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


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RATINGS: 899   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   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 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bellasierra2 (16) - absecon, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Yeasty aroma. Color is gold. White head. Has a metallic aftertaste. Doesn’t last long on palate, but stays in your nose. Not one of the best German beers, but for the price- not too bad. I taste steel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
pforei (338) - USA - JUL 15, 2007
Bottle. Pale lager color with small head. Sweet aroma of malt with fair amount of hops. Taste is sweet/fruity with slightly earthy undertone. Nice soft palate typical of a Kolsch. Tastes much better on tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (6106) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2007
16.9 oz bottle. Golden color with a fluffy white head. Aroma is grainy, with some yeast flavor to it. Flowery as well. Flavor is a little dry, and does not leave a really nasty aftertaste, which is always a plus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2010 Re-rate. Bottle at homebrew meeting. Pours a brilliant pale gold with strong white head. Nose is fresh and grainy with a hint of fruitines. Perhaps a kiss of spice from the hops. On taste, well-rounded backbone of pils malt and perhaps a bit of wheat. Finishes clean with a round fruity note. Much better this time. Nice. Tap at Laschet’s. A bit tinny, though quite fruity and tasty. A touch dry with a diminished head. okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badbrains (6) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2007 does not count
0.4 L draft at Loreley, in NYC. My first Kolsch, so not much to compare to. No lingering head, crisp grain, a little dry and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2007
12oz bottle pours golden with a fluffy white head that stays briefly. Aromas of crisp grains, and some grassy hops. Flavor is mostly grainy with a slight yeast presence and some nice grassy hops at the finish. Light crisp clean and very refreshing. Not bad at all on a hot summer day!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mike4686 (120) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2007
16.9oz bottle, very light crisp and refreshing beer, nice flavor, good carbonation, hops on the finish, i enjoyed this one very much.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2007
on draft at raleigh times. nothing special here. though im not a kolsch fan reissdorf is a better version

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Tranquillity (1584) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2007
Yeah! Beer field trip in Köln. Must have been very drunk when I wrote this one, can’t barely read my paper. Lets see... Very flowery aroma. Patsz, clear orange, small white head. Taste... hort eo nile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 27, 2007
16.9oz bottle, no date. Pours a clear very light straw with a one finger white head. Aroma of faint skunk, cookie dough, herbal and slightly spicy hops, and lastly a bit of grain. Flavor adds a bit of wet paper and more grain. Minimal bitterness. Moderate carbonation, thin body. Not very great.

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