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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 983   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewMoose (83) - Florida, USA - APR 21, 2013
11.2oz. bottle. Pours golden with a light white head. Some pear and orange aromas along with grain. Light hop flavors. Some diacetyl. An ok kolsch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Icedwarf (394) - 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 (1909) - 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 (190) - 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 (3012) - 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 (389) - 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_ (203) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1518) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2014
A light sweet aroma comes from a clear light amber pour which provides no head or lacing. The taste follows the nose - a pleasing faint sweetness makes this Kölsch easy to drink and very enjoyable. Medium-light body moderate carbonation? Overall, quite pleasant and rewarding.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ro0kie4 (1) - - SEP 22, 2014 does not count
Bestes Bier überhaupt in der besten Stadt. Ein muss für jeden Kölner. Ich trinke es am liebsten eiskalt

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ExpendableHero (764) - Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Clear golden beer with a white head. Skunky/funky aromas aren’t that great. Tastes of some muted corn mash, flowery hops, and some malt. Bittersweet finish. Decent for the style and very drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (2351) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2014
Classic Kölsch with regular, quickly decreasing head and pale golden blonde colour. Subtle aroma, light malt sweetness, apple, grass, floral hops. Light but clean and crisp malty taste, spicy notes (mint) with a dry, medium bitter finish; thin mouthfeel.


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