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Gaffel Kölsch - Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.

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599 Ratings
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Ratings: 599
Reviews: 323
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 12
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many grateful thanks to Peggy and Denis for this very thoughtful surprise from St. Nick. Bottled dated 03.02.13 and poured into a traditional Kolsch glass! (very flute-like)

(4.25) A: Wonderfully carbonated with a crystal clear golden colour. A very fine and cloud-like foam head rests atop. Retention that lasts and lasts with big patches of foam clinging to the glass.

(3.75) S: Fresh grains, very grassy, floral qualities, sea salt, lemon zest, and faintly belgian-like with a bit of clove and pepper. Overall quite subdued and digging required but what can be detected is agreeable. Tart aroma with a touch of sour.

(3.75) T: Grains and grasses, floral, some clove, faint lemon, and dried apricots. This has shades of a hefeweizen with slight herbal/clove notes. Fairly bitter with a very pleasant long and lingering dryness. Very easy to drink and quite palatable.

(4.0) M: Light bodied with a higher carbonation. Spritzer-like feel with a clean and crisp texture that is very refreshing.

(4.0) D: This is my first introduction to the Kolsch style, and hopefully not my last considering how much I enjoyed this. Grainy and mineral-like with a long and favourable dryness. This would be ideal as an easy-to-drink option year round, but especially in the warmer (patio weather) months.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 02:31:28 | More by Digimaika2
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Gaffel Kölsch from Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.
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