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


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RATINGS: 883   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 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mike_77 (3885) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2007
Slightly pale looking for a pilsener. A fairly bland aroma, smells kind of watery. Flavour is also very mild, slightly dry and bitter but lacking in depth. It does feel great on the pallet, extremely clean and easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2007
Bottle now and, from memory, draught paper cup at Harry’s Water Taxi Beach. Non-distinctive hay/grassy aroma, with a very light malt flavor with crisp notes of green apple. Very easy drinking, even gulpable on a hot day. Nice summer beach beer, as long as it’s cold.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TURDFERGUSON (4017) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2007
On tap at the Speakeasy. Pour looked like rusty water with no head. Aroma was seriously lacking--some toasted malt and grain. Blah. Taste is close to water too. Crisp and refreshing, but nothing great.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nephilium (1486) - Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2007
Light bitterness to the aroma, with something underlying I can’t identify. It pours a clear golden amber, with a quickly fading head, and lively carbonation visible. Light crisp flavor with hints of apple and a faint hop taste. Almost no finish at all, and the carbonation seems a bit too high for my tastes. Overall, not a bad beer, but strictly middle of the road.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2007
This beer was light crisp, and very refreshing. It had a bright clear golden color with little aroma. Flavor was light, somewhat crisp, with a bit of metallic-ness at the finish. Mouthfeel was very light, and I felt this beer could have benefited from additional carbonation. Not bad, but just a light refreshment; not a real serious beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fauskie (11) - USA - APR 30, 2007
Poured a quickly dissapating head. Had a very malty aroma to it and finished sweet to my palate. This is the first Kolsch I’ve tried and I didn’t come away too impressed with this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Russo (1830) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 28, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2008 500ml Canned in Köln. Nice beer with fruity aroma and a dense white head. A little dry at finish,.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheShat (131) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2007
minimal aroma, pours fizzy and yellow. Head quickly dissapears and no lacing. Crisp clean taste with just a hint of sweetness. Very dry finish with almost no aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grovlam (4163) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 23, 2007
Bottle. Average fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Clear sparkling body with a pale yellow color. Aroma was hay, straw, caramel, grain and citrus. Light bodied with an average carbonation. Flavor was light bitter with some sweet grain. Light dry and bitter finish with a light undertone of sweetness. My first Kölsch, and the last style I was missing out of the now 71 different styles of beer registered here on RB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerlord (217) - tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 22, 2007
Nice light straw color, Rocky white head, fruity aroma. Nice hop flavor with some bready undertones. semi dry finish, light mouth feel, good session beer.

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