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


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RATINGS: 875   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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (38082) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2006
Cask @ Gaffel Haus, Köln 06. Clean golden color white head. Very light, a little sweetish, a little yeasty, a little citrus in the aroma and tast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2006
Very pale, white head. Soft aroma of yeast, citrus and sweet bread. Fairly dry mouthful, with citrus, flowery hops and some soft nuts. As light as it feels, there is some decent complexity. the finish is delicate and crisp. So easy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DerWeg (1548) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2006
Köln, sipped by the Dom while watching the hour strike 21:00. Total mystery to me why this beer style is a big deal. Acceptable yet over-cooked macro-like beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3236) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2006
Bottle, 12 ounces, 4,8 %, trip to Beers of the World (Rochester) with Dum, Ian and Lubičre, purchased on August 28, 2006; eye: straw with a white head that eventually turns into a ring around the glass, light effervescence, clear; nose: malt, floral hops, citrusy; mouth: in thart order, malt (grain), hint of caramel, floral hops, finale of malt with a hint of hops, mildly bitter, lightly sweet, medium body, thin, quite carbonated; overall: good FRANÇAIS Bouteille, 12 onces, 4,8 %, voyage ŕ Beers of the World Rochester) avec Dum, Ian et Lubičre, acheté le 28 aoűt 2006; oeil : paille avec une mousse blanche qui se transforme peu ŕ peu en un anneau autour du verre, légčre effervescence, claire; nez : malt, houblon floral, citrique; bouche : malt (grain), touche de caramel, houblon floral, finale en malt avec une pointe de houblon, moyennement amčre, légčrement sucrée, corps moyen, texture mince, trčs carbonatée; en résumé : bonne

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocLock (8386) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2006
Bottle from Super Saver. Pale gold pour with 1-finger off-white head. Aroma of grainy malt, lemongrass, slight thiols. Grainy pale malty flavor, with some hopcitrus. Watery palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 30, 2006
Pours light golden and effervescent with a thin white head. Aroma is bready, lightly metallic, slightly cheesey. Taste is lightly malty, crisp, bready, and slightly herbal. Mouthfeel is thin bodied with lively carbonation. Quite nice and very refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - AUG 26, 2006
poured a straw like yellow color with almost no head. it had a nice malty aroma mainly yeast notes but a subtle fruit note. Tste was all malts yeasty malts. A crsip finish and a nice all round smooth drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2006
On tap at My Place, Newtown, CT. Pours a brilliant gold with a frothy white head. Very light fruity aroma. Flavors were more pronounced than the aroma, with a crisp, clean hop finish that was not excessively bitter. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2006
Bottle thanks to HogtownHarry! Thank you for my first Kolsch! Pours sparkling yellow with a short lived white fizz, leaving some lace. Aromas are super grassy/hay, with hops and dough coming through towards the end. Tastes pretty grassy/herbal, with a decent hops bite and bitterness mid way, finishing very sharply. Pretty good actually. I could see myself getting into this for a summer ber. Too bad it isn’t available to me normally. Thank you very much for your generosity Harry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 9, 2006
Clear light gold with a fluffy white head. Solid carbonation. Pretty beer. Sweet, fruity nose, malty, some toffee notes. Flavor is similar to the nose, plus a decnt herbal hop bite.

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