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


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RATINGS: 876   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Motobashi (106) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2015
Poured a clear gold with minimal had an active carbonation. Mild bread aroma.Crisp and light flavour. No real bitterness. Would be great on a hot day. Thin texture. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SteveLikesBeer (63) - - FEB 1, 2015
Pours with a wispy, white head that doesn’t stick around for long. There’s a clear gold colour with a faintly fruity colour and a pleasant finish. There’s a reason why this is the best known kolsch. It’s a fine example of the style and a decent way to start off the Super Bowl, although it’s more of a summer beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sine90 (57) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2015
floral, cereal, pale, clear, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
torejh (45) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 18, 2015
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear light golden colour with almost no head left. Nose of sour malts. Taste is malty with a silk smooth and sour finish. Medium body and carbonation. A good classic kölsch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lore (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 18, 2015
pale yellow colour, medium sized white head; aroma of hay, grains and some grassy-floral hops;taste of grains, some herbal notes, cardboard, maybe some citruses

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PauloAG (160) - 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 (1665) - 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 (21) - - 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 (247) - 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 (45) - Netphen, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2014
golden, clear, white foam, light body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter finish, medium bitterness, lightly sour, floral,

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