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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 861   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Share this beer with friends!
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PauloAG (90) - BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2015
500cc bottle. Pale blonde with foamy quick fading head. Nice nose but then it is just nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1605) - Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Location/Date:Draft on November 30th, 2014.

Appearance: Pours a light copper.
Aroma: Light bready yeast.
Taste: Light bready, lightly fruity, light hop.
Palate:Light body.

Summary: A really nice beer on draft. Glad I found a place near me that has it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beastwhite315 (20) - - DEC 24, 2014
Very smooth and easy drinking beer. Very much a Kolsch style beer. Sweet fruity and low hop characteristics ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zlotta (185) - Bonn, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2014 Clear, pale golden-yellow with a soapy, quickly diminishing, white head. Nice citrusy, grassy aroma. Slightly bitter taste of grass and straw with hints of lemon. Slightly bitter finish. Thin mouthfeel, flat carbonation. What a boring beer. Quite quaffable, even a nice subtle aroma, but unfortunately with an unpleasant taste and bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
pvitt (40) - - DEC 16, 2014
golden, clear, white foam, light body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter finish, medium bitterness, lightly sour, floral,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
SmashedSailor (5) - Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2014 does not count
Light and crisp at first, could easily enjoy a few at a time, yet strongly spiced and has a lingering aftertaste

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hartung32 (250) - Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Meh; this came highly recommended but I don't get it. I've had better domestic versions of a Kolsch, which is strange since this is supposed to be the gold standard. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
droef (106) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2014
0.2l glass from tap. Of all the Kolsch beer this is definitly not the best! Not much taste at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Werckmeister (375) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 21, 2014
clear folden color, almost shiny. white foamy head. smells bread, lemon, grassy, fresh. light to medium body, very subtle fruit flavors, subtle bitterness in the finish. rather dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Calisky (1333) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 1, 2014
Couleur dorée, mousse qui disparait. Nez leger malté/houblonné. Gout assez houblonné avec bonnes notes d’épices et noisettes. Petite amertume en fin de bouche. Corps moyen. Pas trop courant pour moi (style kolsch), mais quand meme pas assez intense, proche d’une pils.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1  2  3 4 5 » 87

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50