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

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RATINGS: 970   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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TaxiDriver (1678) - Stadland, GERMANY - APR 20, 2008
Bottle. Quite hoppy and moderate malty smell. Small foamy-creamy white head, fast disappearing. Clear golden body. Moderate sweet and light bitter, short duration. Light body, dry, lively carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2008
Cask at Zeitgeist @ The Jolly Gardener. Aroma of cream, spice and vanilla. Tasty but lots of minerals and metal distract in the finish. Still nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
smith4498 (3489) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2008
Pours clear light golden color with big white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy and grassy. Flavor is slighyl sweet and fruity with a metallic after taste. Not much complexity, kind of boring. Light body, very thin mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2008 Name: Gaffel Kolsch
Date: 03/19/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC

Appearance: sparkling clear gold, fine white head, streaks of lace,
Aroma: sweet cereal aroma with a lot of corn character and light spicy hops,
Body: decent body,
Flavor: sweet cereal flavor, nice corn sweetness, light balancing bitterness,
-------- /> Name: Gaffel Kolsch
Date: 10/10/2008
Mode: draft
Source: summits woodstock

pretty much follows the bottle with a stronger aroma and richer flavor

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
scanovajr (674) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 2, 2008
Bottled @ Tortula, Sao Paulo. A golden beer with a tall white head. Aroma is malty and grassy, with citric notes. Taste is malty and fruity, mild sweet. Soft mouthfeel. Bitter end. A good Kolsch.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 28, 2008
12oz bottle, purchased relatively fresh from a new beer store. Pours a clear, light yellow color; fluffy, bright white head with excellent retention and medium-bubbled lacing. Crisp, clean aroma: minerals and citrus; a touch of dishsoap. Lively carbonation. Medium mouthfeel: dull citrus, minerals, and a touch of sugar; good presence in the mouth; just a touch boring, with scattered bitterness. Light-to-medium finish: citrus, minerals, and a touch of bread; ends dry.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2008
Medium malty aroma. Average, frothy, white apperance. Fair lacing. Clear, light yellow body. Moderate bitter flavor. Medium palate.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alobar (3434) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2008
Pours a clear yellow with a soapy white head. Poor lacing and aroma-some yeast. Crisp and mildly hoppy as described. Overly carbonated. Not worth the price.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Pours with a very thin, frothy, white head. Body is a fizzy, clear yellow. Head lasts about 1 minite 30 seconds before reverting to just a ring. Slightly fruity smelling lager with grassy hops. Watery and grassy till the end which is a bit metallic. Watery and fizzy mouthfeel. Not bad, but overall quite boring.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EHSRanders (1987) - Tjele, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2008
Bottle. Clear yellow colour with medium creamy white mostly diminishing head. Hoppy aroma. Sweet flavor.


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