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

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common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 821   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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1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beerbarella (343) - - MAR 17, 2013
5 litre barrel. Pours clear golden with a small white head, very sparkly. Chemical stink. Tastes fruity sour with a grassy palate.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
renffisch (783) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
0,33 bottle in Basel, decent kölsch, bready in flavour with a grassy Hop finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4742) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of light sweet honey with a touch of grain. It pours a transparent dull gold with a small white head that quickly fades to a soapy film. There is some sporadic dotted lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with with a quick dose of sweet grain. The finish has light-moderate grass/straw with faint mineral notes. It’s light bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, a nice refreshing Kolsch.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (1023) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
Probably the best-known Kölsch and a reference for its style. Stable, snow white head, pale golden blonde colour, clear. Gentle grassy hops and sweetish malts in the nose, taste rather neutral at first, light and soft pale maltiness, ever so slight sourish touch, crisp and clean, ending in a dry, pretty long, herbal hop bitterness. Subtle and near lager-like as any good Kölsch should be.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VincentKabel (195) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2014
Very nice, light, pilsener like beer. It’s very refrehing due to a malty flavour and a slightly hopped finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewfoolery (18) - California, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Poured on the outdoor tables at the Alter Markt. Puppies clear follow with slight white foam head that persists. Mild yeast and Pilsner nose that yields to a slightly sweet palate. Carbonic aftertaste that scrubs the palate.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
UlMa (14) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2014
Der gute alte Klassiker aus der Region. Mild und nett zum massenhaften Verzehr :)

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bork (128) - Rockmart, Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2014
A crisp and refreshing but somewhat flavorless beer. Faint alcohol warmth on the pleasantly bitter finish.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
PriorL (1760) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2014
TAP in Cologne restaurant. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small stable white head. NOSE: lots of malts, grains, little sweet. TASTE: malty, grains, little bitter. Reminds me of a regular pilsener actually

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lukin (446) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
draught. Golden colour, small fizzy head. Grassy and grains, bit of an off-funky aftertaste. Had better kolsch in Cologne than this one.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bursprak (481) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle. Pale yelloy pour with some head. Nose and taste has bread, light lemon and some light malt.


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