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Brewed by Brauerei zum Pfaffen
Style: Kölsch
Lohmar, Germany

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
CHS_Colonia (2) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2014 does not count
Pfaffen Bier has slightly improved over the last couple of years. However it tastes very flat and steely. Far away from good standard.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
caesar (4893) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2014
Tap @ Pfaffen Ausschank Koln, medium sample. Clear yellow color, short white head. Soft aroma of earthy and bit grassy hop. Medium bitter in taste. Lacks a bit character actually. I wasnt impressed at all.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kappldav123 (4700) - GERMANY - APR 16, 2014
Thanks to Erzengel for that bottle. Looks simple but good. Beer in the glass zippy, nice head. Starts mild, fine malty, modest sweet. More and more like chewing gum with intense malty-sweet notes, modest fruity. Not very dry. Finish still with that chewing gum not, less intense. Strange, but interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (2327) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2014
33cl, 6 14
The beer starts smooth, malty and easy drinkable. The mainpart is smooth, malty. Not too sweet, not watery. The aftertaste is smooth, hints of bitterness, not too deep in aroma, but more than many other Kölschs. Slightly grainy and easy to drink!
Nice! --> 12/12/12/12

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
Duller colour. Has a somewhat heavy, grainy character. Dryish finish. Not the brightest kölsch around.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnRMurdoch (3170) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Tap @ The Brauhaus in Cologne. Pale golden orange, not much head. Mild corn malt aroma. Spicy grain flavour. A bit flat. Very average German beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Homer321 (1596) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Slight yellow color. Minerally in the nose. No esters. Flavor falls short. No hops, not much anything. Slight bitterness as it warms, and some water character comes through.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hobsch (408) - Cologne, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle 0.33l. Pours golden orange. Much darker than a regular Kölsch. Aroma is grainy, malty, fruity. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter, grain, corn, bread. Soft carbonation. Overall a very malty Kölsch with a fruity touch. Not bad. Better than most of the other stuff available in Köln.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3540) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2013
200 ml. draft @ Ausschank Pfaffen Brauerei Max Päffgen. Pours a clear golden, white head, head is a touch smaller than with some of the other examples. Nose is musty grains in a good way, citrus peel, mushroom, very different from the other examples I tried prior to this one, very interesting. Tastes of citrus & lemon peel, herbs, light mushroom, lots of grains, sweetish yeast, some sweetness & light grass. Slightly grainy feel, very easy to drink & very interesting. Actually preferred this one quite a bit over Päffgen as did everyone else in the group, this one seems to score significantly less. Lovely stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
erickok (3414) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 25, 2013
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)


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