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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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angusdegraosta

New York

3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My first of this style - very easy to like. Go Gaffel! Beeradvocate lists the Kölsch style as obscure, but the taste is anything but. This is not hugely different from Bavarian lagers, with the exception of a slight fruitiness, maybe apple or grape, I can't even say. It's brewed like an ale, then lagered, from what I'm reading. So there are slight differences between Kölsch and lager, which makes it a nice drinking experience. This is the kind of light, dry, grainy malt and hop combination that has me saying, "Hey, I like this. Let me have another." Session material here. Reissdorf is next. If your pour straight down the center, you'll get a good head and nice aroma.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 04:44:37 | More by angusdegraosta
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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.

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Gaffel Kölsch from Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.
83 out of 100 based on 599 ratings.