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

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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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3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (2533) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2013
A thin head on a clear, golden colored body. The aroma is wonderful: grain, barnyard and lemon. The taste is okay with moderate bitterness followed by a metallic note and mild fruit sweetness. The texture is crisp with a little fizz but still moderate carbonation. Slightly above average but enjoyable.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (7695) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2017
Sampled together with Dr; Beer. Blind tasting in black glassware. smell is heavy, thick, banana esthers, wheat, mild bitter notes. Taste is full, sweet, typical german, yeasty, banana esthers, mild bitterness. Wheat, both in mf and taste. Decnet bitterness that cleans up towards the aftertaste. Rather high carbonation. Leaves the pallet rather dry, bit minerally as well as some banana. Def german.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thellgren (1001) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2017
several 0.2 draught @ Gaffel am Dom, Cologne (April 22, 2017). Apperance is as defined by Kölsch Konvention - golden, clear and big head. This is less fruity and more hoppy than the the competitors. Very good for a session beer and quite easy.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Thomas_W1 (755) - Rastatt, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2017
Flasche 0,33l: Golden, glasklar, sehr kräftiger stabiler mittelporiger Schaum; frische, recht trockene Nase, Malz, Getreide, leichte Säure, Hopfennoten, Zitrusnoten, leicht kräutrig, trockene Hefearomen, angenehme trocken-fruchtige Bitterkeit; sehr frischer milder Körper, angenehm trocken, Malz, Getreide, Hopfennoten, leichte Hefearomen, cremig, deutliche Kohlensäure, trockene Zitrusaromen; angenehmer würzig-trockener Nachgang

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caribou43 (950) - Lausanne/Sevilla/Lima, SWITZERLAND - APR 29, 2017
I bought this bottle in one German shop in Paris, Porte Saint-Martin. I drank tonight after a long trip from Italy. This bottle had a limit in june 2017. The body is yellow and gold, thin head, regular balance. The taste is classical, I could say that it is a lager with a better quality. The taste is malty, bready, fruity at the final, metalic side, a bit watery but there is a side of dryness at the beginning, not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cerbier (776) - - APR 26, 2017
0,2l on In der Brauerei. Gelbes Bier mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Malziger Geruch, Schmeckt auch malzig, Süffig.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rickybobby (6) - Spring, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2017 does not count
Another Solid Köslch. Crisp and clean. Enjoyed this one from a 50cl bottle. Good bitterness with a clean hop finish.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlf (541) - DENMARK - APR 22, 2017
From Freistädter; clear and bright golden with big white head; aroma is gentle fruity, malty; taste is malty grainy, gentle fruity, floral and herbal hops, low to medium bitter finish with underlying grainy sweetness; texture is thin and dry with medium to high carbonation

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
efeesse (533) - Praha, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2017
Beer with light color, light body, average carbonized, some foam in the top, (bought a 50cl bottle in ’Buon Appetito’, Köln, DE).

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
commonshawn (1186) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Tap in koln germany with commonmac, samuelito, willyp, and rosskyle. Light gold with white head. Very little aroma. Light grain , some metallic, not much flavor. When in koln...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (6611) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle. Pours a clear light gold body with a nice one inch frothy white head. The nose is mostly pale malt with a light hint of noble hops and a slight metallic note. The flavor is pretty similar, a little on the sweeter side with a slight cereal grain note on the finish. Very light bitterness, and light bready maltiness. Light bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Decent beer, better than many American attempts at the style.


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