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Brewed by Hausbrauerei Päffgen
Style: Kölsch
Cologne, Germany

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BMMillsy (1364) - Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Tap at Max Stark in Cologne. Clear golden pour, big fluffy white head. Aroma of straw, light hops, and a bit dirty as is always the case for me with the style. Flavor is as expected: straw, light sweetness like honey, tinge of hop notes, and a lingering dirty finish. Light bodied and medium carbonation, goes down easy of course. Let’s all just be real here and admit that pretty much any Kolsch just tastes like any standard Miller Lite/Bud Light with a little extra sweetness. Can’t get into this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SinH4 (29) - - AUG 26, 2014
On tap at the brewery, 200ml Stange. Standard clear yellow-gold appearance with white head. Slightly hoppy aroma with some malts. Taste is not as light as the taste of other Kölschs, more "würzig" (flavorsome), with more malts. Still very light and therefore easily drinkable also for non-beer-fans (but that’s exactly what Kölsch aims to be). Probably the best Kölsch around, but Kölsch is not my cup of tea in general.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moravius (476) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2014
Etliche Stangen im Brauhaus Päffgen, Köln. - Goldgelb, klar, schöner weißer Schaum mit Ringen im Glas. - Nase frisch hefig wie bei einem Gasthausbrauerei-Erzeugnis, mit Noten von Honig und Vanille. - Antrunk sehr weich, mild malzsüß, zart keksartiges Malz. Mild rezent, weicher Körper, enorm süffig. Frische, mild grasige Hopfenbittere mit Noten von Orangenschale und Minze, die sich auch gegen deftige Brauhauskost behauptet. Milder aber nicht fader Nachtrunk. - Enorm frisches, mildes aber doch ausreichend hopfenaromatisches Bier, das von der Süffigkeit her an ein Kellerbier heranreicht. Wohl unpasteurisiert. Einziges Manko sind die lächerlich kleinen Gläschen, die schon leer sind, wenn man sie nur scharf ansieht ...

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8044) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2014
200ml vom Fass at Brauhaus Päffgen. Crystal clear golden coloured body under a low, remaining white head. Nice lacework to the glass. Aromas of grassy hops. Fresh, semi-sweet flavour profile of grass-fruity hops, added by pale malts leading to a very smooth fruit bitter end. Soft, natural carbonation. Fine bodied. Nice version of the style with splendid drinkability (Köln, 22.07.2014).

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1141) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
On tap at Bierhaus im Salzgasse in Koln. Golden clear beer with no gas, but a bubbly head. Smooth and lightly hopped, tasty. Hoppy but indistinct aroma. More-ish and easily one of the best native Kolschs.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PriorL (1777) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2014
TAP at the brewery in Cologne. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, nice and stable white head. NOSE: malty, fresh, somewhat bitter. TASTE: malty, fresh, quite the ’full’ taste, slightly hoppy. By far the best Kolsch I had in Cologne.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (3710) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 21, 2014
sampled at the brewery in cologne. This brewery was helarious they have one beer, one size. The just asked me if i wanted "beer" and i got a 20cl glass of this, middle of the road kolsch, simple and refreshing.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JulienHuxley (3041) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
A dozen glasses at the brewery and some others. Crystal clear gold pour with rich lacy white head. Aroma is hoppy, probably why this kölsch is so successful - I secretly wanted to hate is, but ended up having to admit that it was the best we had in Köln. The freshness was top, which helps, but it is also the hoppiest and has the most character of all the kölsches in my opinion. Great grassy hops, smooth silky sweet grain flavors, light vanilla, some dusty hop. Palate is still pretty dry, with the same low carbonation that makes these beers so easy drinking. A world class example of what a summer terrasse beer should be all over the world, but is only in Köln.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StueyD (1157) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
A bright, golden yellow coloured beer with a frothy white head. A light malty aroma, biscuity with a hint of caramel. Dry mouthfeel. Dry clean, malt taste is followed by a tart, pithy citrus, grapefruit flavour. The finish is tart. Tasted at Bierhaus am Rhein, Köln, Germany.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CHS_Colonia (4) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2014 does not count
Das beste Kölsch in der Stadt. Sieht aus wie flüssiges Gold. Am besten schmeckt es im Stammhaus in der Friesenstrasse.


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