Beerbarella (316) - - 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.
Homer321 (879) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
hobsch (309) - Cologne, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
77ships (3247) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
erickok (3027) - Tours (and Paris), 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 (12480) - 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 (2391) - 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 (6305) - 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) - Woodridge, 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.