any American attempts.

Pours a very light, transparent yellow straw-like color. Light white head, fed by light, bubbly carbonation.

Smells very light and refreshing. the noble hops used were almost entirely aroma. hints of sweet malt and corn.

Taste is exactly like it smells, except a bit of a twang added. Aroma hops are there and are nice and floral. Malt is light with a touch of bittering hops just for good measure. Very light and balanced. I like it.

Im excited for this style, lets hops Americans can do similar!

 609 characters

Photo of jophish17
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of Nordstrand
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Light and golden with head that sticks around for awhile

S: Light malt and yeast with a touch of vanilla that grew on me with each progressive sniff

T: mild grass, straw, bread

O: my beer guy at whole food recommended this and he was right

Sessionability - very yes

 272 characters

Photo of kornkid8600
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of schopenhauerale
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of sim0n17
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of bkoch81
5/5  rDev +29.9%

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

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:


2014 impression:

High B / GOOD

 597 characters

Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of PaBeerLover
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of DeutschesBier
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of RepMichigan
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of pgofman
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of stevoj
3.09/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured into a stange, a little deeper golden than the Fruh, with a one finger airy head. Aroma and flavor not quite as strong as the Fruh, mouthfeel slightly watery and aftertaste flat.

 185 characters

Photo of Digitallama
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of codynevels
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Elfastball7
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Jspriest
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of JMWEB2
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice darker yellow, and the head completely dissipates leaving no lacing behind.

S: I smelled some grain/ bread/ wheat, and some malt.

T: Crisp and some fruit up front with grains and the malt, finish is very strange, can't describe it.

M: Not quite medium bodied, but close. High drinkability, with a good amount of carbonation.

O: I would enjoy more than one and overall its a good beer. However I've had several other Kolsch's that I enjoyed more.

 465 characters

Photo of tony223366
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: golden yellow color. Very, very clear. Tons of action from carbonation. Really big fluffy white head. Great retention

S: pale malts. Smells really... Fresh I guess. Lightly hoppy and slightly fruity

T: sweet malts. Very bready. Some light fruitiness with a grassy hop finish.

M: very light and dry. Nice carbonation

O: very, very drinkable and refreshing. Extremely crisp finish. For my first kolsch I was pleasantly surprised!

 435 characters

Photo of JayS2629
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Gotta grade this for its style and its pretty good.

Pours a clear, light yellow with a big creamy head that fades fast but leaves ok lacing.

The aroma has a nice touch of herbal hops with a light, clean grain background. Fruity hints accent.

The flavor is clean and bready with a touch of grassy hops and herbal flavors that balance nicely with faint juicy fruit notes.

Thin, crisp, light and refreshing.

Overall, easy to drink and enjoyable.

 447 characters

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

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.