Kölsch | Brauerei Päffgen

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Brauerei Päffgen

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 11-03-2003

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Photo of Rhettroactive
4.39/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AGust82
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smcolw
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden color and crystal clear. Typical two-finger head which leaves some streaks of lace.

Plae malt start to the nose. A bit of refrigeration as well. Some latent milky lactose notes.

Round taste of pale malt with very little hop, even in the finish but more in the aftertaste. Leans full with an average carbonation level. Easy drinking and refreshing.

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Photo of windowside
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

On-draught @ the brewpub, in a .2L stangenglas of course. Price is 1.70 euro per stangen.

A: 5cm of the creamiest frothiest goodness imaginable caps the vibrant gold body. Head is white in colour, leaves even lacing as it recedes, and retains damned impressively - ~10+ minutes.

Excellent look for a kolsch. Can't wait to try it.

Sm: Fresh. Slightly fruity estery yeast, Munich malts, floral Hops. Suggests a light but subtle brew with superb balance. Aromatic intensity is oddly low, however.

T&Mf: Drinks fresh, crisp, and clean, with a light creamy body and a bright malt base. Munich malts, fresh barley, slight graininess. A kiss of butter and honey. Sweetbread. A bit of Noble hop grassiness. Subtle floral hops play in the background. Has a delicate presence on the palate and pretty good depth of flavour. Flavour duration is average. Flavour intensity is mild.

Balanced, though simple. A very refreshing enjoyable Kolsch.

Dr: Ludicrously drinkable, and a magnificent beer fresh and cold on-draught (I.e. from the barrel). I already want more, and would happily down a strange anytime. This is, probably, one of the most drinkable beers I've ever tried - though the attention paid to its serving temperature and freshness probably has a lot to do with that. A must-try when in Koln, though I do think there's room for still more subtlety and nuance. As solid a Kolsch as this is, I can imagine it even better.

B (3.58) / GOOD

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Photo of samEBC
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -42.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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1/5  rDev -74.4%

Photo of BMMillsy
2.63/5  rDev -32.7%

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. Glad to have gone for it in Cologne, just not very good.

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4.93/5  rDev +26.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of 77black_ships
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

200 ml. draft @ Bierhaus en d’r Salzgass. Clear golden with a creamy white head. Nose smells pretty sweet with grains, sweet malts & touch of corn, seems a touch off. Taste is pretty sweet, light honey and sweet corn, white bread, sweet herbs & lightly metallic. Light & easy to drink. Looking at the scores, I expected this one to be head and shoulders above all the other Kölsch’s which oddly didn’t turn out to be the case, I actually preferred Pfaffen over this one plus couple of others. It is not bad or anything but I looked this one up on RB whilst deciding which places to hit in Cologne. This beer itself didn’t fulfil for me the promise made by seeing the praise, odd, maybe its me. It is probably me :)

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of Coren
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Paccamacca
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of exposur3
5/5  rDev +27.9%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of chrisgalvin
5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hands-down this is my most favorite beer in the world. Every time I'm in Germany I make it a point to make my way to Koln and stop off at Paffen Obergarige and have quite of few of these and a Habben Hen.

This is a perfect Kolsch. Perfect balance of malt and hops and conditioning. This is the blue print for all Kolsch.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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