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


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RATINGS: 996   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
midovark (576) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - JUN 13, 2016
0.33 l bottle @ Green Sheep Beers and Bar. Golden color, white head. Malts and yeast in flavor. Bittersweet flavor, with malty and hoppy hints. Short finish, light to medium body, easily drinkable. Not too complex, but fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gorgosh (432) - SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2016
Bara ordsammansättningen "tysk renhetslag" är kittlande om man har i åtanke att den gäller ölbryggning i, enligt obekräftade källor, världens snuskigaste land. Att kölch sedan råkar vara en av de mest förnäma ölsorterna gör inte saken sämre. Här hittar vi en mjölksyrlig och maltig arom. Krispig munkänsla och rund och fin maltsmak. Säkert helt i enlighet med lagens intentioner. Domen blir dock inte mer än medelmåttig. Det är väl inte den bästa kölchen i världen direkt, men nog fan smakar det tysk renhet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (1709) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Straw pour, beautiful white head. Aroma is floral, lemon, bread, fruit. Delightful. Flavor is similar with a bitter streak. Very very thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
7stern (599) - Bromma, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2016
Clear golden, almost no head but high carbonation. Hay aroma with some funky tones. Malty taste and medium bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
g_georgiou (503) - CYPRUS - JUN 9, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2016 Clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma is yeasty, light malty. Taste is sweet and light tart. Watery texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (4025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Loving this stuff on draft. Really fresh malt and floral hops with solid but not abrasive bitterness. Very drinkable but not boring at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (15525) - DENMARK - JUN 1, 2016
Tap. Clear golden with medium white head. Aroma is malt, hop, grainy and grass. Flavour is malt, grainy, grass, straw, hop, little sweet and a little bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sinte (500) - Udine, ITALY - MAY 30, 2016
On tap at Gaffel Haus, Köln. Clear golden body with an average, frothy, white head, mostly diminishing with fair lacing. Moderate malty (hay) and hoppy (citrus) aroma. Moderate sweet and bitter flavour with bitterish finish. Light-to-medium body with watery texture; average carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cool_Bond (2339) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2016
Light bread and a little perfume in the fragrance and flavor. Okay bitterness that fills the upper part of the mouth for a moment. Not a bad beer but watery towards the end. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NallePalle (523) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle, 33 cl. Decent, well balanced, low carbonation, small finish. Went well with kebab dish.

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