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


on tap

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RATINGS: 844   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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
PriorL (1988) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lukin (486) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
draught. Golden colour, small fizzy head. Grassy and grains, bit of an off-funky aftertaste. Had better kolsch in Cologne than this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bursprak (721) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle. Pale yelloy pour with some head. Nose and taste has bread, light lemon and some light malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ncube (77) - - JUL 26, 2014
Aroma of light malt. Bready biscuity malt flavor. Woody vegetable notes in the finish. Herbal bitter finish. Okay. Sweeter than expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2014
Fad, Kröv, Mosel, serveret i autentiske små Kölsch-glas. Klar, lys, korngul, med et lavt hvidt skum. Græsset, kornet næse. Frisk, ren, forfriskende, tør i munden. En læskende øl, også på en kold sommerdag.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernesto987 (3874) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 21, 2014
this is the bud light of kolsches in cologne, off and disjointed, medicinal, how can you make this bad? just make it taste like nothing, you’ll do much better.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
radiomgb (2321) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
500ml bottle purchased at the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Pale clear golden in colour with no head, no lacing. Not a good start. Aroma is quite skunky, lots of grains and cereal, toast. Flavour is highly sweet, corn, grains, wheat. Thin and watery mouthfeel, light body, no carbonation. Finishes sweet and quick. Right from the get-go this was fairly shitty. Another bland beer for the Ontario market, awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (3344) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
Counter top gravity pour at Bei d’r Tante. Pale gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is biscuity, bready, a little yeastier than the others we had the same day, fruity. Taste is malty, bready, much more sweet grainy flavors than usual, a bit sweet as well compared to the others, super clean but sweet. Palate is light med bodied, chewy for a kölsch, light carb.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
crlnts (321) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 19, 2014
So I drank another kölsch and it was pretty much the same as the kölsch I drank before. (repeat)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gopherfan99 (564) - CROATIA - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle, pours a clear gold with a white head, malty aroma, taste starts sweet then becomes slightly bitter with malt and fruit notes, has light bitter hop finish, light body, easy to drink, decent beer

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