King_Alex_II (1146) - SWITZERLAND - APR 10, 2015
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
szeli (253) - GERMANY - JAN 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
droef (140) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,2l glass from tap. Of all the Kolsch I drank this is the best! Full of flavour and taste.
tom10101 (5067) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
Bif (1985) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Luk_ (240) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From cask at Paffgen, many glasses. Clear blond with creamy white head. Aroma is wonderfully grainy, slightly funky, freshly mowed grass, some lemon. Taste is rich cereal with a grassy bitterness and light honey. Medium body and carbonation, cushiony mouthfeel. Exactly how a Kölsch should be, very clean with refined grassy, cereal and honey notes. Highly quaffable.
back (1813) - Holstebro, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gylden klar skum hvid
Citrus malt græs
Bitter moderate sød lidt
Erzengel (7403) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the brewery. Grainy-smooth beginning, fresh, malty. Slightly sweet with a nice malty grainy body. The aftertaste is smooth, nice fresh with a sweetish hint and a very low bitterness. Nice Kölsch.
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
SinH4 (2443) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2016 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.