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


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RATINGS: 802   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (1481) - 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 (1508) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle shared at ’t Klooster, Delft. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma is bread, some yeast and nutty. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Decent Kolsch, nothing special. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beachmaster (87) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear light yellow. Nose is faint, with a sweet malt scent. Taste is watery, very slightly sweet. Not much flavor there. Thin mouthfeel, and a very slight aftertaste. Clean, crisp, and seems fairly typical for the style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Iznogud (570) - CROATIA - FEB 1, 2014
Pours golden with white head. Medium to thin body, sweetish. A bit watery, not too much of a taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (6805) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2014
Klares goldgelbes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, grasig, herb. Geschmack malzig, getreidig, minimal herb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (2564) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2014
Draught @ Ölrepubliken. Pours clear golden with a frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is malty and fruity with buttered crackers, cookie dough, grass, plums, persimmon, lemon zest and hints of metal. Taste is slightly bitter, malty and fruity with biscuits, raisins, grass, plums, toffee, lemon zest, persimmon and hints of lemon hard candy. Mouthfeel is crisp, watery, round and light bodied. Finish is slightly bitter, malty and fruity with biscuits, grass, lemon zest, raisins and minerals. Quite nice...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jflopsu (494) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Pours a light yellow. Has a light malt and yeast aroma. Taste is typical of a pilsner with grains, grass, and light malt with a smooth and refreshing aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
estpiwo (1268) - ESTONIA - JAN 4, 2014
Draft. Clear pale yellow body. Grainy and malty aroma. Taste was light malty, oily, some hoppy. Dry finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ShivanDragon (1427) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2014
0,5 liter blauw blik van de @Secret Sinterklaas, #Countbier, bedankt ! bier schenkt als licht geel/gouden (eigenlijk pisgeel), met minimale kraag, totaal geen neus (aroma), licht bittertje, pilsmout/graan, gist, slap en erg waterig. Kon me helaas niet bekoren

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