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


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RATINGS: 848   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JUN 24, 2006
Clear golden body, very large head. Aroma is bread with a hint of fruits. Flavor is the same, very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11217) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2006
12oz bottle-pours a fizzy white head with bright yellow color. Aroma is light malt, light but slight biting hops. Taste is grain, secondary hops, some creaminess, some wood taste. OK carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8229) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2006
Draught at the Gaffel Haus in Koln. Had this along with a 250g vealwurst with potatoes and creamed cabbage. The cabbage was divine but the wurst was not so good. More of a touristy place to eat. The kolsch had a finely foamed white head. Has a crisp and slightly peppery, lightly sharp texture and flavor. More crisp than other Kolsch. Yeasty, raw flavors abound. Slightly grainy, with some celery and vegetable flavors in the finish. Still not exceptional.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Bottled. Beer is a clear light gold with a small, white, frothy, mostly and quickly diminishing head. The aroma is lightly malty with a note of toasted grain; light miscellaneous note of pineapple and green apple. The flavor is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, lightly acidic with a long, lightly bitter, dirty metallic (read, sucking on a quarter) finish. The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is fizzy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6345) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), hint of honey. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Fairly bland but nothing wrong with it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2006
Fabulous sunny yellow (I guess I’ve been drinking too many dark brews lately to find a Beer like this gorgeous), the head was thick, clingy and pearly white. <!-- br -->Lots of grain aromas, with a little lavender, but maybe a touch sulfuric as well. Maybe I should have left it to "breathe" a little. <!-- br -->The light carbonation makes it almost creamy on my palate. For the style, the body has quite a bit of legs to it, but with a dry, refreshing finish. Never had a real gravity-poured Kolsch in Koln, I bet it’s better than this, but this Beer wasn’t bad at all, especially on the patio on a warm Sunday afternoon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Straw in color with a medium white head. Mild sulphur note in the aroma with a clean hint of malt. bitter hops in the finish, thin,unassuming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2006
Clear, attractive golden with a big, frothy white head. Aroma is floral with a little graininess. Flavor has notes of sweet pale malt, grain, a little caramel, zesty lemon-y noble hops and a little grass. Slight metallic edge at the end. Medium bodied with a smooth yet creamy texture - perfect carbonation level. Very crisp, refreshing and drinkable. Some lacing left on the glass, good head retention. A good summer beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2006
12 oz bottle. Very pale goden beer with a thick fine-laced white head. Arom aof pale malt, light bread and nice noble, lightly spicy/lightly grassy hops. Flavour starts out good, clean bready malts, moderate bitterness, some hop flavour and a fairly dry finish. Alas, there is a very distracting metallic note that ruins the overall balance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - APR 24, 2006
Little aroma and the pour is a light golden. The flavor is mild with some slight carbonation to coat the tongue. Best as summer drink when one does not want something heavy.

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