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

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RATINGS: 1103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.6
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Some DMS issue. Very light fruity smell. Semi sulfer issue also. Light golden color with a good head. Too cloudy for this style. Medium bitterness, good malt flavor. Crip wih a lingering yeast flavor that might count for the cloudiness. A good crisp beer with a slight DMS issue might be over oxidized?

2.9
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Golden color, good head, slightly malty aroma, understated hops, something very smooth and sweet going on, tasty hops, not too bitter. Enjoyable.

3
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2005
A smooth, rounded kolsch with a dusty finish. Pale gold, short and short-lived raft of foam. The disappointing aroma shows plenty of grain, wet cardboard and some sour lemon drop candies. Lots of sweet citrus on the tongue and a nice soft mouthfeel. Carbonation verges on soda-like. Very clean and well integrated. Quite dry in the finish. I’d like to have tasted more fruit. Loses points for that coarse aroma. (330ml bottle, Camperdown Cellars, bb 27/4/06)

3.2
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.

3
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.

2.5
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.

3.6
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!

3.6
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!

3.2
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.

3.9
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.


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