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

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RATINGS: 984   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Straw pour, beautiful white head. Aroma is floral, lemon, bread, fruit. Delightful. Flavor is similar with a bitter streak. Very very thin.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
7stern (592) - Bromma, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2016
Clear golden, almost no head but high carbonation. Hay aroma with some funky tones. Malty taste and medium bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
g_georgiou (471) - CYPRUS - JUN 9, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2016 Clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma is yeasty, light malty. Taste is sweet and light tart. Watery texture, soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (3971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Loving this stuff on draft. Really fresh malt and floral hops with solid but not abrasive bitterness. Very drinkable but not boring at all.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (15174) - DENMARK - JUN 1, 2016
Tap. Clear golden with medium white head. Aroma is malt, hop, grainy and grass. Flavour is malt, grainy, grass, straw, hop, little sweet and a little bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sinte (499) - Udine, ITALY - MAY 30, 2016
On tap at Gaffel Haus, Köln. Clear golden body with an average, frothy, white head, mostly diminishing with fair lacing. Moderate malty (hay) and hoppy (citrus) aroma. Moderate sweet and bitter flavour with bitterish finish. Light-to-medium body with watery texture; average carbonation.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cool_Bond (2293) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2016
Light bread and a little perfume in the fragrance and flavor. Okay bitterness that fills the upper part of the mouth for a moment. Not a bad beer but watery towards the end. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NallePalle (488) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle, 33 cl. Decent, well balanced, low carbonation, small finish. Went well with kebab dish.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ACHops (1328) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2016
On tap @ Rhein Haus. Pours clear medium golden yellow with thick white head. Aroma is substantial corn nose, light crisp grassy hop notes on the back. Taste is similar - clean light crystal malt up front; dry, earthy, and grassy on the back. Actually fairly flavorful for a Kolsch, though admittedly lacking in depth.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ruramikael (93) - SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2016
resin, grass, barnyard, citrus, amber, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. A disappointment.


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