richlamb (8) - - OCT 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright and clear with a course white head, the aroma is sweet malt and floral hops. The flavour is very clean and leans to malt with a light honey sweetness, followed by a mild bitterness without a hint of harshness.
TBone (14267) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at brewpub. Clear golden color, good white head. Aroma is citrus hoppy and fruity malty. Light-bodied. Sweetish malty flavor with fruityness and some citrus. Fresh Kölsch. Simple but refreshing.
goozen (3417) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Brauhaus, Cologne: Clear golden colored brew with an mildly bitter taste, some grassy and hoppy hints. Nice to drink this only availble at there brewery.
bytemesis (4762) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Clear golden, medium creamy white head, dissipates slowly leaving nice lacing. Aroma is light and grassy, a touch floral. Flavor is minimally sweet, light plus bitter, clean and floral with fresh cut grass notes. Medium light body, some lingering bitterness. Solid.
CraftBeerNick (1274) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the Gaststatte Bar, 3rd June 15. Looks like a lager, aroma, fairly basic some malt, slight metallic, taste is refreshing, not much going on. Not my thing
sound67 (517) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kölsch is not beer. Period. Most "beers" of the style (Früh, Sion, Gaffel, Reissdorf, etc) are weak, slightly sweetish and eminently forgettable. Päffgen (from the barrel at their brewhouse in Cologne, which is also a decent restaurant) is the best of the lot. A bit more peppery in aroma and taste than the rest, though the typical Kölsch character is still there.
gunnar (6631) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From wooden barrel at the brewhouse. Poured clear weak golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma is nice malty with spices and some citrus notes as well.Same goes for the taste, mild soft malts, some spicy notes, crisp and delicious mouthfeel, very good at the source.
joe19612 (2199) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Bierhaus Salgass. Pours a dark gold colour, aroma has some citrus and some malt, taste is bitter and hoppy with a dry bitter taste. It is by far the Kolsch of Cologne.
powelln13 (8) - Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 12, 2015 does not count
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light and fruity, less bitter than a Pils. Fairly light on flavor, but tasty all the same.
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King_Alex_II (676) - 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 (81) - 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!