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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beachmaster (57) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear light yellow. Nose is faint, with a sweet malt scent. Taste is watery, very slightly sweet. Not much flavor there. Thin mouthfeel, and a very slight aftertaste. Clean, crisp, and seems fairly typical for the style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Iznogud (380) - CROATIA - FEB 1, 2014
Pours golden with white head. Medium to thin body, sweetish. A bit watery, not too much of a taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (5581) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2014
Klares goldgelbes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, grasig, herb. Geschmack malzig, getreidig, minimal herb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (2371) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2014
Draught @ Ölrepubliken. Pours clear golden with a frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is malty and fruity with buttered crackers, cookie dough, grass, plums, persimmon, lemon zest and hints of metal. Taste is slightly bitter, malty and fruity with biscuits, raisins, grass, plums, toffee, lemon zest, persimmon and hints of lemon hard candy. Mouthfeel is crisp, watery, round and light bodied. Finish is slightly bitter, malty and fruity with biscuits, grass, lemon zest, raisins and minerals. Quite nice...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jflopsu (439) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Pours a light yellow. Has a light malt and yeast aroma. Taste is typical of a pilsner with grains, grass, and light malt with a smooth and refreshing aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
estpiwo (1222) - ESTONIA - JAN 4, 2014
Draft. Clear pale yellow body. Grainy and malty aroma. Taste was light malty, oily, some hoppy. Dry finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ShivanDragon (1264) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2014
0,5 liter blauw blik van de @Secret Sinterklaas, #Countbier, bedankt ! bier schenkt als licht geel/gouden (eigenlijk pisgeel), met minimale kraag, totaal geen neus (aroma), licht bittertje, pilsmout/graan, gist, slap en erg waterig. Kon me helaas niet bekoren

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (999) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Draft Gaffel Am Dom. Soft mineral nose with a touch of peppery spicy hop. no significant esters. Low hop bitterness, but some hop flavor, lasting all the way into the finish in a drying manner. Quenching and leaves you wanting more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GoufCustom (615) - HONG KONG - DEC 24, 2013

330 ml clear bottle bought at foodGARDEN in D2 Place, Lai Chi Kok.

Translucent light golden honey colour; Very thin head and soapy white foam which fades in 15 seconds; Very small lacing and notable small carbonation; Pungent sweet smell of malt, with initial skunky hops (gone in 2 minutes), honey, light dark fruit, light caramel and thin grass; Mid to light sweet taste of lager malt, with warm bread, light dark fruits, thin molasses, light earth, light spice, liquorices, thin lemon and herbal hops; Light body, watery and pretty crisp palate; Mouth feel is quite refreshing and light koelsch. Full lager malt’s kinda hidden in the thin body, dark fruit taste is thin. Sweetness is moderate, complemented by good dose of hoppiness - earthy and spicy, bitterness is low-fi but liquorices is good enough to balance sweetness for a pretty long slightly astringent finish; Quite dry after taste; fairly easy and crisp to mouth.

Comments: This Koelsch is competent enough: crisp and refreshing, good maltyness, almost no skunk despite clear bottle, and pushed all the right buttons for the earthy herbal hoppiness. If only it has more assertive character in fruitiness and spiciness, it’ll be something. Easy going and undemanding, it’s right on the passing mark for now.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Abio (1519) - Waasland, BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2013
Golden coloured beer with a good sized and decent holding head. Some malty pilsener, hops, yeast. Simple.

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