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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1019   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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3.3
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Sampled at the Great Decatur Beer Tasting Festival in Georgia on 10/18/08. Yellowish in color. Fruity aroma. Taste was light sweet and fruity. Decent for a lighter style.

3.6
blutt59 (6562) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2008
bottle, color of gold straw with a nice foamy two inch head that leaves spotty lace, flavor is sweet, bay leaf with a clean dry bitter finish

3.6
kassner (1655) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2008
I have had this on tap in Koeln, but this was a bottle. Great Koelsch, with fruits and grapefruit and that drying finish. Carbonation just right. My favorite on tap but pretty good fro m the bottle also.

2.5
heavy (2817) - Split, CROATIA - OCT 30, 2008
0.5 l bottle courtesy of Doggythedog, thanks for sharing! It poured golden body with medium-smaller head. Nothing special in aroma, some undefined industrial hops. Bitter flavor, also somewhat sugar sweet with quite thin body. Bitterish, short and unimpressive finish. I had only one beer of the style before and that was much better, this is just a bit different than fine pale lagers. Not too fruity and without any estery characters, it is not so typical for the style.

2.6
Marko (5597) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 29, 2008
0.5l can brought from Germany by a friend (thanks Alen!), shared with heavy.
Poured a golden body with a relatively big fluffy white head that went away at a medium pace. Quite dusty hoppy nose. Sweet candyish-fruity but a little soapy maltiness with some light dusty hoppiness. One can hardly tell it apart from a (relatively good) pale lager. A very simple Kölsch.

3
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2008
bottle. Light golden, clear with a medium head that recedes. Aroma is grainy with light notes of fruit and bread. Taste is somewhat grainy and dry with light touches of fruity esters, slightly metallic, with a light hop bittering finish. Might have been a bit better fresher.

2.9
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2008
50 cl bottle at home, bought in Germany by my mother. Clear golden color, fine white head. Aroma is fruity and grassy. Flavor is malty, fruity sweetness, some bitterness. Fine, ut could have had more carbonation.

2.9
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Shared this one w/ SkyCop32 and his brother-in-law Blake. Picked up at Toom Getränke in Kaiserslautern. Pours a golden yellow/amber. Aromas of lemon, grains, celery. Flavor is crisp, dry, sweet malt, and a mild hop.

3
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Light gold color with a minimal off-white head. Slight malt and spicy aroma. Above average effervescence and a little dry of the finish.

2
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 12, 2008
Clear gold with tiny head. Ligth aroma of mallt, yeast and fruit. Flavour is sweet with some bitternees in finish.


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