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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: 882   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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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mutz (702) - - NOV 30, 2012
Uit een flesje. Lichtblonde kleur, helder. Metalig aroma. smaak van mout, ho en wat metaal.. Niet geweldig


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padron4KM (645) - 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

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Piw (374) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - JUN 22, 2015
Frisch gezapft. Klar und golden. Kleine Schaumkrone. Sehr wässrig, wenig aromatisch. Leicht herb im Antrunk.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mariuszek (489) - Gdynia, POLAND - JUN 17, 2015
Clear, golden, medium head. Grassy, hoppy, hay aroma, crisp, medium bitter, some malt and grain, very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (4463) - 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!

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TH28 (234) - - 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.

2.9
   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

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
20107589 (489) - randers, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2015
pour pale with a frothy headt. light grassy aromas, light bitter taste. average carbonation, thin, crisp.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Armadill0 (300) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (19064) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2015
Draft @ Bierhaus, Malmö. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow color with a smallwwhite head. Has a fruity grainy weak buttery aroma. Fruity malty grainy crisp weak buttery flavor. Has a fruity grainy crisp weak buttery finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pumpmaster (1263) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2015
0.2l draft at Eigel Stein Caffe in Dusseldorf with Birgit 5/6/15. Very good.


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