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

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RATINGS: 984   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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3.5
   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
YantarCoast (915) - Moscow, RUSSIA - AUG 26, 2016
500ml bottle from Beeratoria in Moscow. Pours clear gold with a bright white head. Aroma is herbal hops, malt. Taste is malty and grassy. Very similar to a pilsner, but good all the same.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarageBrewer80 (371) - SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2016
Flaska från SB. Klar, halmgul färg med liten, vit skumkrona. Doft av ljus karamell, mandelmassa och bröd. Halvsöt kropp. Smak av honung, ljust bröd och ljus karamellmalt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jenznett (93) - GERMANY - AUG 25, 2016
Schön getreidiger Geruch, hellgoldene Farbe. Leichte Bitterkeit. Weicher aber würziger Geschmack.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
60minuteman (1315) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2016
On tap at Newark Airport. Crisp pale flavour. Lemon, malt, corn, water, wheat, bread flavour and aroma. Bitter and sweet with lemon rind and metal. Pretty decent minus the metal.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AleRider78 (638) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2016
500ml can from LCBO. Pours an insane amount of foamy bubbly white head and has a clear straw coloured appearance. Some thick sticky lacing remains. Aromas of grains and wheats, light grassy hops. Flavours are mostly light toasted malts and a bit of breads as well. Some sweet notes and what seems like a buttery finish. A little bit of corn in there also, but fairly subtle and not overwhelming. Lively carbonation. Average retention.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tfredvik (1728) - 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 (290) - 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 (658) - 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.


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