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


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RATINGS: 995   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jonb5 (508) - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
villevav (447) - FINLAND - OCT 16, 2016
[2010-05-11] Vaalean kultainen ja kirkas. Kuiva ja humaloitu. Erittäin miellytttävä janojuoma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kryon (2748) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2016
Pours clear yellow with low white head Aromas crisp, bready, minerals, herbal, slight citrusy, malty Taste has malty notes, crisp bread, herbs, flowery minerals, hints of salt

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BarleyBrain (1) - blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2016 does not count
For the style this beer is great, clean taste and bitter. Wouldn’t go out of my way to buy though

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Blueshawk (392) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2016
- blassgelbe Farbe mit geringer Schaumbildung - minimale Aromen nach Getreide, Malz und Zitrone - minimale Carbonisierung - im Antrunk ist eine schemenhaft erkennbare Malznote vorhanden, was alles etwas erträglich gestaltet - der Körper ist trotzdem völlig wässrig - der Malztouch wird im Abgang dann auch noch herb-süß pappig Fazit: Man muss wohl damit aufgewachsen sein

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (3214) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2016
Can from the LCBO. Clear, bright yellow-gold with a snow white head. Fresh and clean aroma of bread, cut grass, a touch of honey, and classic noble hops. Flavour follows, with light malt and honey sweetness to start, and lively hops coming on quickly for a crisp and moderately bitter finish. I’ve had this in bottles several times before, and it came across as a fairly generic and limp lager, but from a fairly fresh can, it’s a standard bearer for its style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SinH4 (3181) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2016
Bottle (no idea why I’ve never rated it). Clear golden, white head. Aroma is sweet malts, some noble hops. Taste is more sweet malts, some cardboard. Needs to be revisited fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vaiz (4334) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2016
Tap in Berlin. Clear golden pour. Aroma of grainy malts, straw and some sugars. Flavor is nicely bitter, a hint of funk and grainy. Quite decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SeniorZozo (1274) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 20, 2016
At Budapest Green Sheep Bar. Decent, well balanced, low carbonation, small finish. Went well with kebab dish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
liquidbread86 (162) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2016
On tap in Cologne. Less malty and slightly more bitter than other kölsch beers. Not bad, but nothing amazing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FunkyF (926) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2016
Flaska från SB. Ljust gul med smutsvitt skum. Lätt maltig doft med inslag av gräs. Dov i smaken med tydlig beska och inte mycket mer.

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