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


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RATINGS: 789   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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The laws protecting the brewing of kolsch are as strict as the German Purity Law of 1516. Kolsch beer can only be brewed within the city of Cologne. As the best-known kolsch brewery, Gaffel’s flavor is derived from an ale yeast that is "lagered" (or aged) in cold cellars. Gaffel is pale, faintly fruity with a crisp, hop finish. Enjoy as an aperitif or digestif.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BLADT (226) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 20, 2014
From bottle. Piss colored. Aroma is hay, dough and faint corn. Smell pulls through to taste. Sweet finish. Decent carbonation. Refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (1855) - Florida, USA - APR 19, 2014
Bottle at Bavaria. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Light and refreshing. Mild corn, grain, and bitterness from the nondescript hops. Simple, but clean and tasty. Average body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (5557) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2014
Straight from the can in Frankfurt. The can was blue content colour unknown. The nose is doughy, creamy, sweet, grain and faint herbal notes. The taste is creamy, dough, sweetness, herbal, grass, pepper and underlying sweetness. Light-medium body and fine carbonation. Easy drinking, but not a whole lot of depth to it. So-so.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (604) - TURKEY - APR 15, 2014
Drought. Rich yellow with off white spongy head, doughy aroma, slightly sweet yeasty taste, low carbonation, abrupt finish with bitter aftertaste. Fine for refreshment.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingvit (47) - - APR 13, 2014
Aroma: weak dough, yeast,earthy Appearance: urine yellow, minimal head Taste: medium sweetness, weak bitterness, weak sourness Palate: abrupt finish, intense carbonation All in style. Impression is not big, in a session the taste builds up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HopfenWeisse (885) - - APR 11, 2014
Nice clear golden color with big head. Aroma is grass and soapy. Flavor is grassy, malt, malt aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
husk2240 (10) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 9, 2014
I just don’t know if we could move 350 hl in a short enough time to make it work. It might be possible, in fact, but I just don’t know, and I don’t even know how we could find out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkie (427) - New York, USA - APR 2, 2014
Pours perfectly. Golden with a white head that falls fast. Exceptional clarity. Nose is malty with a bit of yeast. There’s a touch of grass or what I would call wet hay and a subtle white grape fruitiness. Just brilliant! Drinks like a lazy summer evening. Has a moderate carbonation that gives it lightness. It’s a touch bitter and the fruitiness is subdued but firm. The malty bearing of this beer is crisp and a true delight in it’s simplicity. Bites a little before it finishes dry and with a bit of sweetness to linger a moment.

I love it!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AndySnow (2494) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: The Rover, Göteborg.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Vegetable, hops, fruit, cardboard.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet malt, caramel, yeast, cardboard.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
peponi (151) - POLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Aroma: herbs and DMS. Appearance: nice golden color, poor head. Taste: low bitterness, herbal and quite spicy, dry and slightly watery. Palate: medium body and high carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: quite good kolsch. In my view there is no fruitness and zestiness, but still ok.

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