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


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RATINGS: 821   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 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aurelius (4109) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2005
Plain. Very plain. Dry, underhopped, not very crisp. Not much to say. Muted aroma. Girlie beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Pale golden with a decent, white head. Very refined, crisp and dry body - albeit a bit thin. Sharp and pure, fresh and prickling with a wee touch of fruit. 240901

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mds (2205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2005
bottle. pale golden-straw body with lots of carbonation bubbles and a small bready white head and lace. aroma is light grain, grass, and malt sweetness. starts out with toasty grains and mild bitterness. the finish has some malt sweetness. refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
schuimkroaat (413) - Leuven, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2005
33 cl bottle, bbe March 06. Light brass colour, clear, strong sparkling, small head leaving lace. Light hoppy aroma with ethyl acetate (UHU glue ester (solvent)), some grapefruit and a phenolic hint. Refreshing, dry, hoppy and fruity taste with mint in the aftertaste. Medium body, pronounced carbonation, long finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
can8ianben (1315) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2005
I like this one. It reminds me of some kind of lager and wheat beer combo. I’m not sure if I could drink too much of it, it is pretty pale and pretty corny, but there is some nice yeasty presence that really gives it a great refreshing lemon taste when it is cold. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2005
Blonde, apparence claire et filtrée, pratiquement aucune mousse. Arômes possédant les composantes typiques du style sans toutefois n’ętre particuličrement bien exécuté, ou peut-ętre simplement pas trčs fraîche. Grains, céréales, paille sous une touche de houblon floral et légčrement épicé. Étalement court, finale sčche, poudreuse et métallique, carbonatation piquante aux fines bulles. Servi en fűt, Peculier Pub, N.Y., Septembre 2005.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonMoore (1851) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2005
Bottle. Golden colour with a large white head. Light fruity aroma. Clean, crisp and refreshing, lightly fruity with a hoppy finish. Pretty good, like to try it on draught.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2005
Poured gold with a large head, tasted very fresh, more flavor than other kolschs I’ve had. Fruity, My bottle was brought from Germany by my wife(God bless her!) So may be fresher, and handled less than other samples.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2005
(bottle) A fairly standard lager. Not as fizzy as some, but not as flavorful either. Nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - AUG 9, 2005
Draft: poured golden yellow with a big white head. Light fruit aroma with lemons and oranges. Clean flavor with mostly a light lemon flavor. Light corn and yeast. A nice beer.

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