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Brewed by Hausbrauerei Päffgen
Style: Kölsch
Cologne, Germany

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (1802) - 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 (2564) - 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 (2407) - 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 (3466) - 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 (892) - 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 (11342) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9247) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Tap @ brewery. Clear golden appearance with a white head. Fairly herbal, grainy, grassy aroma. Straw/hay, grainy malty, herbal flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bjakk (356) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - APR 26, 2012
Golden. White foam that lasts quite well. Small hint of malt in the aroma, that otherwise is almost non. low carbon and medium body. Sweet malt and also a low hop flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Nice balance.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbarung (2) - - APR 12, 2012 does not count
This the best Kölsch, served by the right Köbes in the right place. Drinking it in a round of brewmasters has proven its fantastic appearance.


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