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


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RATINGS: 898   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldMrCrow (2212) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle from Total Wine.

Light amber pour, good white head. Typical Kolsch aroma of bread and gentle lemon. The flavor is quite thin at first, and what develops isn’t much good. Very metallic, a bit of skunk, not all that much else going on. It goes down really easy after a couple of hours playing baseball, but the beer is long gone and I still feel like I’ve been sucking on pennies. I’m sure the journey to the US hasn’t improved anything, but this is not a Kolsch I need to repeat at least in the states.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (824) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. This beer pours a pale clear yellow color. The aroma is full of malt and hops and is very pleasing. The flavor is crisp and and has a very nice malt flavor; very refreshing. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer a really good example of a Kolsch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidtjm (976) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2015
Tap. Pour is clear gold with a thin head, aroma is sweet. Taste is sweet, malty, banana, light bitter finish. Decent

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
szeli (127) - GERMANY - JUL 13, 2015
Kein gutes Kölsch. Das herbste unter den Kölsch, leider geht dabei auch die feine fruchtige Note verloren. Unangenehme Note von DMS.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (2290) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark gold colour with white head, malty aroma with some hops, the taste is light with a dry finish. Better on tap.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
17Beer (124) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 2, 2015
On tap Lufthansa lounge. Aroma of bread and yeast. Pours cloudy gold with a big white head and heavy lacing. Crisp light flavor some fruit. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padron4KM (737) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2015
12 oz bottle.
Clear golden, rocky white head, spotty lace.
Aroma is grainy, floral hops, and slightly fruity.
Flavor is sweet bready malts, and a mildly bitter hop finish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Piw (528) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - JUN 22, 2015
Frisch gezapft. Klar und golden. Kleine Schaumkrone. Sehr wässrig, wenig aromatisch. Leicht herb im Antrunk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mariuszek (702) - Gdynia, POLAND - JUN 17, 2015
Clear, golden, medium head. Grassy, hoppy, hay aroma, crisp, medium bitter, some malt and grain, very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (5183) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Tap. Pours crystal clear golden, medium clumpy white head, good lacing. Aroma is Bready, a bit of grass and hay, peach. Flavor is quite light sweet, light plus bitter, lots of grassy hops. Clean and fresh. Clearly better in Koln!

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