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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: 875   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.


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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
papat444 (23) - Mercier, Quebec, - JUL 4, 2009
Bought at the SAQ. Golden body with thick foamy white head. Smells of corn, cereal and maybe hops? Flavor is somewhat mild, some earthen taste. Feels lively and fresh. Refreshing but not much going for it in the taste department.


2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Armadill0 (297) - FINLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Yellow, clear. Small white head. Aroma has grain and citrus, very weak. Taste has grain and bitter pine. Mouthfeel is watery. Aftertaste is OK, nothing special.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (18904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2015
Draft @ Bierhaus, Malmö. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow color with a smallwwhite head. Has a fruity grainy weak buttery aroma. Fruity malty grainy crisp weak buttery flavor. Has a fruity grainy crisp weak buttery finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pumpmaster (1252) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2015
0.2l draft at Eigel Stein Caffe in Dusseldorf with Birgit 5/6/15. Very good.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ruigo (1442) - PORTUGAL - MAY 12, 2015
33cl bottle. Clear straw colour with a small white head. Malty and grainy aroma. Average carbonation and light body. Taste is light bitter. Overall, a refreshing beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rustbucket0873 (295) - Krikville, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Pours yellow with light white head. Aroma is grass earth, yeast. Flavor is sweet with grassy notes, more earthy, and somw caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StueyD (1378) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
A mid amber coloured beer with a weak white head. A dusty malt aroma with a light hoppiness. Dry mouthfeel. A dry malty taste, dusty, biscuity, then a sweeter caramel and buttery. This is backed up with a mild sour hop flavour that balances out the flavour in the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2856) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 3, 2015
On tap at GKBF. A deep gold with a sweet grainy malt aroma that has a rough earthy edge to it. Highly carbonated body that makes me burp. The taste is ok, sweet candyish grains, dry lightly bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ischas (24) - - APR 21, 2015
33 cl Flasche. Goldgelbes Bier, weißer, feinporiger Schaum, der eine schöne Gardine im Glas erzeugt. Muffiger Duft, den dieses Bier (vermutlich nach einer Rezeptänderung oder einem Zuliefererwechsel) nun schon einige Jahre hat. Der Geschmack dann leicht malzig und für ein Kölsch recht bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JefVerstraete (1957) - Ghent, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2015
Bottle @ Zum alten Markt, Roetgen. Blond colour, white foam. Malty, dry and bitter hoppy finish, light sweet hints. Light body, easy drinkable. Ok beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer4000 (4981) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 14, 2015
On tap somewhere in Berlin (old rating). Clear, pale golden body with a small white head. Light fruity aroma, feels clean, not much more in the nose. Flavor is light, soft pale malt with a touch of fruit and moderate bitterness. Medium to thin body and weak aftertaste. Not bad, but honestly I don’t find that much difference between this Kölsch and a pale lager.


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