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%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gschrade (1038) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Pours clear gold with a white head. Taste slightly sweet, light, refreshing. I thought this was very good. I would definitely drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RumBoy99 (1) - Bundaberg, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2001 does not count

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mulders (11) - USA - AUG 15, 2010
My favourite of the Kölsch beers, it has a golden and very clear appearance. This is a fine beer that is best served in the traditional small and slender glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SALUD (6) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2012 does not count
Had in a bottle. Good beer to drink with food. Slightly stronger than blue light. Not sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beastwhite315 (28) - - DEC 24, 2014
Very smooth and easy drinking beer. Very much a Kolsch style beer. Sweet fruity and low hop characteristics ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (6341) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2004
Yellow beer with a white head of small bubbles. Crisp and tart with that classic Koelsch style. A beautiful beer style, makes me miss SW Germany.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlexZCologne (9) - GERMANY - NOV 1, 2006 does not count
Good beer. Like nearly all "Kölsch"-beers a litle too thin. Really tasty. The most bitter "Kölsch"- beer avalible. Best in appearance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2006
At the brewpub. Exceptionally clear, light gold in color. Aroma somewhat sweet with spicy undertones and flowery hop aroma, maltiness reminescent of mash. Malty sweet flavor with spicy finish and lingering malt, but clean. Effervescent and lively with a dry finish. Very nice example of a Kolsch

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 13, 2007
1/2 liter bottle. Pours to a beautiful, bright, staw golden color, with a tall, rocky, white head that fades, and a good bit of carbonation. The nose on this beer is excellent, with light, jammy, estery aroma, paired with subtle aromas of pale malt. The palate is round, and clean, with light pale malt flavor, with light touches of estery fruit. This beer finishes with more light pale malt flavors up front, then ends with some light herbal hop bitterness to balance. Fantastic example of kolsch, a beer you can just inhale. Many beer geeks just don’t get the subtle beauty of a good kolsch. This beer is so fresh, clean, and drinkable. The ultimate session brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Beautifully golden with a lasting head. Smells fresh yet old world. Full bodied with excellent carbonation. This is as good as it gets. Round and bitter with fresh flavors and a crisp dryness. The finish is bittered well. It goes down so smooth and quenches my thirst after a long day is the sun.

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