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

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RATINGS: 979   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fabioanselmo (185) - Vila Velha, - NOV 8, 2012
Cerveja hibrida, aroma pouco frutado, sabor acentuado de lúpulo com retrogosto amargo, porém balanceado. Coloração ouro claro com brilho maravilhoso. Pouca formação de espumas.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tfredvik (1700) - 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]

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Hallstein (483) - Skogn, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2016
0,33 bottle Enjoyed at home. Bought at systembolaget. Beer is crisp and has a good amount of spicy noble hops and a balanced finish. Just what you’d expect really.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nazbion (285) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JUL 22, 2016
On tap at Gaffel am Dom. Clear golden yellow with frothy white head. Light grainy and floral aroma. Taste is light sweet malty. Light body, average carbonation, easy drinking.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikeyo1 (633) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle @ home. Pours a crystal clear yelloq liquid with a medium white head that quickly dissipates. Grainy aroma with bread, herbs and some grass. Taste is small bodied with aberage carbonation. Taste is dry with grains, bread, herbs. Short duration then a crisp, slightly metallic and salty(!) finish with a low balancing bitterness. Lingering grassy notes and some fruit esters.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
lowen77 (21) - Strängnäs, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2016
Dåligt med doft. Hittar inte direkt vad det är för smaker, gräs/jordaktig ton. Väldigt kort i smaken.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ManVsBeer (8286) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle from D Byrne & Co, Clitheroe. Paler golden coloured with an extremely thin head and a small carbonation. Has a light aroma with a lager character, some hops. Feels ordinary but have never been a fan of Kolsch and this one doesn’t change my mind.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (3869) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle. Clear golden liquid with medium white head. Aroma of grain, bread, fruity yeast esters, fatty malt and herbal hops. Taste is very light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of bread, grain and fatty malt. Medium bodied with high carbonation. Pretty nice.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Scrumpy369 (398) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 6, 2016
Bottle at green sheep. Clear strow yellow colour, small white head disappears fast. Nose is dry corn, very similar to corona. Taste as well just a little bit more bitter. Dry mouthfeel. Expected different...

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
woomThomas12 (209) - Falkenberg, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2016
The beer is a clear pale yellow when you pour it. The foam is white and comes up pretty fast. The foam have large bubbles and disappear leisurely. The foam leaves little trace in the glass. The aroma is a little malt itself. You will find some herbs, citrus and some honey sweetness. But the public feels a little light in the scents. The flavor is a little bit fruity, and little watering. Some flavor of malt, honey, herbs and some citrus. Light body. Medium-high carbonation who indulge in a while. Slightly dry, watering and earthy.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (1802) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pale golden with white head. Sweet, grassy, hay. Very light and refreshing.


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