malzmiller (11) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
lembeek (139) - ITALY - FEB 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dorata, brillante, con una schiuma persistente e aderente. aromi eleganti di mela e malto. Nel palato morbida, watery, fruttata. Finale secco moderatamente amaro.
estpiwo (1217) - ESTONIA - JAN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Clear golden color with nice white head. Grainy aroma. Taste was medium malty sweet, some hops. Nice medium bitter dry finish.
77ships (3277) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
200 ml. draft @ Bierhaus en d’r Salzgass. Clear golden with a creamy white head. Nose smells pretty sweet with grains, sweet malts & touch of corn, seems a touch off. Taste is pretty sweet, light honey and sweet corn, white bread, sweet herbs & lightly metallic. Light & easy to drink. Looking at the scores, I expected this one to be head and shoulders above all the other Kölsch’s which oddly didn’t turn out to be the case, I actually preferred Pfaffen over this one plus couple of others. It is not bad or anything but I looked this one up on RB whilst deciding which places to hit in Cologne. This beer itself didn’t fulfil for me the promise made by seeing the praise, odd, maybe its me. It is probably me :)
Usko (139) - Bavaria, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a barrel in the brewpub in Köln. Golden color, white and long lasting head. Aroma of malt, grain, some bread and grassy/herbal hop notes. Taste is heading in the same direction, but malty notes dominate.Balance is just perfect, so much taste and so good to drink, love it!
richlamb (8) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2013 does not count
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.
GothGargoyle (896) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a barrel in the brewery in Köln. Pale yellow, crystal clear with a good white head. Aroma is grain, clover, wildflowers, bread, hint of honey. Medium-light body without seeming watery, refreshing on the palate, nicely balanced. Taste is freshly baked bread, chamomile, subtle hops. Easy to drink continuously. Fortunately they replace the 200ml glass with a full one every time it gets empty
mR_fr0g (1793) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
20cl glass from tap at the brewpub in Koln. Crystal clear golden yellow colour with a long lasting white froth. Neural grainstore / pils aroma. Flavour is clean pils malt, slight floral note. Some nobel hop in the finish. Very Drinkable Light body.
deanso (4502) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
20cl@ max stark koln and lommerz.
Thick creamy white head. Clear golden pour. Lovely kolsch
erickok (3050) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this in the Brauhaus, but didn’t know that this Kolsch is not available out of town. Still, it’s understandablee why it is so highly regarded. not because of the pilgrimage (like unfiltered Urquell), but because it’s the best Kolsch in town. After almost a dozen Kolsch I thought it was supposed to be a bit too clean, too bubbly and not quite as interesting as I expect a local specialty to be. And then we had this! Creamy, spot on mouth feel, not too hopped but pleasant bitterness and really high quality base malts. Interesting soft yeast profile. Flavourful without ever being very rich, bitter or sweet, quite good and in that respect it does remember me of unfiltered Urquell. A must have when in Köln (Cologne) - that’s for sure. (20cl glass in the Brauhaus)
yrstruly (319) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2014 Many of these on draft/cask at the brauhaus. Pours clear, light gold with a white, somewhat dense and creamy head. The aroma is of flowery noble hops, grain, slightly fruity yeast, bread. The flavour is of light malt, with a touch of noble hops to balance. This was very flavourful for a light bodied beer, and exceptionally well balanced. Best Kölsch I had in Cologne.