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


on tap

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RATINGS: 886   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (1647) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2013
A thin head on a clear, golden colored body. The aroma is wonderful: grain, barnyard and lemon. The taste is okay with moderate bitterness followed by a metallic note and mild fruit sweetness. The texture is crisp with a little fizz but still moderate carbonation. Slightly above average but enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidtjm (916) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2015
Tap. Pour is clear gold with a thin head, aroma is sweet. Taste is sweet, malty, banana, light bitter finish. Decent

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
szeli (63) - GERMANY - JUL 13, 2015
Kein gutes Kölsch. Das herbste unter den Kölsch, leider geht dabei auch die feine fruchtige Note verloren. Unangenehme Note von DMS.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (2141) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark gold colour with white head, malty aroma with some hops, the taste is light with a dry finish. Better on tap.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
17Beer (113) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 2, 2015
On tap Lufthansa lounge. Aroma of bread and yeast. Pours cloudy gold with a big white head and heavy lacing. Crisp light flavor some fruit. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padron4KM (667) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Piw (401) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - JUN 22, 2015
Frisch gezapft. Klar und golden. Kleine Schaumkrone. Sehr wässrig, wenig aromatisch. Leicht herb im Antrunk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mariuszek (538) - Gdynia, POLAND - JUN 17, 2015
Clear, golden, medium head. Grassy, hoppy, hay aroma, crisp, medium bitter, some malt and grain, very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (4641) - 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!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TH28 (254) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
strap (576) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JUN 12, 2015
Pale yellow. Crisp with a bit of lemon flavor and subtle hops. Goes down fast and smooth

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