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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 889   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   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.

2.8
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Russo (1902) - 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,.

2.7
   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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grovlam (4167) - 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.

3.6
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2624) - New York, USA - APR 7, 2007
Tap. Pours really golden w/ big head. Taste is sort of bitter, kind of a strange bitter aftertaste but pretty good if cold.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2007
Draught at Cafe Numero 7 in Heidelberg. Golden colour witha big white head. Malty, hay, light fruity aroma and a sweet straw, hay, fruity taste. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
goozen (3417) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2014 Bottle 0.5ltr: Golden coloured Kölsch with the fruity taste and ends lightly bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2007
12 oz. bottle: Sparkling clear pour with lots of spritzy carbonation and a receding ivory head. Light aroma is peach esthers and some straw. Body follows suit, with a broaded spectrum of esthery notes - peach and baked apple. Herbal hops and subtle caramel malts add some depth. This is a great example of a very delicate style.


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