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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 957   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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NallePalle (429) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle, 33 cl. Decent, well balanced, low carbonation, small finish. Went well with kebab dish.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ACHops (1242) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2016
On tap @ Rhein Haus. Pours clear medium golden yellow with thick white head. Aroma is substantial corn nose, light crisp grassy hop notes on the back. Taste is similar - clean light crystal malt up front; dry, earthy, and grassy on the back. Actually fairly flavorful for a Kolsch, though admittedly lacking in depth.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ruramikael (72) - SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2016
resin, grass, barnyard, citrus, amber, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. A disappointment.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mad_Ferret (944) - SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2016
Bottle from SB. Clear pale golden, white medium head. Aroma: Bread, grains and corn with some grassy and floral notes. Maybe some banana and metal as well. Taste is grains, weeds and hints of vegetables. Medium to light body, soft texture. Not very good.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Cuso (7275) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 11, 2016
Botle kindly shared by Gurthnar, many thanks. Pale golden color with medium white head. Aroma and taste, corn, DMS, malt.Bad.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gurthnar (4534) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 11, 2016
Bottle given to me by a colleague. Thanks Miso! Metallic, lightstruck, corny. True gallery of off-flavours. Not my favourite, drinkable though.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
lukka19 (420) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 11, 2016
Bottle shared by Gurthnar. Pale clear color, frothy white head. Aroma of boiled corn, some malt notes, sugar. Same in taste

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MisoW (2953) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 11, 2016
Bottle. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma of malt, corn. Taste is medium bitter, medium sweet, malty, bit corny.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Yves (2778) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2016
Shared with wim at phil’s place. Clear blond colored beer with small white head and only few carbonation. Sweet herby aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is hopped bitter sweet.

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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Senap (562) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2016
Lättsam sommaröl. Jag har svårt att sätta fingret på vad som gör kölsch speciell i förhållande till andra tyska ljusa lageröl.


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