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 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TH28 (285) - - JUN 13, 2015
330 ML bottle. No production date. Appearance: pale yellow, crystal clear, with a white foam head. Aroma: A bit papery and stale, some grassiness and light fruitiness. Overall, not pleasant. Sulphur also present v Taste: Stale, papery, grassy. Hint of crackery malt. Moderate bitterness Mouthfeel: Light body with moderate carbonation. Finish: Moderately dry with some lingering bitterness. Overall: Clearly not a fresh kolsch. This will be a drain pour but I would like to try a fresh version for comparison.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
strap (612) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JUN 12, 2015
Pale yellow. Crisp with a bit of lemon flavor and subtle hops. Goes down fast and smooth

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
20107589 (573) - randers, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2015
pour pale with a frothy headt. light grassy aromas, light bitter taste. average carbonation, thin, crisp.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Armadill0 (321) - FINLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Yellow, clear. Small white head. Aroma has grain and citrus, very weak. Taste has grain and bitter pine. Mouthfeel is watery. Aftertaste is OK, nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (20445) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2015
Draft @ Bierhaus, Malmö. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow color with a smallwwhite head. Has a fruity grainy weak buttery aroma. Fruity malty grainy crisp weak buttery flavor. Has a fruity grainy crisp weak buttery finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pumpmaster (1290) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2015
0.2l draft at Eigel Stein Caffe in Dusseldorf with Birgit 5/6/15. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ruigo (1807) - PORTUGAL - MAY 12, 2015
33cl bottle. Clear straw colour with a small white head. Malty and grainy aroma. Average carbonation and light body. Taste is light bitter. Overall, a refreshing beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rustbucket0873 (325) - Krikville, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Pours yellow with light white head. Aroma is grass earth, yeast. Flavor is sweet with grassy notes, more earthy, and somw caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StueyD (1542) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
A mid amber coloured beer with a weak white head. A dusty malt aroma with a light hoppiness. Dry mouthfeel. A dry malty taste, dusty, biscuity, then a sweeter caramel and buttery. This is backed up with a mild sour hop flavour that balances out the flavour in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3563) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 3, 2015
On tap at GKBF. A deep gold with a sweet grainy malt aroma that has a rough earthy edge to it. Highly carbonated body that makes me burp. The taste is ok, sweet candyish grains, dry lightly bitter finish.

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