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


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RATINGS: 867   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 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Light yellow colour, light white head. <!-- I -->Odeur<!-- /I --> of banana and grain, corn. Surprisingly thick palate, tart grain with mold.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Clear light orange color with a thin white head. Sweet fruity aroma. Light sweet fruity flavors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (2917) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 3, 2006
Usual Koelsch pour, golden yellow with a nice frothy white head and lots of carbonation. Decent head retention, lots of lacing. The aroma was floral hoppy with some fruitiness. The flavor featured these same two elements at the fore, definite floral and perfumey notes, almost a turn off at first. After a few sips, a bit of honey and apples mixed in to calm down the hot estery fruits and floral aspects. There was even a little hop zing in the finish that caused me to warm up to this. I’d have to try it again to bump it any higher, but it didn’t finish nearly as weakly as it finished. Mouthfeel was light, crisp, but refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FrankJohansen (3603) - Sabro, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2006
Bottle. Golden clear colour with a huge white mostly lasting head. Aroma and taste of hops and malts. good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bunz14 (7) - USA - JUL 10, 2006 does not count
Nice Kolsch. Brillant yellow with fine white head of foam. Refreshing clean with grainy malt flavor and slight bitter dryness. Finishes clean and crisp. Good session beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2006
Pours a pale yellow with white head that fades. It has a faint malty scent. Light body, with light hints of malt with a slight nuttyness. Light hoppy dry finish. Not much distinct, drinkable but not memorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Quinten (1050) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2006
golden color, thin head, fully kolsch with;bread, banana, some sweetness. oily and malty

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JUN 24, 2006
Clear golden body, very large head. Aroma is bread with a hint of fruits. Flavor is the same, very drinkable.

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