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


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RATINGS: 893   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Pale gold color with a thin white head and plenty of bubbles. Light and crisp with grassy notes make this a very enjoyable kolsch. Reminds me of GI Summertime.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (3167) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2015
Bottle thanks to s_hartshorne, cheers Shane. Light golden beer with large lively head which reduces to a small head. Aroma of cereal grain and a little sweet malt. Taste is a touch herbal, pale malts, some cereal grain and a nicely balanced bitterness. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Milter (416) - Nyborg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2015
Yes, min første Kölsch. Meget lys og klar. Frisk smag, men savner noget fylde. Alt i alt OK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rouhlas (1482) - GREECE - SEP 24, 2015
500ml can. Clear golden color with white to off white head. Malty aroma, grassy, straw, light grainy. Sweet and bitter taste. Light to medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HeadyBottomer (5) - - SEP 2, 2015 does not count
12 oz bottle inside brown paper bag. Color not visible. Aroma is sweet, malt and hops, freshly opened can of tennis balls. Taste is light with notes of grass and hay, and an alfredo finish. Cold when first opened, warmer as time passes. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drmet (430) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2015
-grassy upfront -floral,earthy notes -slightly bready -parfum-y off flavour -slightly sweet with a faint hop note on the back-end Fairly decent Macro Kölsch

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldMrCrow (2198) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle from Total Wine.

Light amber pour, good white head. Typical Kolsch aroma of bread and gentle lemon. The flavor is quite thin at first, and what develops isn’t much good. Very metallic, a bit of skunk, not all that much else going on. It goes down really easy after a couple of hours playing baseball, but the beer is long gone and I still feel like I’ve been sucking on pennies. I’m sure the journey to the US hasn’t improved anything, but this is not a Kolsch I need to repeat at least in the states.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (767) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. This beer pours a pale clear yellow color. The aroma is full of malt and hops and is very pleasing. The flavor is crisp and and has a very nice malt flavor; very refreshing. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer a really good example of a Kolsch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidtjm (968) - 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 (99) - 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 (2228) - 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.

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