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

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RATINGS: 1094   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (3130) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2010 New rating: 2/24/2010: My first rating was #133, back in 2003. Now that I know a little more about Kölsch, time for a re-rate: Sweet malt smell in pour, not much hops to it, just lighter than pilsener. Pale gold color, just a few bubbles twinkle along the glass. Light taste. Kind of saccharine, but that’s what I’ve been finding in my Goose Summertime too. Maybe this summer style just doesn’t age too well. Not much in the way of hops, though there is a slightly fruity ester. This may have gone down better on my back porch in the summer, instead of in my basement after another snowfall. But I just seem to like this less the second time around. Original rating, 11/11/03: 6-3-7-3-13:
Bottled.
Malty, with a kind of raw grainy texture to it. A pleasing extra kick of hops.


3.7
willisread (3546) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 7, 2017
Draft at Craft Brewed. Pours a clearish gold with a finger of foam that lingers. Grainy nose, lots of fields of grain. Clean and crisp, faint sweetness. Light hops on the finish. What a Kölsch should be. Very enjoyable.

2.7
Piepenhenrich (1171) - Steinbach, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2017
Being brought up on Altbier it's hard to be objective on Kölsch. Among the Kölsch I had, I find Reissdorf to be among the best.

3.4
ads135 (4923) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 2, 2017
A really nice Kolsch, though not the best of the varieties I tried on my visit to Cologne. Light a crisp, hay and grass. Mild, bright bitterness.

2.4
zackbeer (1) - Los Angeles, Alabama, USA - SEP 20, 2017 does not count
Must have old beer. Really skunky. Was in cologne, drink the local brew. Very skunk. Old.

3.2
MarcoDL (5310) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2017
Draft. Golden pour. Aroma and taste of grainy malt, fresh bitters, herbs and a bitter grassy . Typical, but nice.

3.1
luttonm (6634) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2017
Bottle in Seattle. White fluffy head, bright clear gold body. Aroma of cardboard and grass, some sweet bready yeast as well. Intriguing mix of flavors on body, remains quite dry throughout with honey and cardboard notes. Dry grass, golden character, some fruits and light ester. Dry bitter finish, with some banana to boot. Fair.

2.8
greks (396) - GERMANY - AUG 31, 2017
0,33 l Flasche aus real Getränkemarkt in Köln Deutz. Orangegold klar mit klener, schnell abfallender Schaumkrone. In der Nase intensiv modrig, Brot, Teig. Im Geschmack ähnlich, eher mild herber Abgang

3.4
tonyferrari (33) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2017
Served on tap. Crystal clear straw-golden colour. Thick lasting white foam. Slightly herbal tending towards citrusy aroma. Slightly malty smooth flavour well balanced by the low-bitterness. The low body, the low carbonation and the 4.8% Abv make it a refreshing beer. A milestone in the kölsch panorama in Cologne.

2.4
angel77 (3738) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 5, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2017 Botella 50 cl del c Inglés Oviedo tomada en Oviedo junio 2004. Lote 3 O hasta 09..11..2005. Color amarillento turbio con espuma blanca persistente. Sabores cereales y maltas con ligeros dulces. Cuerpo ligero fácil de beber. Normal.

3
lkowalkowski (473) - POLAND - JUL 20, 2017
zlote, klarowne. Piana opada, ale nie znika. Ladnie oblepia szklo. Slaby slodowy aromat. W smaku lekkie z delikatna goryczka na finiszu.


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