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Brewed by Hausbrauerei Päffgen
Style: Kölsch
Cologne, Germany

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kurki (16) - FINLAND - DEC 9, 2011
A very nice atmosphere at the brewpub, located right in the center of Koln. The beer starts off very subtly but the tastes linger and grow, with a rich oaty aftertaste coming as much as 6 seconds (yes, I counted) after swallowing. On one hand this may seem to suggest an unbalanced beer, but compared to other Kolsches that are rather straightforward, it is a nice change.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Enjoyed greatly at Die Hausbrauerei Päffgen pub. It poured out of a wooden cask via gravity feed into 0.2l tall straight sided glass with crystal clear gold body and tall white head with spotty clingy lacing. The modest aroma is soft, inviting and delivering crisp fresh spicy hops, a bit of earthy hops and faint grainy malts in the background. The taste unloads first a pleasing fresh spicy hoppiness. It then quickly picks up smooth and nourishing fresh grainy malts and then some floral hops in a supporting role. It remains crisp and fresh into the finish. This is scratching me right where I itch. It leaves a pleasing spicy hoppiness and a fading grainy maltiness deep into the after taste. At 0.2l per pour it seems odd and interesting that before I knew it I had tossed back 5 or 6 of them.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kuphish (380) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2011
On draft at the brewery. Clear, golden body with a fluffy, white, clingy head. Lightly fruity nose (ripe apple and pear) with floral hops and meander into grassy. Some bready malt. Grainy malt flavor has a little huskiness, but is not astringent. Hop flavor is light and the esters are a little more present. Medium body is relatively sweet with a lighter bitterness than expected. Malt lingers in the finish. Good Kölsch and glad I could finally try it!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Shaney (2428) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2011
#65 Wow, für mich das beste Kölsch, dass ich jemals trinken durfte!! Frisch, aromatisch herb und fruchtig! Nicht so süß wie Mühlenkölsch, nicht so blechern herb wie Gaffel. Am Friesenplatz zu Kölle kommt das beste Kölsch her!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontbeertaster (2306) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2011
Had at the brewery in koln, pours a nice bright yellow, taste is very smooth light but a good body, very nice offering

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
On tap at the Brauhaus and at the Salzgasse Ausschank. Golden with a big and lasting white head. Aroma of fruit and malt, with some spicy pepper notes. Dry with fruit flavour, white wine, malt a bit of spice and a hoppy finish

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bierexperte (10) - Cologne, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2011
Wer nicht im Päffgen-Brauhaus eines der besten Kölschsorten probiert hat, ist selber Schuld.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kristall-König (2187) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2011
Verhalten fruchtig in der Nase, hintergründig hopfig. Fruchtig-süßer Antrunk. Im weiteren Geschmacksverlauf wird das Bier dann feinherb mit fruchtigem Touch bis in den Abgang. Gutes Kölsch. Kann mit dem Pfaffen aber nicht ganz mithalten. Getrunken im Test vom 28.2.2009, Gebinde: FassBrauhaus Päffgen.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2011 My Bottom Line :
Cushiony pils malts develop honeyed angles to envelop this masterful Kölsch’s herbal hops, as minute banana esters add depth to an already evocative quaff.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A healthy head of foam laces endlessly atop the clear golden.
-The fluffy natural carbonation and lean residual sugars make for great drinkability. A veritable pillow of a mouthfeel.
-The herbal hop finish is levelled with the rest of the brew’s moderate intensity.
-Malts also offer cracker-like flavors.
-This one looked and felt like it was more loosely filtered than other Kölsches in town. In any case, the yeast seemed to play a bigger role in the aroma and flavor profile.

From the wooden cask at Max Stark and Gästätte Lommerzheim.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
villevav (197) - FINLAND - JUL 8, 2011
A bit maltier than your average Kölsch. The mouthfeel is clean but not very refreshing.


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