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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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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MichaelAwesome (4070) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2014
Eine Legende ist es und wie gerne haette ich geschrieben, dass es eine wundervolle Erfahrung war ! Mitnichten, denn mehr als ein kerniges und sueffiges Koelsch mit etwas Buitter und Wuerze war es dann doch nicht. Leider hat die Reissdorf-Flasche vom Norma mehr an Aromen intus als das hier. Schade, aber ein gutes Rating darf kein Zwang sein.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (4070) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Pours out in a deep golden colour with beautiful steady head and medium body. Aroma of hops and malt with some grassy hints. Taste of fresh hops, light malt, bread, grass, citrus and flowers. Easy drinkable and quite nice. But not that exceptional.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (5119) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2014
Tap @ Gaststatte en dr Salzgasse, medium sample. Clear yellow to golden color, medium white head. Aroma of spicy and earthy hop. Medium bitter in finish. Shows a bit more character than most other kolsch. With all these Kolsch, the most important thing is freshness.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7409) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
On tap at Brauhaus Päffgen, Friesenstrasse, Koln, Germany, Thursday 27th March 2014 Clear as you like. sunny day golden, it is sparkling, looks utterly superb. A touch sweet to start but with a tight lightly flinty steely bitterness, this the leads to a nice hoppiness not sure if it is Tettnang or what but I like the hops. Wonderfully refreshing a very nice beer. A6 A5 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12551) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
Dark gold, not a ton of aroma. Taste is lightly bitter, touch of malts, herbal finish emphasizes hop bitterness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (1564) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
Gravity poured from the wooden cask at the brewery. Pours a clear yellow with a 2 inch white cap that sticks around. Nice lacing. The aroma is mild...light fruit and a touch of spice. The taste is slightly tart fruit, mild hops that very nicely mingle with the light malt character leaving the mouth slightly dry and bitter. Very light body but silky smooth going down with carbonation on the mild side. Hugely drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lembeek (143) - ITALY - FEB 28, 2014
Dorata, brillante, con una schiuma persistente e aderente. aromi eleganti di mela e malto. Nel palato morbida, watery, fruttata. Finale secco moderatamente amaro.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
estpiwo (1277) - ESTONIA - JAN 4, 2014
Draft. Clear golden color with nice white head. Grainy aroma. Taste was medium malty sweet, some hops. Nice medium bitter dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (3763) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2013
200 ml. draft @ Bierhaus en d’r Salzgass. Clear golden with a creamy white head. Nose smells pretty sweet with grains, sweet malts & touch of corn, seems a touch off. Taste is pretty sweet, light honey and sweet corn, white bread, sweet herbs & lightly metallic. Light & easy to drink. Looking at the scores, I expected this one to be head and shoulders above all the other Kölsch’s which oddly didn’t turn out to be the case, I actually preferred Pfaffen over this one plus couple of others. It is not bad or anything but I looked this one up on RB whilst deciding which places to hit in Cologne. This beer itself didn’t fulfil for me the promise made by seeing the praise, odd, maybe its me. It is probably me :)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Usko (168) - Bavaria, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2013
Poured from a barrel in the brewpub in Köln. Golden color, white and long lasting head. Aroma of malt, grain, some bread and grassy/herbal hop notes. Taste is heading in the same direction, but malty notes dominate.Balance is just perfect, so much taste and so good to drink, love it!


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