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Gaffel Kölsch - Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.

Gaffel KölschGaffel Kölsch

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BA SCORE
83
good

556 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 556
Reviews: 319
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.08%


Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co. visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-13-2002)
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Bierfreund

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Pilsner glass, colour was very light straw, very transparent, with 3 fingers of foam which vanished pretty fast into a minimal lacing.

The initial sweet taste gave way to a very slightly bitter aftertaste. It feels lighter than its 4.8% alcohol content. Typical for a Kölsch, actually.
The local population around Köln is even mixing this beverage with Coke as a cocktail in their clubs and Discos.

I enjoyed this fresh Blonde cold after a meal, and it felt quite refreshing despite the low carbonation.

Overall, the taste lacked depth, but on the other hand, it is a Kölsch, and it was never meant to be heavier from the beginning.

Very drinkable, and I imagine this would be a great beer for a hot August night. I will try this again in some time.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2008 03:29:21 | More by Bierfreund
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Gaffel Kölsch from Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.
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