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Brewed by Brauerei zum Pfaffen
Style: Kölsch
Lohmar, Germany

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11026) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2014
Draught at 18. Internationales Berliner Bierfestival. Clear golden beer with a nice lasting white head. Malty caramel aroma, bready, cereal, spicy hops, grassy notes. Malty bready flavor, floral, spicy grassy hops, cereal, some citrus. Quite pleasant.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
lukin (466) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
draught. Grassy and lightly fruity. Golden colour and nice pillowy head. Refreshing, good representative of the style.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MichaelAwesome (4300) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2014
Illusionen hatte ich mir gemacht, aber das voellig zu Unrecht. Derb und unausbalanciert, dazu ein wenig mit Cerealien bestueckt und erstaunlich herb im Schluss. Naja...

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
McTapps (4313) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2014
On tap @Bierbörse in Mühlheim. Pours out in a deep golden colour with low steady head and medium body. Aroma of hops and grass. Taste of fresh hops, bread, mild citrus fruits, straw and grains. Mild finish. Refreshing and easy drinkable but nothing that extraordinary special.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
CHS_Colonia (4) - 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 (5201) - 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 (5030) - 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 (2708) - 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 (12723) - 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 (3316) - 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.


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