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

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RATINGS: 984   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   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.


2.9
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
italianjohn (2873) - 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

3.2
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2544) - 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.

2.9
   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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7233) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse, 500 ml bottle. Pours a light, sparkling golden - wispy white head - quickly dissipating. Neutral aroma, very, very faint spiciness. Flavor is very muted. Some buttery notes, a touch of grain and some faint spices - grains of paradise perhaps. Mouthfeel is clean and refreshing. Smooth drinking, just not all that flavorful and bold.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rane (1006) - Nibe, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2008
Bottle. Pale yellow with small white head. Very much carbonation almost like watching a champagne, the bottle goes on and on. Fresh grassy aroma. Taste fresh and a little hopps. A very light beer, but I probably did it wrong by drinking coffee before I had it. Might be a nice choice on a hot summerday.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dutch23mp (313) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2008
bottle brings back memories of sitting at a barstub in Köln years before a superb Kölsch just received a proper glass for this and got a 6 pack golder in color with a good head very well balanced and true to German traditions. My bet would be draft even better. or even better to have one in the beautiful city of Köln

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2008
I have really been enjoying the Kolsch style beers lately and this is a prime example of why. Pours a great pale yellow with little head. Smells of grass, malt and a little hops. Very nice light beer. The perfect lawnmower beer. This would be a good gateway drug.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blipp (8030) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Bottle Pours pale yellow with a white head. Malty aroma with grain, grass, and hops. Light citrus even. Medium body. Flavor is sweet clean malt, grain and a short and light hoppy finish. Not bad, your average, extremely drinkable kolsch.


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