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

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Gaffels Sonnenhopfen wird mit handverlesenem Citra-Hopfen eines Jahrgangs aus dem sonnigen Yakima Valley im Nordwesten der USA eingebraut. Unter Beachtung des Deutschen Reinheitsgebotes haben unsere Braumeister ein außergewöhnliches und vollmundiges Hopfenbier, begleitet von einer erfrischenden dezenten Citra-Note geschaffen.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maracuja05 (565) - Mainz, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2016
10-08-16 / 500ml bottle. Hazy orange colour with moderate white head. Malt aromas paired with citrus hops. Tastes like a Kölsch style Pale Ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MatusBeer (472) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 27, 2016
Tap. Clear golden colour with stable head off. Aroma and taste of malts,grain, light notes of hops,carbonation, light bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (15288) - DENMARK - JUN 1, 2016
Bottle. Hazy yellow with big white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, citrus and grass. Flavour is malt, fruit, little grainy, citrus, starw, hop, little sweet and a little bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (4498) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2016
Slightly hazy warm golden colour, white head. Aroma of malts, light hops. Sweet malty flavour. Bit yeasty finish, malts.
(from draught @ Brauhaus Goldener Pflug, Koeln)

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Chopper925 (444) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2016
Bottle. Slightly hazy, yellow color, small white head. Citrus aroma, a bit dull, an impression of fresh hops. Medium sweet taste, slightly sour, slightly salty, medium to low bitter. Little aftertaste, sweet malt. Fresh carbonation, thin texture.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PintjeFritz (161) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2016
Bottle: two labels, not special and not all information on the labels Not hoppy, not smell, I can taste lemon and at the end it is dry in my mouth (I have a 0.5l bottle with batch best-before date 20.10.16 LC002)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3664) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2016
At Gaffel am Dom in Cologne hazy golden blond colored body with a white head with a spicy citrus and floral hop aroma a spicy herby citrus hops slightly bitter taste with a bitter finish

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
biir (786) - Berlin, - NOV 29, 2015
Als das Sonnenhopfen damals rauskam hab ich mich gleich draufgestürzt und war schwer enttäuscht. Nichts von Citra, stattdessen dumpf-muffig, brotig. Ausgehend von den vielen positiven Kommentaren hier sollte ich ihm vielleicht noch eine Chance geben.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neverleaveopen (247) - GERMANY - NOV 18, 2015
clear light yellow with a fine head. nice aroma of citrus, grass and hints of malt. well-balanced taste. good finish. very nice, new kölsch style.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Turboninja (493) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2015
Bottle@Kahdet Kasvot, Tampere, Finland. Medium aroma with fresh notes of sweet grains citrus and hops. Mild yellow color with small white head and semi-hazy liquid. Light taste with grain some citrus and hint of hops. Medium balanced. Med/narrow taste spectrum and short malty aftertaste. Light body with medium carbonation. Overall very decent kölsch with bit lame hoppy twist. Aroma gave more expectations.


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