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


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RATINGS: 891   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   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 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Tranquillity (1506) - 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 (2699) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4447) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2007
Draft in Cologne, Germany. Golden beer with a yeasty aroma and a yeasty and lightly dry flavour. Overall an average yeasty and lightly dry beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rayg1 (584) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2007
Pours a golden yellow, thin white head. Smell is slightly hoppy and of hay. Taste is nice clean bitterness and slightly hoppy. Mouthfeel is a tad thicker than expected for a "light" beer. Refreshing beer very similar to a pils. If I try real hard I can almost detect a very faint fruity sweetness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2007
Draft in signature Gaffel Kolsch cylindrical glass, pale, straw-colored, well-carbonated, rich in flavor due to hoppy bitterness. It was very refreshing and good for summer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (21759) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2007
Bottled at Silja Line Stockholm-Turku. Clear pale golden, average head. Sweet and fruity with medium body. Grassy and minerally with mellow mouthfeel. Rough and basic.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2007
(Tap) Pours a yellow color with a short, fizzy head. Lots of carbonation. Aroma of grass and light hops. Taste is similar, but the body is a little bit too weak (even for the style). A refreshing beer, but as for taste this one is lacking.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
henrikb (1260) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2007
Draft - Boring golden body, creamy white head; Metallic, malty sweet and incredibly boring aroma; Super boring bitter body, watery with big soft carbonation; Aroma finishes very fast in finish (which is great) but a metallic malty bitterness lasts quite long. NEVER AGAIN!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mike_77 (4095) - 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.

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