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Brewed by Hausbrauerei Päffgen
Style: Kölsch
Cologne, Germany

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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Itzjerm (999) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 25, 2013
Not a bad brew but thin on the tongue. At the brewery. A bit more hop but so thin takes away from it. I think high ratings are just because it is authentic. Go try some other kolsch. I prefer mulen. This is okay. But not best in koln. No aroma fading head slight sweet ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DeclanT (59) - Tervuren, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2013
Draught on site in Cologne from the dinky 20cl glass (ok several dinky glasses, they kept coming) It’s a clean crisp light golden beer, not overly fizzy, very quaffable, I had the feeling I could drink this stuff all day.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyfc (15) - GERMANY - FEB 26, 2013
On Gravity in the brewpub in Cologne. citrus, golden, clear, light sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (1196) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2014 draugh@Päffgen, Friesenstrasse Köln. Jan 2012. - Mercifully, a week before carneval, although the costumed troops were already imminent... - This is the 2nd best, cleanest and hop-bitter Kölsch I’ve had in Cologne and comes right after the boldly bitter (for a Kölsch) other "Päffgen" served at Pfaffen Brauerei Max Päffgen at Heumarkt, brewed in Lohmar. - Could be a bit fuller in taste, but I’d consider this the Nordrhine-Westfalian man’s Pilsner Urquell. Still a mystery and a bit of a tragedy to this Belgian how a whole brewery & Brauhaus (let alone a whole city) needs to sustain itself on this single, fairly one-dimensional brew, though...

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
barakihunter (187) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2013
Aroma is not much, just slightly malty and smells like cardboard. Appearance is a clear golden colour with a fine white head. Taste is a touch fruity, a touch floral with a nice malty subtlety - quite complex in taste for a Kolsch - very refreshing! Palate has a nice bitterness, fruityness hangs round. Overall - definitely the best German Kolsch I tried In Cologne, the normal impurities of taste that you get in most Kolsches weren’t in this one, and the taste was far more complex.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2096) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2012
On tap at the brewpub, gold with a white head, light aroma of hops and cereal, fruity and crisp, with peachy malt notes and a well balanced hoppy bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2163) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2012
Does it get any better than having a fresh Kolsch in Cologne in the Brauhaus? Pours a clear light golden yellow with a big frothy white foam. Aroma is light grassy grains. Taste is a nice gentle malted grains with a slight toast in the finish that rounds out a great kolsch.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (2586) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2012
One of the best Kolsch’s, light airy and slightly sweet and very refreshingly bitter but with a reasonably solid body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeKeller (780) - Kemi, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2012 3 x 0,2l drank at the hausbrauerei Päffgen in the center of Köln with a good bratwurst meal. The beer was as good and fresh and as kölsch can be. Very refreshing and still nicely aromatic and not one-dimensional at all. The brewery’s biergarten was a great place too!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (9856) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2012
Tap at their bar near the Heumarkt. Clear golden with a lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, light fruity and moderate hoppy - grass. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. Very refreshing. 160712


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