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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 945   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ChainGangGuy (4690) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Appearance: Pours a clear, pale yellow body with a small, short-lived, fizzy white head. Smell: Unpleasant, somewhat distressed aroma of soggy cardboard and grains accentuated by a slight grassiness. Taste: Incredibly light, crackery malt flavor with notes of grass. Medium bitterness. Ugh, that cardboard taste really kicks up near the finish. Metallic aftertaste. Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: Simply atrocious!

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
obguthr (5241) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2007
Moderately strong and shitty hay aroma. Yellow pour with a thickish white head and decent lacing. Watery mouthfeel and flavor of low grade grains, almost skunky too. Delayed and very faint lemon grass finish. I’m not even sure it was there, but I give the benefit of the doubt. This is pretty awful and much worse than expected from an import.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
emerson430 (95) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Pale yellow, snappy nose. I rather liked the soft finish. You really get the impression that the water is mineral free by the smooth mouth feel. A bit over carbonated but a nice summer post-work beer.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2007
The color was pale yellow. The head was foamy, thin, and white. The aroma was lacking. There was a macrobrewed smell. The flavor was slightly corny, metalic, and a little waxy/bitter. The palate was thin and carbonated. The finish was waxy/bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Suttree (5844) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Bright, clear yellow, decent sized head. Faint grainy, peppery aroma. Clean a nd crisp, with toasty, grainy flavors mixed in with some subtle fruity notes. Dryish, peppery finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (10555) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2007
On-tap at Mr. Goodbar. Pale yellow with a thin head, and a bit of lace. Medium plus mouthfeel. Refreshing although not overwhelming, above average carbonation detracts. A tad of fruit and not outstanding in being flavourful or drinkable,

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4548) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Swiped from WBF. Pours a pale translucent gold with a medium frothy white head with a storm of carbonation. The aroma is sweet and grassy with some corn. The flavor is sweet, grassy, no cardboard or basement surprisingly. Just easy to drink. Not a whole lot of character, interesting in its subtlety I suppose.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Funknmilla (730) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Golden pale in color...off-white head, yeasty aroma..clean, creamy, easy on the taste buds...mild citrus...a nice creation..a nice spring/ summer beer easy going...lacing good, but little...citrus peel aftertaste...more grapefruit some orange

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (10499) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2007
300 von fass, beautiful outdoor seating by The Mosel River at Gasthaus Mosellied in Trier. Served chilled. Bright golden body topped by a tiny layer of foam. Tranquil aroma of dry fruits. Hints of citric flavour and noble hops. Pretty soft on the swallow. An additional score for the warm and nice autumn scenery by the river (16.09.2007).

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Bottle. Pours a pale blonde with a thick white head. Smells hoppy with a bit of a malt characteristic, and a nice wheat characteristic included too. Taste is the same, very smooth throughout. Solid, though not spectacular.


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