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


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RATINGS: 810   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
peponi (266) - POLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Aroma: herbs and DMS. Appearance: nice golden color, poor head. Taste: low bitterness, herbal and quite spicy, dry and slightly watery. Palate: medium body and high carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: quite good kolsch. In my view there is no fruitness and zestiness, but still ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7265) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
On tap at Bei d´r Tant , Koln, Germany, Thursday 27th March 2014 Another beer that is as clear as you like, white fluffy head, good looker. A little sweet, a little steely, but I like the maltiness, a little bit of yeast then a late burst of german hops comes to the party. A decent Kolsch. A6 A5 T7 P3 Ov13 3.4

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nisse666 (4065) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2014
Draught at The Rovers cons 2014-04-21 Göteborg AR: cardboard box, bread AP: oily bronz, no head F: fizzy, wee yeasty, cardboard box, wee caramel

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Erzengel (2396) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
Getreidiger Geruch. Das Bier startet malzig und leicht penetrant herb. Weich, aber irgendwie brotig-säuerlich. Da es immer so schmeckt, muss es so - aber ich mag dieses Aroma nicht. Der Nachgeschmack ist mittellang, herb-brotig-komisch. Mäßiges, aromatisch-komisches Kölsch. Süffig, aber komisch-penetrant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4069) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2014
Tap at The Rover, Gothenburg. Poured clear light amber with little life. The aroma is toffee malt yeast. The flavour is medium to light bitter with a hop bitter yeast light citrus palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. One for a hot day!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solros (88) - stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2014
Doft: svag lim. Smak: söt och limmet hänger med in i munnen, torr eftersmak. En trevlig kölsch. Passar till musslor och pommes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Psytron (1237) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Smell of malt, straw. Pale golden colour, white head. Aroma of hay, malt, some sugar. Mildly bitter, flat but plentiful carbon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (2878) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2014
500ml bottle courtesy of Ashton McCobb - Cheers Ash! Pours clear pale gold, thick white head, high carbonation keep sit in situ. Watery, corn and straw aromas, digestive biscuits and lemon. Taste is all of this, and no more. Thin and a little astringent on the end. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (1528) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 Draught @ Gaffel am Dom, 03/02/2014. As most Kölsch, much more enjoyable fresh on tap, leaving in some taste. Clear, cristalline golden pour with lean pale malts, no residual graininess and a pleasant, almost natural mineral & zest hop flavour to smoothly round things of. As opposed to their bottled version, fine enough to session when in Köln and within the Dom’s and Kölsch’ oppresive cast shadow.// 06/2014 Tap at Café Alantik FR: this beer really shines when surrounded by sweet-naturtrübe SW beers and macro Pilsners. Loved a few rounds of this to break the Alpirsbacher and Landbier spell.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mzaar (1522) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2014
I ett blindtest hade jag inte vetat om detta var en kölsch eller en högst medelmåttig lager. Inte ens när jag vet att det är en kölsch jag dricker så känner jag någon större skillnad. I både smak och doft hittas gräs, säd och vitt bröd. Någon fruktighet eller "crisp, hop finish" finner jag inte. Tror ordet tråkig karakteriserar detta öl väl.

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