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


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RATINGS: 875   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 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Meh; this came highly recommended but I don't get it. I've had better domestic versions of a Kolsch, which is strange since this is supposed to be the gold standard. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
droef (106) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2014
0.2l glass from tap. Of all the Kolsch beer this is definitly not the best! Not much taste at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Werckmeister (648) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 21, 2014
clear folden color, almost shiny. white foamy head. smells bread, lemon, grassy, fresh. light to medium body, very subtle fruit flavors, subtle bitterness in the finish. rather dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Calisky (1557) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 1, 2014
Couleur dorée, mousse qui disparait. Nez leger malté/houblonné. Gout assez houblonné avec bonnes notes d’épices et noisettes. Petite amertume en fin de bouche. Corps moyen. Pas trop courant pour moi (style kolsch), mais quand meme pas assez intense, proche d’une pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6957) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a golden colour with a thick head. Aroma of fresh herbs, some grass and mild graininess. Flavour of fresh bitterness, mild grainy malts, herbs and some citrus. Medium bodied. Nicely hopped. Good drinkability.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
killroy (72) - BULGARIA - OCT 16, 2014
Clear golden color with small head. Aroma of grain and malt. Taste of bread, grain and malt. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerenberger (1563) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Aroma is subtlety malty with fruit notes. Pours a clear golden hue with a white head and minimal lacing. The taste is soft with a hoppy bitter finish. Medium-light and moderate carbonation. Overall, good with a hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
Smells authoritarian yet balanced of over-ripened fruits; the taste contains multiple notes of pilsner bitterness as well as sour and dry elements. It is more complex than a pilsner, but not necessarily to its favour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerbeer (2269) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear gold with moderate head. Aromas of grain and sweet biscuits. Flavors of grain, honey, applesauce, and toasted malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tarosama (58) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2014
Bought a bottle from Edeka in Troisdorf. Typical beer from Koln. Crystal clear beer, sweet and light. Good carbonation and tidy finish.

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