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


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RATINGS: 1075   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2005
Clear light golden body with an average size white head. Fresh aroma of mown grass and also pine. Nice roundness in the body from the malt and then comes the hops, although not over the top, citrus and pears. This went down a treat but probably would be a tad better with a little more bitterness and body. Probably could drink quite a few of these in a session but could also get easily bored with them.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (9267) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2005
(bottle) Pale golden colour with a medium frothy white head. Malty aroma with biscuits and fruits (apricots, grapefruits). Slight sweet flavour, malty taste, crisp hoppy finish with a soft bitterness. A well made Kölsch.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Fresh cut grass and loam aroma with a little honeyish sweetness. Hazy golden with hardly any carbonation in the glass. Dime thin head. Meager lacing. kinda malty hayish flavors with a touch of sweetness. Very drinkable. Very refreshing. One dimesional, but pleasantly so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2005 Bright yellow beer with a very large white head. Light yet very refreshing and flavorful beer. Lightly malty with some citrus notes as well as an aroma of fresh cut grass. Very good for a hot day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (15170) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2005
Bottle. Bready vegetable aroma, not unpleasant. Yellow colour, big, unstable white head. Light body. Quite clean tasting and refreshing with a little acidity, but quite boring. Flavour and aftertaste also have some vegetable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5949) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2005
Bottle. Pours straw colored yellow with a tall frothy effervescent white head. Nose is slightly fruity, grassy and lightly hoppy. Some light bread notes as well. Taste is doughy, light fruits, big grassy hops, light yeast and grains. Body is light and effervescent. Very refreshing! Finishes sort of dry with light dough and yeast, grass and some light papery notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Poured out into a reissdorf kolsch glass. Pours strawlike in color with the generous fluffy head typical of kolsch. Smells of grass, sugar, apples, bananas and coriander. Tastes of grass, morning dew, honeysuckle, and a bit of pepper and spices. Lively mouthfeel. Smooth finish. This is a superb example of my favorite style of summer beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear, pale golden with an almost absent head. Very pronounced, sweetish malty feel, a great softness and a very discreet bitterness. Kölsch is not the world’s most exciting style of beer but it’s soft and sympathetic. 240505

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12683) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2005
Golden kolsh with a nice creamy white head. Lightly sweet malt in aroma with grassy notes. Sweet fruity malt with a hint of pineapples, and some faint hops becoming stronger in mouth as tasting progresses. Quite nice. Bought at Beers of the World (fall 2004).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sigmund (6482) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2005
500 ml bottle, at the foreign beer bar of the 32nd Cambridge Beer Festival. (Was also available on draught there, but not when I decided to sample it.) This was my first Kölsch ever, as far as I can remember. Moderate head, yellow colour. Looks like a pilsener or a helles, smells like a decent pilsener: grass, hints of tropical fruits. Flavour nearly like a decent helles or one of the better pale lagers, but a slight yeastiness betrays its origin. Decent, but did not impress me.

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