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Reviews by JohnfromDublin:
3.88/5 rDev -0.5%
This place is a little off the beaten track as far as most tourists are concerned. We walked there up Friesenwall from Rudolphsplatz. Through the front door it's like entering a different world. The beer tap is located just inside on the left. This is where you can watch the kobessen at work filling the kolsch glasses straight from the large wooden casks. The turnover is usually fairly quick, so you can see the next cask being wheeled out on a trolley and then hoisted up using a chain hoist before being tapped. Great stuff!
We also had food; four different cheese plates and all were good. A friendly local man at an adjacent table spoke with us and it was obvious that he was very proud of his "local". Now, I know why.
12-03-2010 18:22:22 | More by JohnfromDublin
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5/5 rDev +28.2%
This is hands down my most favorite Kolsch joint in Koln (Peter's is pretty darn good too). Great atmosphere, the original "rude" server and Koln's best Kolsch. Sit down and order a Haben Hen and a stage of Kolsch and taste a little piece of Kolsch heaven. I can't wait to go back to Koln. .
04-18-2013 22:24:27 | More by chrisgalvin
2.85/5 rDev -26.9%
Good selection. I tried the Kölsch. An interesting take on the style; in addition to the standard flavor profile, there was also some brown sugar, vanilla, and pepper.
The beer hall is a standard take on the style - dark wood and communal tables. We dropped in during the afternoon when it was nearly empty and there were actually more employees than customers, which, counter-intuitively, made it harder for us to get service. I believe the servers couldn't see us because other servers blocked their line of sight.
Two Kölsch tubes each and we were on our way.
06-07-2010 07:44:25 | More by alfrantzell
3.46/5 rDev -11.3%
We found this brewpub during a barhop through Cologne's Kolsch district, starting at the Cathedral. The entrance was from a narrow alleyway that we happened to walk down.
Outside there were a couple of tables and chairs (all that would fit in that narrow space), but inside was gorgeous. Dark wood everywhere, it feels like you're in the old world. Quick service too, friendly enough even though we didn't speak any German.
My only complaint is that the Kolsch doesn't compete with others in town, at least to my tastes. The beer is the most bitter Kolsch I've tried (not compared with other styles but it doesn't fit my concept of a good Kolsch) and just wasn't satisfying.
If you have several nights in Cologne you might give this place a try for dinner, it looked like a nice place for that at least. But if you have only one night, let it be Fruh.
04-25-2010 11:33:34 | More by TurdFurgison
4.83/5 rDev +23.8%
This was the main brewpub that I was trying to go to in Koln and it was worth it. Even though I went late at night, and surprisingly it was full of people, but I still managed to find a seat. There is a main room with a beer garden in the back, and a few side rooms that or nicely decorated.
The Paffgen Kolsch they serve was delicious and refreshing as usual, and the waiters weren't trying to force it down our throats continually.
They have a list of specials that vary and several types of meats and potatoes were available.
Since the place is located in the newer part of town, there was more of a nightlife and the prices were not as expensive as some of the other establishments.
03-17-2008 22:20:19 | More by struzzyt
3.4/5 rDev -12.8%
Found this place in Cologne, located on a little side street.
Nice atmosphere with plenty of wood and a classy but not stuffy feel.
The service was quick and friendly, selection (beerwise) was average for this type of place.
Pricing on the beer was fair, the food (which I didn't try)was priced a little on the high side but looked like itmight have been good. We had just eaten elsewhere ro would have tried the food here. It's located on a small side street between the Rhine and the main shopping area. If you're in Cologne this place is worth a stop.
01-22-2008 19:24:31 | More by JBogan
4.1/5 rDev +5.1%
This brewery is a cracker.
Its a little out of the way, but worth the walk. We experienced lots of friendly locals who shared the table with us, and excellent spicy Kolsch. It was nice seeing them lowering the barrels into place using a chain block - highly professional beer venue. There were people all over the place dressed up for the carnival that was taking place that weekend (still need to find out what it was about).
There was a little booth, with what I think was the manager taking care of paperwork, and observing the happenings around the brauhaus.
We had some great grub (pork loin with mash, etc), and a good session on what was the second best Kolsch for me in Koln.
Highly recommended - I would say this and Braurei zur Malzmuhle are the best in town.
01-16-2008 13:40:39 | More by foles
Brauerei Päffgen in Köln, Germany
89 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.