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

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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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, - JUL 4, 2009
Bought at the SAQ. Golden body with thick foamy white head. Smells of corn, cereal and maybe hops? Flavor is somewhat mild, some earthen taste. Feels lively and fresh. Refreshing but not much going for it in the taste department.


2.8
einherjar (350) - Rijeka, CROATIA - JUL 25, 2017
Pale golden color medium white head. Smelly aroma. Taste malt, butter, smooth body, fruity notes little bitterness. Sour aftertaste. My first kölsch, intresting beer.

3.2
Drjohnrock (805) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2017
From draft flight at Biermarkt USA on May 20, 2017. Gold hue with good clarity, standard kolsch nose that’s a little light, standard crisp taste. Not the most distinctive kolsch you’ll find but not bad.

2.9
vsyrbu (141) - MOLDOVA - JUL 3, 2017
Lager with a light aroma of herbs and a light taste of fruit, slightly bitter and like spices. Everything is very light and well balanced. There is not that medical aspect like in cheap industrial lagers.

3
dropi6 (418) - POLAND - JUN 27, 2017
Balcklog. Ocena przepisana z Untappd, w ramach uzupełnienia profilu na Ratebeer.

3.5
vincentvega72 (758) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2017
Mooi helder goudgeel bier, fijne witte parelende schuimkraag. Bij dit bier gaat het niet om aroma en afdronk (wat die is er niet). Maar qua (pils)bier is dit toch wel voortreffelijk hoor. Zeer verfrissend, weinig carbonatie, zeer goed doordrinkbaar. Op terras in de zon de ultieme dorstlesser.

1.6
Maracuja05 (1280) - Mainz, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2017
20-05-17 // on tap at Rhein-Stadion Cologne. Clear golden, small white head. Classic watery Kölsch with grainy, straw aroma.

3
MarcoBasile (427) - DENMARK - JUN 4, 2017
Aroma of sweet malt, wheat and slight banana. Pours pale golden with a thick and creamy white head. The taste is bitter and wheaty. Nice amount of subtle citrusy/piney hops. Smooth wheaty mouthfeel, medium to high carbonation.

3.3
kraddel (8145) - 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
thellgren (1062) - 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
Thomas_W1 (841) - 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


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