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

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RATINGS: 1004   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   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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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 14, 2008
Botella. Clear golden with a big nice creamy pure white well lasting head leaving a good lacing. Aroma of corn with bitter tones. Good mouthfeel. The flavour has a pleasant maltiness with corn and a tickeling bitterness. Dry malty mildly bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBiker (1414) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2008
[Bottle from Alexander.] Ok Kölsch, not too sweet and you can enjoy it in the heat not getting bored of it.

2.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joekinty (263) - rockledge, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2008
on tap at tj finleys in long island Very slight aroma sweet and fruity flavor not much hops noticable slight lacing and a nice crisp finish

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2008
Clear yellow beer with a medium head. Grainy aroma,mildly bitter. The flavour is surprisingly clean, malty and biscuity but quite bland.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2008
gold-tinged yellow, slight white head. nose of corny air. flavor is grain, corn, better than i expected, at fgirst, but once the beer starts to warm, a corn-syrup sweetness seems to emerge. light-bodied, dry finish. kind of refreshing.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2008
From a bottle poured a clear golden color with a fair amount of head. Nice refreshing flavor with a quick finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gman1 (2) - , Alabama, USA - JUL 17, 2008 does not count
Perfect summertime brew. Light crisp clean. Smells citrusy and grassy. Had it on tap at Teresa’s in Wayne PA. If you like Kolsch beer, this one is not to be missed.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Strykzone (6941) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2008
On tap at the Rotten Apple. Perhaps it is because I had a glass of this only 10 minutes after drinking a pint of Lagunitas Brown Sugga but I could find almost no flavor to this beer. Even my wife, who has trouble with Bud Light (!) agreed. So my description will go as: clear golden body with no head. Quite thin. Almost no flavor or aroma.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (13147) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2009 12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a light pale golden color with a medium head. Average head retention and lacing. Aroma is grass, corn and faint sawdust. Taste is grassy hops with sweet malts and creamed corn. Medium bodied. Refreshing.

My previous rating was from an old bottle from a decrepit "tavern" in Charlottesville. That score was 5/4/5/3/9/2.6. Those numbers do not factor into the updated score.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (2066) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 30, 2008
Appearance:Pale yellow/golden. Short fizz, then absolutely no head. Aroma: Bit of hops and fruit. Not much. Taste: Mix of malt, fruit and hops. Nice, bitter-ish aftertaste. Bit boring, though. Info: 500ml bottle, 14/11-2006, 109/500


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