erickok (2810) - Tours, FRANCE - JUL 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A clean Kolsch in appearance - with golden looks and frothy head - but also in style. Light grainy, very clean pilsner malts. Drinks well but stlightly overcarbonated. Very short ending. It’s okay but not the best Kolsch around for sure, for that it is too uninteresting and watery. Okay drinkability though. (20cl tap at the Ausschank Pfaffen in Köln)
Theis (12131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Pfaffen, Cologne. Clear golden - white head. Sweet malty. Grainy. Ok hoppy. Nice body. Corn. Canned corn. Breadish. Zesty. Light skunky notes.
savnac (2361) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ at the source. Clear deep golden with a white head. Aroma of pils malt with a light fruitiness and hop. Flavor is husky malt and slightly astringent. Light body and a bit watery. Pretty good but there are many better examples.
zakdrager (9) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium bodied bittersweet Kölsch with strong hay and some caramel aromas.
Quite tasteful beer with character. Must be one of the best Kölsch beers.
Theydon_Bois (5266) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Pfaffen Haus, Koln, 26/04/13.
Clear mid golden with a medium sized off white head.
Nose is pale malts, light veg, grass, citrus.
Taste comprises pale malts, grass, light caramel, citrus.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, crisp dry finish.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
On tap at the beer hall in Cologne. Pours a crystal clear, pale yellow colored body with a finger-width, frothy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is straight DMS and sweet malts. Almost like I just opened a can of corn. Touches of grainy pale malts and grass, but this is bad. Flavor is similar. Sweet cooked corn, a light graininess from the malts, and a light grass. Finishes dry and a bit cloying with a very light bitterness. Short aftertaste following a light body and a moderately active carbonation. Overall, one of the worst Kölsch’s I’ve ever had. They should be embarrassed to serve this at their restaurant in the heart of Cologne. Awful.
Beerbarella (308) - - MAR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Pours clear light brown with a medium white head. Honey aroma. Spicy taste with honey notes. Mild palate.
beeracoon (377) - - MAR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium white head. Clear dark golden colour. Sweet and malty aroma. Mild fruity taste and a full, balanced, öightly bitter palate. Great beer!
kermis (3652) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the beer hall. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of light malt, light hops and a little biscuit. Flavour is light moderate sweet and bitter. Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
bartlebier (835) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
3x0,33cl draughts @Pfaffen Brauerei Max Päffgen, Heumarkt, Köln. Jan 2013 - If I remember my 4-Kölsch-day correctly and mental notes-to-self serve me well, this was the most herbal and hop-bitter of both clean Paffgen/Pfäfggen (don’t ask: "family rivalries") Kölsch I tried, a tad bolder/aka more Czech Pilsner-like than the Friesenheimer Päffgen Kölsch and mercifully lacking the unpasteurised off-bouquets of the Mühlen-Kölsch across the Heumarkt. When in Köln... (and not during carneval, which I happened to be as well, 1 week later: do not try if you do not like to be frisked before quaffing).