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


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RATINGS: 803   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 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2005
(bottle) A fairly standard lager. Not as fizzy as some, but not as flavorful either. Nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - AUG 9, 2005
Draft: poured golden yellow with a big white head. Light fruit aroma with lemons and oranges. Clean flavor with mostly a light lemon flavor. Light corn and yeast. A nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13478) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2005
Bottle. Pale golden colour, small white head. Ok bitterness, otherwise quite clean and crisp flavour. Nice enough beer, but quite one-dimensional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Pours a clear bright golden with a fluffy white head that leaves some lacing in my glass, bready and fruity aromas. Apple, lemon and bready flavors. Medium bodied with a crisp and carbonated mouthfeel, finishes clean and dry, this one really hits the spot on a hot day

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Bad to mediocre beer. Golden color with minimal head. Perhaps this is the best-known kolsch brewery, but that doens’t make it the best by a long shot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JUL 17, 2005
Pours hazy yellow, white head. Aroma and taste are floral, average hops. Light body. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2005
Grassy and funky smelling. Pale yellow/gold color. No head. This is imported by a Florida company and is a great example of why Florida sucks enormous amounts of rooster name. Watery, not even any carbonation bite much less hop just some mild sweetness. If this is the best loved of Kolsch brewers in Cologne why is it the worst I have ever had?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2005
BEERYEAR beer #5 of 365. Pours gold with almost no head. No effervescence, no lacing. Dry aroma, with light malt notes and a very light fruitiness. Flavor is nutty and slightly fruity. Dry finish. A so-so example of a so-so style. And that’s a no-no.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2005
(bottle) Pale yellow body with a medium foamy white head. Dusty malty nose with herbal hops. Initially malty with hints of nuts and a fruity note and a dry quite bitter and hoppy finish for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (8737) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2005
On draught: Pale yellow, medium sized, firm white head; initial floral, grassy hoppiness in the aroma, but also traces of malt; the malty taste dominates, a bit fuller bodied as other examples of this style; becomes fruitier and a bit sourish towards the end, slightly bitterness in the aftertaste. O.K.

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