Brewed by Hausbrauerei Päffgen
Style: Kölsch
Cologne, Germany


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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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erickok (6036) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2013
Had this in the Brauhaus, but didn’t know that this Kolsch is not available out of town. Still, it’s understandablee why it is so highly regarded. not because of the pilgrimage (like unfiltered Urquell), but because it’s the best Kolsch in town. After almost a dozen Kolsch I thought it was supposed to be a bit too clean, too bubbly and not quite as interesting as I expect a local specialty to be. And then we had this! Creamy, spot on mouth feel, not too hopped but pleasant bitterness and really high quality base malts. Interesting soft yeast profile. Flavourful without ever being very rich, bitter or sweet, quite good and in that respect it does remember me of unfiltered Urquell. A must have when in Köln (Cologne) - that’s for sure. (20cl glass in the Brauhaus)

yrstruly (359) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2014 Many of these on draft/cask at the brauhaus. Pours clear, light gold with a white, somewhat dense and creamy head. The aroma is of flowery noble hops, grain, slightly fruity yeast, bread. The flavour is of light malt, with a touch of noble hops to balance. This was very flavourful for a light bodied beer, and exceptionally well balanced. Best Kölsch I had in Cologne.

Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2013
Draught at Paffgen, Cologne. Clear golden - white head. Grainy. Straw. Knækbrød notes. Light toasted. Nice bitterness. Grassy. Light bread. Egg notes.Lovely bitter finish. High drinkability. I Love It.

savnac (2656) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Draft @ numerous places in Cologne including at the source. Clear gold with a pure white, creamy head. Aroma is fresh grainy malt, noble hops, fruity yeast and light honey. Flavor is more grainy malt with a nice hop bitterness and some light yeast. Light body but not watery or thin. Fantastic beer, so light and crisp but with plenty of flavor. I loved everything about this beer and could easily drink it every day and not get sick of it.

Nische (2661) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2013
Clear golden with white head. Malty nose with grass, some citrus and grain. Taste of grass and citrus. Very fresh. Crisp and clean. No flaws at all.

JK (6342) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2013
I tried this beer from a cask at Paffgen. Gold color and lacing head. Some yeast. Clear color. malt flavor. All grain, no perceivable flaws at all. Good finish with a dry palate. Despite most kolsch beers being much like one another, this one was the highest quality for what I tried.

Travlr (26412) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Cask at the source. I arrived at 10 am, first customer of the day. When I ordered my beer, the waiter left and returned with a hand trolly and a small wooden cask, which he racked just inside the front door, then placed a brass spigot. He brought the beer and said, "Ganz frisch!" Bright golden yellow color, fluffy white head. Aroma of black and white pepper. Taste is lemon, straw, not too bitter. Probably my favorite kolsch.

Theydon_Bois (21468) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2013
Tap at Paffgen, Koln, 26/04/13. Clear pale golden with a decent sized white head. Nose is pale malts, grass, citrus, grain, light orange. Taste comprises light caramel notes, pale malts, grass, touch of citrus. Medium bodied with fine carbonation, crisp and dry in the finish with a little sweetness. Decent Kolsch.

neverleaveopen (254) - GERMANY - MAY 2, 2013
clear golden with a fine head. nice aroma of hay and some grass. well-balanced, outstanding kölsch-taste with a very pleasant bitterness. one of the best of its kind.

Itzjerm (3175) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 25, 2013
Not a bad brew but thin on the tongue. At the brewery. A bit more hop but so thin takes away from it. I think high ratings are just because it is authentic. Go try some other kolsch. I prefer mulen. This is okay. But not best in koln. No aroma fading head slight sweet ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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