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


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RATINGS: 984   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - MAY 5, 2008
This is refreshingly different. Slightly spicy hoppiness, with a mild malt background. Pretty clean on the palate, but has aboslutely no finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jalichio999 (502) - BRAZIL - MAY 3, 2008
Garrafa, 330 ml. Coloração amarela com um fantástico creme bege, muito denso e incrivelmente persistente. Evidente lúpulo, num conjunto bem harmônico. Embora amarga, é refrescante, possuindo boa drinkability. Ótima kölsch!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2008
Several glasses at Raleigh Times, Raleigh. Handsome looking pour, crisp carbonation, and a fairly nice body, just the ticket at the end of a warm day. Nice bright hops in the nose and they’re quite sharp in the initial tasting. Some yeast and spice in there, but it tickers out towards the end. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rds (230) - USA - APR 20, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2008 Golden clear with look-before-its-gone small white. Very clean tasting, but lacking in depth. Perhaps I expected too much here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TaxiDriver (1732) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
smith4498 (3507) - 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.

   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,
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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

   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.

   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.

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