DeclanT (59) - Tervuren, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
jonnyfc (18) - GERMANY - FEB 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Gravity in the brewpub in Cologne. citrus, golden, clear, light sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation,
bartlebier (1981) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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...
barakihunter (187) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
BeerViking (2689) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
cfrancis (2511) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
sic1314 (3813) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the best Kolsch’s, light airy and slightly sweet and very refreshingly bitter but with a reasonably solid body.
MikeKeller (899) - Kemi, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
Rasmus40 (11986) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
adnielsen (9478) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ brewery. Clear golden appearance with a white head. Fairly herbal, grainy, grassy aroma. Straw/hay, grainy malty, herbal flavor.