Brewed by Hausbrauerei Päffgen
Style: Kölsch
Cologne, Germany


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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (5895) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
From cask @ Päffgen & Gäststätte Lommerzheim (multiple glasses). Clear golden with a medium diminishing white head and little lacing. Aroma is "fresh" with bright cereals, wet grass, herbal hops and light honeyed sweetness. Taste is slightly sweet with fresh grass, honeyed cereals, light lemony notes and light mineral notes. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Mouthfeel is what get this beers to that world-class level... it’s so fluffy, but the finish is still quite dry too, really impressive. Super fresh, clean and crisp. One of the best "quenching" beers I have tried so far. Great balance. Super tasty. Wow!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (2179) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Cask at the brewery. Served a clear gollen color with a good head that fades slowly. Aroma of citrsu, mild malt sweetness. And a bit grassy. Taste of mild malt sweetnes, nice touch of citrus and grain. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly mild body, clean and refreshing. Beer has a satisfying feel to it. Very enjoyable beer. Good beer to compare others of this style to.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Luk_ (243) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
From cask at Paffgen, many glasses. Clear blond with creamy white head. Aroma is wonderfully grainy, slightly funky, freshly mowed grass, some lemon. Taste is rich cereal with a grassy bitterness and light honey. Medium body and carbonation, cushiony mouthfeel. Exactly how a Kölsch should be, very clean with refined grassy, cereal and honey notes. Highly quaffable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
back (2109) - Holstebro, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2014
Paffgen kølch Gylden klar skum hvid Citrus malt græs Bitter moderate sød lidt Livlig cremet @ salzgass

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (8412) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2014
Cask at the brewery. Grainy-smooth beginning, fresh, malty. Slightly sweet with a nice malty grainy body. The aftertaste is smooth, nice fresh with a sweetish hint and a very low bitterness. Nice Kölsch.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Tap at Max Stark in Cologne. Clear golden pour, big fluffy white head. Aroma of straw, light hops, and a bit dirty as is always the case for me with the style. Flavor is as expected: straw, light sweetness like honey, tinge of hop notes, and a lingering dirty finish. Light bodied and medium carbonation, goes down easy of course. Let’s all just be real here and admit that pretty much any Kolsch just tastes like any standard Miller Lite/Bud Light with a little extra sweetness. Can’t get into this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SinH4 (4300) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 26, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2016 On tap at the brewery, 200ml Stange. Standard clear yellow-gold appearance with white head. Slightly hoppy aroma with some malts. Taste is not as light as the taste of other Kölschs, more "würzig" (flavorsome), with more malts. Still very light and therefore easily drinkable also for non-beer-fans (but that?s exactly what Kölsch aims to be). Probably the best Kölsch around, but Kölsch is not my cup of tea in general.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moravius (1236) - Beijing, CHINA - AUG 18, 2014
Etliche Stangen im Brauhaus Päffgen, Köln. - Goldgelb, klar, schöner weißer Schaum mit Ringen im Glas. - Nase frisch hefig wie bei einem Gasthausbrauerei-Erzeugnis, mit Noten von Honig und Vanille. - Antrunk sehr weich, mild malzsüß, zart keksartiges Malz. Mild rezent, weicher Körper, enorm süffig. Frische, mild grasige Hopfenbittere mit Noten von Orangenschale und Minze, die sich auch gegen deftige Brauhauskost behauptet. Milder aber nicht fader Nachtrunk. - Enorm frisches, mildes aber doch ausreichend hopfenaromatisches Bier, das von der Süffigkeit her an ein Kellerbier heranreicht. Wohl unpasteurisiert. Einziges Manko sind die lächerlich kleinen Gläschen, die schon leer sind, wenn man sie nur scharf ansieht ...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (12060) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2014
200ml vom Fass at Brauhaus Päffgen. Crystal clear golden coloured body under a low, remaining white head. Nice lacework to the glass. Aromas of grassy hops. Fresh, semi-sweet flavour profile of grass-fruity hops, added by pale malts leading to a very smooth fruit bitter end. Soft, natural carbonation. Fine bodied. Nice version of the style with splendid drinkability (Köln, 22.07.2014).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1564) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
On tap at Bierhaus im Salzgasse in Koln. Golden clear beer with no gas, but a bubbly head. Smooth and lightly hopped, tasty. Hoppy but indistinct aroma. More-ish and easily one of the best native Kolschs.

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