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

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RATINGS: 988   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Pretty decent Kolsch. Yeasty and nutty but bitterness is soft. Lots of taste. Not bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SeniorZozo (1265) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 20, 2016
At Budapest Green Sheep Bar. Decent, well balanced, low carbonation, small finish. Went well with kebab dish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
liquidbread86 (155) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FunkyF (906) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fst0912 (52) - GERMANY - SEP 3, 2016
Angenehm zu trinken, ein typisches Kölsch ohne besondere Eigenschaften, ganz nett

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
YantarCoast (940) - Moscow, RUSSIA - AUG 26, 2016
500ml bottle from Beeratoria in Moscow. Pours clear gold with a bright white head. Aroma is herbal hops, malt. Taste is malty and grassy. Very similar to a pilsner, but good all the same.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarageBrewer80 (386) - SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2016
Flaska från SB. Klar, halmgul färg med liten, vit skumkrona. Doft av ljus karamell, mandelmassa och bröd. Halvsöt kropp. Smak av honung, ljust bröd och ljus karamellmalt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jenznett (105) - GERMANY - AUG 25, 2016
Schön getreidiger Geruch, hellgoldene Farbe. Leichte Bitterkeit. Weicher aber würziger Geschmack.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
60minuteman (1333) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2016
On tap at Newark Airport. Crisp pale flavour. Lemon, malt, corn, water, wheat, bread flavour and aroma. Bitter and sweet with lemon rind and metal. Pretty decent minus the metal.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AleRider78 (670) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2016
500ml can from LCBO. Pours an insane amount of foamy bubbly white head and has a clear straw coloured appearance. Some thick sticky lacing remains. Aromas of grains and wheats, light grassy hops. Flavours are mostly light toasted malts and a bit of breads as well. Some sweet notes and what seems like a buttery finish. A little bit of corn in there also, but fairly subtle and not overwhelming. Lively carbonation. Average retention.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tfredvik (1751) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2016
Crystal clear medium golden body with a white, short-lived head. The moderate aroma is pretty much that of any regular pale lager, maybe with a tad sweeter fruits. Moderate flavour that follows the aroma. Light sweet taste with a moderate to light bitter finish. Light and dry mouthfeel, quite fizzy carbonation. I’ll never understand this style.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 8 months before BB date, from Systembolaget Kungshamn, Sweden]


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