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Brewed by Hausbrauerei Päffgen
Style: Kölsch
Cologne, Germany

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malzmiller (11) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2007
On tap at the Brauerei Paffgen, Koeln. As crisp as you can get and still have the charecteristic diacetyl of a true Kolsch. A spicy boquet a slightly sharp tongue. A personal favorite along with Muhlen. Best enjoyed at night, in the garden.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (6193) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2015
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. .

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2069) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
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.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
powelln13 (7) - Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 12, 2015 does not count
Light and fruity, less bitter than a Pils. Fairly light on flavor, but tasty all the same. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (436) - SWITZERLAND - APR 10, 2015
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.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
szeli (19) - GERMANY - JAN 17, 2015
UPDATED: APR 9, 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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
droef (106) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2014
0,2l glass from tap. Of all the Kolsch I drank this is the best! Full of flavour and taste.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (3672) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
From cask @ Päffgen & Gäststätte Lommerzheim (multiple glasses). Clear golden with a medium diminishing white head and little lacing. Aroma is "fresh" with bright cereals, wet grass, herbal hops and light honeyed sweetness. Taste is slightly sweet with fresh grass, honeyed cereals, light lemony notes and light mineral notes. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Mouthfeel is what get this beers to that world-class level... it’s so fluffy, but the finish is still quite dry too, really impressive. Super fresh, clean and crisp. One of the best "quenching" beers I have tried so far. Great balance. Super tasty. Wow!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1636) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Cask at the brewery. Served a clear gollen color with a good head that fades slowly. Aroma of citrsu, mild malt sweetness. And a bit grassy. Taste of mild malt sweetnes, nice touch of citrus and grain. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly mild body, clean and refreshing. Beer has a satisfying feel to it. Very enjoyable beer. Good beer to compare others of this style to.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Luk_ (224) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
From cask at Paffgen, many glasses. Clear blond with creamy white head. Aroma is wonderfully grainy, slightly funky, freshly mowed grass, some lemon. Taste is rich cereal with a grassy bitterness and light honey. Medium body and carbonation, cushiony mouthfeel. Exactly how a Kölsch should be, very clean with refined grassy, cereal and honey notes. Highly quaffable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
back (1569) - Holstebro, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2014
Paffgen kølch Gylden klar skum hvid Citrus malt græs Bitter moderate sød lidt Livlig cremet @ salzgass


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