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


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 1.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.08/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 15   ABV: 0.5%
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 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
RW80 (2027) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2016
0,5 l bottle.- drunk from the bottle. Aroma: Malts and a bit of grassy hops. Taste: Sweetish, with a bit of bitterness, of old hops, old barley, basement, Starts goods but then has a dusty mhops, malt drink sweetish finish. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
ischas (442) - - JUL 5, 2015
Neues Verfahren seit Ende 2014 ( http://www.gaffel.de/Privatbrauerei/News/Gaffel_Fr ). 0,5 l Flasche. Goldgelbes Bier, feinporiger, langlebiger Schaum, erzeugt eine schöne Gardine. Malzig süßliches, gleichzeitig leicht säuerliches Aroma, wässriger, säuerlicher, leicht bitterer Geschmack.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
beeracoon (500) - - APR 21, 2015
Really nasty aroma. Watery taste, disgusting palate. One of the worst alcohol free beers.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
Erzengel (7889) - 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 (17263) - 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 (6471) - Wanne-Eickel, 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 (6500) - Reutlingen, 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 (17221) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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 (3161) - 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 (2423) - 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

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