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


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RATINGS: 891   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rustbucket0873 (317) - 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 (1498) - 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 (3429) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ischas (115) - - APR 21, 2015
33 cl Flasche. Goldgelbes Bier, weißer, feinporiger Schaum, der eine schöne Gardine im Glas erzeugt. Muffiger Duft, den dieses Bier (vermutlich nach einer Rezeptänderung oder einem Zuliefererwechsel) nun schon einige Jahre hat. Der Geschmack dann leicht malzig und für ein Kölsch recht bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JefVerstraete (2197) - Ghent, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2015
Bottle @ Zum alten Markt, Roetgen. Blond colour, white foam. Malty, dry and bitter hoppy finish, light sweet hints. Light body, easy drinkable. Ok beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer5000 (5182) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 14, 2015
On tap somewhere in Berlin (old rating). Clear, pale golden body with a small white head. Light fruity aroma, feels clean, not much more in the nose. Flavor is light, soft pale malt with a touch of fruit and moderate bitterness. Medium to thin body and weak aftertaste. Not bad, but honestly I don’t find that much difference between this Kölsch and a pale lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (728) - SWITZERLAND - APR 10, 2015
Yellow clear color white foam head and very little smell. The taste is fresh with an unmotivated but okay performing carbonation. However this beer has a tart bitterness, that is nicely dosed and separates it from other kölsch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djoeye (2580) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 5, 2015
On tap. Off white good head, reduces to a layer, on a warm golden beer with strawy tones. Long carpets as lacing. Aroma; caramel malts, herbs, spices, floral hops. Taste; grassy hops, caramel, malts, herbs, spices, fruit peel, note of herbal butterscotch. Body; normal, easy going with soft carbonation, fruity body. Taste moves towards mild finish in fruit peels, clean and with hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
back (1631) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 2, 2015
Gylden klar skum hvid lang tæt Malt citrus blomst Bitter moderat sød lidt Vandre livlig @far ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1421) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle. Medium golden color with a medium head. Aroma was bread, slight whiffs of sweetness and nuts. Taste was actually not bad. Grains, slightly bitter, a note of tree fruit in the finish.

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