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

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common

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common

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RATINGS: 826   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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2006
Cask @ Gaffel Haus, Köln 06. Clean golden color white head. Very light, a little sweetish, a little yeasty, a little citrus in the aroma and tast.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (31089) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2007
50 cL bottle. Pours pale yellow with a white head. Aroma is dry, slight grassy. Flavour is clean and dry hoppy. Dry finish with a slight fruity note.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2004
A yellow beer with a beutiful white head. The aroma is malty with hints of citrus and slightly sour - a boring aroma. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of citrus and coriander.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Pale golden with a decent, white head. Very refined, crisp and dry body - albeit a bit thin. Sharp and pure, fresh and prickling with a wee touch of fruit. 240901

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2005
Bottled. Yellow colour, white mediumsized bubbly head. Strong hoppy nose. Mainly hoppy flavour with some citric notes. Wellbalanced smooth flavour.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (19333) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2007
Bottled at Silja Line Stockholm-Turku. Clear pale golden, average head. Sweet and fruity with medium body. Grassy and minerally with mellow mouthfeel. Rough and basic.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14387) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2005
Hazy blond color. Quite simple beer, with some light maltiness and a decent bitterness.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
saxo (14035) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2008
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is pale golden. Aroma and taste are fruit, citrus malt and hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13902) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2010
UPDATED: APR 3, 2012 Bottle @ Flensburg. Pours clear pale yellow with a frothy egg white foam. Nose is sweet of svovl, grain and egg-shit or egg fart. Taste is sweet grain and corn. Medium to watery body. Dammn the aroma was plain filth. Re-rate April 2012. Tap @ Gaffel Haus, Cologne. Hay and grass. Smooth. Fine bitterness. Surprisingly good from tap. One of the better Industrial Kolsch’es. 2,3 -3.1

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13619) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2013 500ml bottle. Pale gold with disappearing white head. Nice hop, some lemon citrus. Light, enjoyable, good pale malt and lemony finish. I rather like it. 3.2/5 rerate a bit better, decent hop on finish.


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