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


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RATINGS: 915   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badbrains (6) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2007 does not count
0.4 L draft at Loreley, in NYC. My first Kolsch, so not much to compare to. No lingering head, crisp grain, a little dry and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2007
12oz bottle pours golden with a fluffy white head that stays briefly. Aromas of crisp grains, and some grassy hops. Flavor is mostly grainy with a slight yeast presence and some nice grassy hops at the finish. Light crisp clean and very refreshing. Not bad at all on a hot summer day!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mike4686 (120) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2007
16.9oz bottle, very light crisp and refreshing beer, nice flavor, good carbonation, hops on the finish, i enjoyed this one very much.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2007
on draft at raleigh times. nothing special here. though im not a kolsch fan reissdorf is a better version

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Tranquillity (1641) - 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 (2703) - 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 (4524) - 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 (586) - 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 (22315) - 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.

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