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


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RATINGS: 853   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 12/20
eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 3, 2006
Usual Koelsch pour, golden yellow with a nice frothy white head and lots of carbonation. Decent head retention, lots of lacing. The aroma was floral hoppy with some fruitiness. The flavor featured these same two elements at the fore, definite floral and perfumey notes, almost a turn off at first. After a few sips, a bit of honey and apples mixed in to calm down the hot estery fruits and floral aspects. There was even a little hop zing in the finish that caused me to warm up to this. I’d have to try it again to bump it any higher, but it didn’t finish nearly as weakly as it finished. Mouthfeel was light, crisp, but refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FrankJohansen (3603) - Sabro, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2006
Bottle. Golden clear colour with a huge white mostly lasting head. Aroma and taste of hops and malts. good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bunz14 (7) - USA - JUL 10, 2006 does not count
Nice Kolsch. Brillant yellow with fine white head of foam. Refreshing clean with grainy malt flavor and slight bitter dryness. Finishes clean and crisp. Good session beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2006
Pours a pale yellow with white head that fades. It has a faint malty scent. Light body, with light hints of malt with a slight nuttyness. Light hoppy dry finish. Not much distinct, drinkable but not memorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Quinten (1049) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2006
golden color, thin head, fully kolsch with;bread, banana, some sweetness. oily and malty

   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 (11281) - 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 (8293) - 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 (6425) - 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.

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