Brewed by Hausbrauerei Päffgen
Style: Kölsch
Cologne, Germany


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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CraftBeerNick (1966) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2015
Tap at the Gaststatte Bar, 3rd June 15. Looks like a lager, aroma, fairly basic some malt, slight metallic, taste is refreshing, not much going on. Not my thing

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sound67 (702) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2015
Kölsch is not beer. Period. Most "beers" of the style (Früh, Sion, Gaffel, Reissdorf, etc) are weak, slightly sweetish and eminently forgettable. Päffgen (from the barrel at their brewhouse in Cologne, which is also a decent restaurant) is the best of the lot. A bit more peppery in aroma and taste than the rest, though the typical Kölsch character is still there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (8030) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2015
From wooden barrel at the brewhouse. Poured clear weak golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma is nice malty with spices and some citrus notes as well.Same goes for the taste, mild soft malts, some spicy notes, crisp and delicious mouthfeel, very good at the source. .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2618) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Tap at Bierhaus Salgass. Pours a dark gold colour, aroma has some citrus and some malt, taste is bitter and hoppy with a dry bitter taste. It is by far the Kolsch of Cologne.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
powelln13 (8) - Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 12, 2015 does not count
Light and fruity, less bitter than a Pils. Fairly light on flavor, but tasty all the same. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (1228) - SWITZERLAND - APR 10, 2015
The Päffgen shares its clear yellow color with standard foam head in the typical 0.2 liter glass with probably all kölsch there are. The smell is rather neutral. The smell is a nice compromise between a malty body and more hoppy bitter taste. Quite refreshing but with almost dying carbonation when you get it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
szeli (262) - GERMANY - JAN 17, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2015 Genau so sollte ein Kölsch sein. Reich im Geschmack, gleichzeitig sehr erfrischend. In den Stangen bleibt es immer frisch, deshalb unbedingt aus den typisch kölschen Stangen trinken! Das Päffgen Kölsch präsentiert sich klar golden im Glas, nichts aufregendes in der Nase, dafür aber geschmacklich einwandfrei.Jeder Besucher Kölns sollte einmal im Päffgen auf der Friesenstraße gewesen sein!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
droef (162) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2014
0,2l glass from tap. Of all the Kolsch I drank this is the best! Full of flavour and taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (5397) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
From cask @ Päffgen & Gäststätte Lommerzheim (multiple glasses). Clear golden with a medium diminishing white head and little lacing. Aroma is "fresh" with bright cereals, wet grass, herbal hops and light honeyed sweetness. Taste is slightly sweet with fresh grass, honeyed cereals, light lemony notes and light mineral notes. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Mouthfeel is what get this beers to that world-class level... it’s so fluffy, but the finish is still quite dry too, really impressive. Super fresh, clean and crisp. One of the best "quenching" beers I have tried so far. Great balance. Super tasty. Wow!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (2069) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Cask at the brewery. Served a clear gollen color with a good head that fades slowly. Aroma of citrsu, mild malt sweetness. And a bit grassy. Taste of mild malt sweetnes, nice touch of citrus and grain. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly mild body, clean and refreshing. Beer has a satisfying feel to it. Very enjoyable beer. Good beer to compare others of this style to.

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