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Brewed by Privat-Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf
Style: Kölsch
Cologne, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 987   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Reissdorf Kölsch is the beer speciality from Cologne with a tradition starting 1894. A Kölsch with a pleasant, full-bodied, and uniquely light and sweet taste in premium quality, that is brewed for the adepts who prefer something special.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jmgreenuk (4922) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle traded with Deanso. Poured a crystal clear straw colour with a frothy white head. The aroma is yeast, soapy skunky malt. The flavour is light bitter with a light hop bitter palate. Light bodied with average carbonation. Pretty awful.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mmahut (1100) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2014
Can. Pours in clear pale body with low white head. Aroma is malty, hay, crisp. Taste has higher malty sweetness, grassy bitterness, pretty low. Body is full, high carbonation.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
pvitt (11) - - DEC 14, 2014
floral hop and a little malty. golden, clear, very sparkling. light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness. light body, thin feel, lively, bitter

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
geologyguy (762) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Light and effervescent smell and taste, taste is all malt and slightly sweet, low carbonation, boring

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Icedwarf (416) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Helder lichtgeel bier met schuim. Smaak is hoppig bitter en krachtig, hooi en gras achtig. Blijft redelijk lang hangen, uitstekend bier.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (1943) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Tap at some Italian place (!!) in Tempe AZ.

Light pour, while head, served in the proper branded glassware. Nice. Man, the lack of love on this site makes me sad. A good kolsch is a delgiht and it’s a tragedy (for them, not me) that the vanilla-bean-bourbon-cinnamon-weasel-shit-frappaci crowd doesn’t see this. But whatever. Crisp, slightly lemony, a very nice if subtle hop bite, grass, delicate but delicious. Great beer. I didn’t expect it to have held up well across the ocean and sitting around at some restaurant, but for whatever reason, it was in good shape. Wow -- an unexpected treat.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adamnowek (250) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
Slightly sweet as far as a kölsch goes. Smells and tastes a bit of cereal or corn. Pretty drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3074) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle (500 ml). Clear pale yellow with a medium white head and little lacing. Aroma is of fresh cereals, light herbal notes, hints of citrus/lemon and floral notes. Taste is slightly sweet with light cereals notes, light fruitiness, floral notes and herbal notes. Light body. Medium carbonation. Mild finish with a light lingering sweetness. Good Kölsch. Super drinkable. I would have been curious to try it from cask.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bill Becker (402) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Crystal clear straw gold, smallish head of foam but dang, it won’t go away entirely. Corny, hoppy in a Noble Pils kind of way. Smells like what a desert would smell like if it was a beer. Lovely grainy corn applied to this Koelsch. The hops have a nice dry and bitter bite to it. Funny that I look at corn as a negative in the macro lagers but here, it works fine. Light bodied, medium carbonation. A classic for a reason, me thinks.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luk_ (204) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
On tap at Reissdorf. Clear yellow with white head. Aroma is cereal and some farm notes. Taste is clean cereal with moderate bitterness and light tartness. Palate is dry but not as much as Päffgen. Drinks very well.


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