Gaffel Kölsch - Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.
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2.73/5 rDev -25.4%
Undated bottle at 35 degrees into not quite standard Kolsch glass
Aroma – smells like a lager to me
Head average (4 cm), white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to irregular 2 mm layer
Lacing poor – few small islands of small bubbles
Body light yellow, chill haze
Flavor starts slightly sweet but immediately becomes tart; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light, watery, soft carbonation
Appearance 2.75, Aroma 2.5, Flavor 2.75, Palate 3, Overall 2.75. Final weighted score: 2.725
This doesn’t really meet the criteria for a Kolsch – there is no dense lasting head, chill haze is present, hops are not noted in either the aroma or taste. If it was made here, it’d be called an “American Kolsch” and the criteria wouldn’t matter, but since it’s make in Koln, it should. Mediocre at best, possibly slightly skunked.
08-20-2014 22:37:06 | More by Ozzylizard
3.45/5 rDev -5.7%
Bottle drank at Good Luck in Rochester, NY.
Pours a light orange/yellow, with a thin oily head, and a little bit of lacing.
Smells like grass/hay, green apple, and some unfortunately skunky aromas. I don't know how old this bottle is, but it probably isn't the freshest, unfortunately.
The hop flavor is unfortunately a bit muted, some tea and leaf-like hop flavors, some slight grassiness, and a honey-like malt flavor that seems indicative of age. It still does taste good, but I wish this was fresher, or on tap. Still quite crips with a nice bit, but it could be so much more.
Light bodied, very crisp and smooth mouthfeel, keeps it drinkable. Medium amount of carbonation.
Not a bad Kolsch, but probably not the best representation of how the brewer intended it to be.
07-10-2014 15:01:18 | More by GreesyFizeek
Gaffel Kölsch from Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.
83 out of 100 based on 609 ratings.