Brewed by Hausbrauerei Päffgen
Style: Kölsch
Cologne, Germany


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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (14264) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2015
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goozen (3416) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (4740) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 16, 2015
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CraftBeerNick (1270) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2015
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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sound67 (512) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (6592) - 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. .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2189) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
powelln13 (8) - 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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (671) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
szeli (76) - GERMANY - JAN 17, 2015
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!

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