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


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RATINGS: 884   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jonb5 (429) - Greater London, - FEB 27, 2013
330 bottle poured into Leffe chalice. Golden colour, small head which didn’t hang around long, kept some lacing, clear. Aroma combined Chardonay grape with a really fresh bitter hoppy North German Pils aroma. Tasted Chardonay grape, fruits, had a light sourness. Finsh was bitter. Well carbonated which gave it a coarse edge, body was thick for the fairly light ABV. Had the fell of Pils mixed with Sekt which is what happens in parts of Germany.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (2107) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark gold colour with white head, malty aroma with some hops, the taste is light with a dry finish. Better on tap.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
17Beer (109) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 2, 2015
On tap Lufthansa lounge. Aroma of bread and yeast. Pours cloudy gold with a big white head and heavy lacing. Crisp light flavor some fruit. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padron4KM (652) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2015
12 oz bottle.
Clear golden, rocky white head, spotty lace.
Aroma is grainy, floral hops, and slightly fruity.
Flavor is sweet bready malts, and a mildly bitter hop finish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Piw (377) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - JUN 22, 2015
Frisch gezapft. Klar und golden. Kleine Schaumkrone. Sehr wässrig, wenig aromatisch. Leicht herb im Antrunk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mariuszek (497) - Gdynia, POLAND - JUN 17, 2015
Clear, golden, medium head. Grassy, hoppy, hay aroma, crisp, medium bitter, some malt and grain, very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (4470) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Tap. Pours crystal clear golden, medium clumpy white head, good lacing. Aroma is Bready, a bit of grass and hay, peach. Flavor is quite light sweet, light plus bitter, lots of grassy hops. Clean and fresh. Clearly better in Koln!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TH28 (238) - - JUN 13, 2015
330 ML bottle. No production date. Appearance: pale yellow, crystal clear, with a white foam head. Aroma: A bit papery and stale, some grassiness and light fruitiness. Overall, not pleasant. Sulphur also present v Taste: Stale, papery, grassy. Hint of crackery malt. Moderate bitterness Mouthfeel: Light body with moderate carbonation. Finish: Moderately dry with some lingering bitterness. Overall: Clearly not a fresh kolsch. This will be a drain pour but I would like to try a fresh version for comparison.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
strap (566) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JUN 12, 2015
Pale yellow. Crisp with a bit of lemon flavor and subtle hops. Goes down fast and smooth

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
20107589 (491) - randers, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2015
pour pale with a frothy headt. light grassy aromas, light bitter taste. average carbonation, thin, crisp.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Armadill0 (302) - FINLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Yellow, clear. Small white head. Aroma has grain and citrus, very weak. Taste has grain and bitter pine. Mouthfeel is watery. Aftertaste is OK, nothing special.

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