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


on tap

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RATINGS: 915   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beerbarella (348) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DandyWolfFloyd (851) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Aroma - pils malt and Spalt hops Appearance - clean pale yellow, with good nucleation. With a 2+" white head, settles very slowly. Some foamy lacing. Taste - soft pils malt with fruity crisp hops Palate - body is between light and medium, the texture smooth, the carbonation average, and the finish fruity and crisp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ochniczek (215) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2016
50cl bottle. clear pale light golden colour. small white head with average lacing. aroma of hay, grains and mineral water. low bitterness, moderate carbonation, refreshing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Juggernaut84 (147) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2016
Es gibt ha nur wenige Biere die ich so garnicht mag, das hier ist so eins. Die optik ist nich sehr schön. In der Nase recht frisch und etwas Zitrus. Geschmacklich aber für mich voll daneben der Hopfengeschmack ist einfach ekelhaft. Vielkeicht was für die Schneckenfalle im Garten ;)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nybol (497) - DENMARK - JAN 31, 2016
En fin Kølsch. Den har noter af brød og noter af peber i eftersmagen. En speciel type øl, men rigtig god godt kold.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kto (535) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 29, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2016 0.5l bottle from karstadt in charlottenburg, 0.99€. pours a clear pale yellow with a small white head and a nice lacing. aroma of hay, grains, apple. flavour of lemon, lemon zest, apple skin, pepper, mineral water. nice and crisp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3392) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2016
In the Gaffel am Dom in Cologne on tap gold blond colored body with a white head and a spicy yeast hop aroma a spicy sweet herby hop bitter taste with a bitter finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (3037) - New York, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Quick style ticking lunch. Golden macroish pour. Nose is light minerals and faint hops. Tastes of some hop bitters, minerally, grassy, some yeast, light sweet fruit. Fine crisp palate. Basic brew

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malvrich (159) - durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2015
11.2 oz. Euro bottle with no dating info found. Standard pint glass A: A hard pour yields very little head that dissipates after a minute or two. Clear pale yellow with lively carbonation visible. S: Very light scent of grape and green apple. Not much else. T: Sharp and crisp tasting without much body to speak of. Fruity but not very tart or musty as some others of the style are. Very clean, obviously but lacking in depth. M: Light bodied to the point of being watery. Average carbonation tingle does make it refreshing and slightly interesting. Could finish 6 of these without blinking. O: Nice classic of the Kolsch style. Clean and drinkable with that characteristic fruity dry flavor. Champagne-esque is the highest compliment I can give. Overall no better than several American craft offerings of the same style, and not nearly as good as several others.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (12184) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 28, 2015
Gravicask (Gaffel Brewpub, Cologne) (4:2:4+;2:9=2.1+)
Pale, and the head dissipates quickly. Just a fruity pale lager in the glass. Very drinkable, had a third, but the body is a bit thin compared to the earlier ones with the same dispense. May be an underrate as I’m maybe getting wanna-not-be pale lager fatigue, but may be an overrate as the service here is fantastic, and I’m drinking with a smile on my face.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosbouw (2329) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2015
Heldere gouden kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, kruiden, mout. Smaakt zoetig, fruitig, kruiden. Beetje pilsachtig.

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