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


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RATINGS: 1087   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 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JUL 24, 2005
bright and clear golden yellow color with lots of fizz streamers. rocky/fluffy white head that is tall but goes quickly. no lacing. aroma is lager-like, yes, grassy and wet hay. also honeyish malty aroma. carbonation is high, mouthfeel starts very watery and thin. flavor starts dry and bitter but not too hoppy. also a little sweet/spicy maltiness, a little pear juice. flavor finishes a little metallic, a little dry/tart and lemony.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 7, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2007 Pour a light straw with a fully diminishing white head. Smells like a lager. Bready, cooked vegetable aroma. Body is thin and carbonation is lively. A bit spicy, at least it’s not adjunct laden, but the cardboard malt taste is unwelcome. Not bad, but not enjoyable. This is the first Kolsch I’ve tried. I’m not impressed with the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluevegie (3073) - 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 (9564) - 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 (15378) - 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 (6104) - 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

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