Brewed by Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.
Style: Low Alcohol
Cologne, Germany


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 2.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.18   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 15   ABV: 0.5%
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Gaffel Koelsch Frei (Free) has the typical delicately bitter, full Gaffel flavour, because like Gaffel Koelsch it is brewed according to the German Purity Law. A gentle procedure is used to remove the alcohol almost entirely and reduce the number of calories by more than 40 %.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
Erzengel (3553) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2014
Muffig im Geruch, muffig im Antrunk. Sehr süffig & sehr wässrig. Der Hauptteil ist herb-penetrant, wässrig, muffig. Im Nachgeschmack ganz leicht süßlich, malzig-muffig und wässrig. Etwas brotig!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beerhunter111 (8348) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2014
Flasche von McTapps, vielen Dank! Goldgelbes Bier mit wenig Schaum. Geruch malzig getreidig süß. Geschmack malzig süß, getreidig, zum Abgang leicht herb.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MichaelAwesome (4574) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2013
Man kann diesem Bier eigentlich nicht böse sein. Es beginnt süffig mit einer typischen Gaffel-Würze, endet jedoch dumpf dem Genre des alkfreien entsprechend. Vollkommen in Ordnung für diese Art von Bier.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
McTapps (4575) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2013
Sometimes, drinking alc-free is a better idea than drinking a beer with alcohol, e.g. when you have to drive or even when you indulged into too much beer the night before. So I came to this one. It has got a deep golden colour, medium body and a had like mixed egg whites. Nose of malt and hops. Taste of old hops, old barley, basement, dust and leaves. Awful finish of dust and oldness. Not really refreshing nor easy to drink.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Theydon_Bois (9935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle from some supermarket place at Koln Hbf, consumed on the train to Monchengladbach, 27/04/13. Clear pale golden with a medium sized white head. Nose is cereals, corn, malt, dog biscuits. Taste comprises pale malts, grain, cereals. Light in body with fine carbonation. Dull as one expected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cfrancis (2505) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2012
Stupid Europa League game that only had alcohol free beer. Pours much like a normal Gaffel, golden yellow with a nice frothy white top. Aroma is grassy grains but something is missing. Taste is light grassy malts and not much else. It would be a good substitute but why bother.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Shaney (2427) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2012
#1085 Sieht noch aus wie ein echtes Kölsch. Ist im Aroma aber nur säuerlich von der Gärungskohlensäure. Im Antrunk dann wässrig und leicht blechern hopfig. Selbst eine Malznote fehlt, dafür ist es um 40% Kalorien reduziert...Fazit: Kein Alkohol, kein Geschmack, kein gutes Bier! Test vom 23.3.2010, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 9,3,3,3,7,3 - 3,80

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
kevnic2008 (8479) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2012
Pale yellow colour, weak head. It’s aroma is sweet, and the taste is also.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2012
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is malt, straw, grain and hay. Flavour is grain, straw and hay. Watery.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Christian (11276) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 27, 2012
Golden with a small white head. Weak malty aroma. Thin watery flavour with a touch of malt and a cardboard note

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