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


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RATINGS: 853   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
samzim (262) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
Clean, slightly malty aroma. Clear gold colour. Very clean with bitter front which lasts throughout the sip. Light body with lively carbonation. Quite pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
chinchill (2281) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2014
On tap at the 2014 German Bierfest (Atlanta). Clear light amber with a decent head. Light body with a near medium carbonation. Grassy hops with faint light malts. Lacks complexity and interest. Lingering grassy hop aftertaste. Hoppy for style yet uninteresting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
renffisch (849) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
0,33 bottle in Basel, decent kölsch, bready in flavour with a grassy Hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5195) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of light sweet honey with a touch of grain. It pours a transparent dull gold with a small white head that quickly fades to a soapy film. There is some sporadic dotted lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with with a quick dose of sweet grain. The finish has light-moderate grass/straw with faint mineral notes. It’s light bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, a nice refreshing Kolsch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2618) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
Probably the best-known Kölsch and a reference for its style. Stable, snow white head, pale golden blonde colour, clear. Gentle grassy hops and sweetish malts in the nose, taste rather neutral at first, light and soft pale maltiness, ever so slight sourish touch, crisp and clean, ending in a dry, pretty long, herbal hop bitterness. Subtle and near lager-like as any good Kölsch should be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VincentKabel (221) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2014
Very nice, light, pilsener like beer. It’s very refrehing due to a malty flavour and a slightly hopped finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewfoolery (27) - California, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Poured on the outdoor tables at the Alter Markt. Puppies clear follow with slight white foam head that persists. Mild yeast and Pilsner nose that yields to a slightly sweet palate. Carbonic aftertaste that scrubs the palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
UlMa (14) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2014
Der gute alte Klassiker aus der Region. Mild und nett zum massenhaften Verzehr :)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bork (355) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2014 A crisp and refreshing but somewhat flavorless beer. Mildly fruity, with a pleasantly bitter finish. Good, light summer brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
PriorL (2256) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2014
TAP in Cologne restaurant. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small stable white head. NOSE: lots of malts, grains, little sweet. TASTE: malty, grains, little bitter. Reminds me of a regular pilsener actually

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