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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1016   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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3.9
whartonbrewer (39) - San Franciso, California, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Wonderfully rich, straw color with a robust character. Surprising level of carbonation for an amaerican lager drinker. My first Kolsch so I’m sure I rated this too high!

2.6
Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2009
Golden of color with a white head. An aroma of malt, crispy, dms and hops. A flavor of malt, hops and weak sweets and DMS.

2.5
gmonroe10 (243) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2009
Pours a yellow with a small white head. Aroma is a bit off, cardboardy. Taste is a bit stronger and dryer than others i’ve had, a bit more carbonated as well.

3
KimJohansen (10511) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2008
Clear golden with a large white head. Aroma was sweet and malty with breadish notes. Flavour was sweet with nice malty and caramel notes. Mild hops towards the finish gave it bitterness.

2.9
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2008
HAd this in Switzerland some years ago. My first and only Kölsch. Pale golden with medium white head. MAlty aromas with citric hints. Hoppy flavor with a dry finish. A bit watery but refreshing nevertheless.

3.6
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2008
Draught. One of my favorite styles. Pours a clear yellow, slightly effervescent, with a fluffy white head and nice lacing. Nose is faint, lightly fruity and dry pale malt, light hops. taste is superbly light and crisp - dry, clean malt note with a very light fruity presence, balanced by a dry finish that hints at bitterness. Mouthfeel is dry, crisp and very light. This is a subtle style, but one that I could drink all year long. Fantastic beer fresh.

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 (6576) - 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 (1686) - 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 (2890) - 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.


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