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


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RATINGS: 979   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2008
On tap at Tübi’s in Stuttgart on May 21st. Poured into a 200 mL Kölsch glass (1 Euro per glass). Clear yellow/gold pour with a small white head. Skunky, corny aroma. Similar flavor. Definitely skunky, but light and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Butters (4038) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Pours a clear yellow. Citric nose. Grassy hop flavor. Thin body, refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2008
Thanks Yespr. It’s warm golden with an OK head. The aroma is mild with floral and malty notes. The flavour has a light sweetness, notes of malt, flower, clover and a smooth, fruity bitterness. It’s very delicate and fine, refreshing and nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ekstedt (6420) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2016 Draught (20 cl) at the pub K65, Schillerstrasse, Berlin. Clear golden, medium white head. Delicious mild hoppy aroma, slightly fruity. Light in body with soft but lively carbonation. Well balanced, refreshing with a long gently bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
btree (14) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Decent Kolsch lager. Had it with some Korean BBQ. Not the best pairing but the crispness in the follow through helped to clear some of the spices. Slight "fruity" taste as the label suggests. Certainly better than a Heineken.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2008
Clear golden colored brew. Light aroma and flavor. Hoppy, crisp, a bit spicy. Nice brew, but avarage.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
italianjohn (2843) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2008
Pours a blonde with small white head spicy after taste and a little hoppy .... its a lite spice not overbearing which makes it a nice brew had it with some salmon was delish would do again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2008
A Mes rate: Gravity serving at Zeitgeist.
Very clean gold with a thin white head. Lovely and clean with a good malt and hop balance and some slight tobacco leaves. Fresh and very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2527) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Bottle. Both flavor and aroma are mild, but that is a strength in this nicely crafted, drinkable beer. Small white head. Medium yellow, clear body. The aroma is malty with grain and straw and hoppy with grass and flowers. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Fair thin body with a water texture and lively carbonation. Balanced finish between sweet and bitter, though both are fairly light. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2008
draft @ Willow Tree in Sanford, Fl. Sweet honey malts with some cereal lager-like aromas. Pours light blonde with a thick white head. Falvor is crisp and clean withsome hoppy spice. Very good beer with my lunch.

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