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


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RATINGS: 1095   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2005
Kolsch is a light and refreshing style, and Reissdorf is no exception to the rule--though it’s aftertasts is a bit more hoppy and bitter than fresh. I prefer Kupper’s, which is cleaner and ever so slightly fruitier. Still, not a bad brew--definitely preferable to most German lagers/pilsners.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (4006) - - SEP 19, 2005
grainy flavor and some sweet fruity hops. generous malts. yellow color with fizzy white head. extremely crisp and easy to drink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Sampled from bottle. Pours brilliant yellow-gold with a creamy white head. Aroma is grassy and strikingly sour - much like a poorly made adjunct-laden lager. Uugh. Flavor is balanced as you might anticipate, with a small dose of grassy hops. No fruit from yeast detected. Somewhat bitter and unbalanced. Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Pass on this one. Perhaps it’s better in Koln? No doubt this style of beer travels poorly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2005
500ml Bottle. Light and golden in the glass. White head loses itself immediately. Still good amount of effervescense bubbling to the top. Yeasty, hop, floral nose. Sweet hop flavor with a little dryness. Easy drinking with a subtle kick. Rolling over the tongue, sweet and delicious. Certain floral notes linger. I truly enjoy this style, but this is the first with a Cologne origin. The Germans don’t often dabble in ales, but when they do...Delicious!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Bottle. Poured a gold/yellow with a decent white head. Faint aroma of hops, not much else in the nose other than a clean smell I can’t describe. Flavors true to the style, mild sweetness, a little bit of fruit. Refreshing!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2005
The hops (which I don’t know is a Kolsch signature or not) are skunky cabbagey but it smoothens out as it goes down. A golden color with medium head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koelschlover (4) - Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2005 does not count
This is an excellent beer. By far my favorite beer i had in Germany. Besides koelsch that was freshly brewed at pubs where you could only get that beer at that pub It’s far better then its rival beer which is Alt beer from Dusseldorf. This beer has outstanding flaver. It has the look of a light beer but a strong and filling taste. Good head and gold in color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2005
A golden colored beer with white head. A light, earthy beer with a slighly bitter finish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2005
Golden pour with a decent head, I think I bought it when I was thinking of Cologne, Germany. In retrospect, I probably shouldn’t have bought this beer, it doesn’t represent the best of what this kind of beer can be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2005
Pours a big rich white head, but it thins to nothing. Malty nose. Sharp on the tongue, then a clean finish. Bitter and crisp. Little hop character. Maltiness lingers throughout. Gotta love those Germans. A good quaff.

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