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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 868   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jonb5 (417) - 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.


2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ischas (9) - - APR 21, 2015 does not count
33 cl Flasche. Goldgelbes Bier, weißer, feinporiger Schaum, der eine schöne Gardine im Glas erzeugt. Muffiger Duft, den dieses Bier (vermutlich nach einer Rezeptänderung oder einem Zuliefererwechsel) nun schon einige Jahre hat. Der Geschmack dann leicht malzig und für ein Kölsch recht bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JefVerstraete (1893) - Ghent, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2015
Bottle @ Zum alten Markt, Roetgen. Blond colour, white foam. Malty, dry and bitter hoppy finish, light sweet hints. Light body, easy drinkable. Ok beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer4000 (4926) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 14, 2015
On tap somewhere in Berlin (old rating). Clear, pale golden body with a small white head. Light fruity aroma, feels clean, not much more in the nose. Flavor is light, soft pale malt with a touch of fruit and moderate bitterness. Medium to thin body and weak aftertaste. Not bad, but honestly I don’t find that much difference between this Kölsch and a pale lager.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (338) - SWITZERLAND - APR 10, 2015
Yellow clear color white foam head and very little smell. The taste is fresh with an unmotivated but okay performing carbonation. However this beer has a tart bitterness, that is nicely dosed and separates it from other kölsch.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djoeye (2141) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 5, 2015
On tap. Off white good head, reduces to a layer, on a warm golden beer with strawy tones. Long carpets as lacing. Aroma; caramel malts, herbs, spices, floral hops. Taste; grassy hops, caramel, malts, herbs, spices, fruit peel, note of herbal butterscotch. Body; normal, easy going with soft carbonation, fruity body. Taste moves towards mild finish in fruit peels, clean and with hops.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
back (1548) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 2, 2015
Gylden klar skum hvid lang tæt Malt citrus blomst Bitter moderat sød lidt Vandre livlig @far ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1276) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle. Medium golden color with a medium head. Aroma was bread, slight whiffs of sweetness and nuts. Taste was actually not bad. Grains, slightly bitter, a note of tree fruit in the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LowBrau (99) - Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Pale yellow, thin white head that disappears quickly. Nose is fruity and malty. Very bubbly. Light bodied. The aroma is a delicate mix of fruit, malt, and hops. Taste is light, somewhat bitter and a touch of salt. Crisp and inoffensive.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
BroadestTom (79) - - MAR 13, 2015
Aroma bread, hay, Appearance golden, clear, minimal head, white foam, Taste lightly bitter, light sweetness, Palate light body, thin feel, average carbonation, Overall I would not suggest this beer to a friend

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bjakk (454) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - FEB 27, 2015
From irena Broddis friend. Light yellow clear with white foam that dosnt last. Liverwurst and aroma in the aroma. Malt, sweet, with nice metalic aftertaste. High in carbon.


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