Gaffel Kölsch - Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.
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Reviews by beerorRIP:
3.68/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
poured from a bottle to a 0.4L Gaffel stange: yields a small, white one finger head that looks somewhat soapy. the head fades very quickly leaving a small ring of suds on the top. the body is a nice golden color, and extremely clear.
there is a somewhat malt smell in there, and a touch of noble hop spice. an underlying ester / fruit smell is also present.
the taste is not thick or full, and a good balance between malt and bitterness. there is a touch of malt sweetness, followed by hop bitterness and taste.
light bodied and plenty of prickling carbonation to move things along.
so easy to drink, just like reissdorf and other beers in this style. easy to drink more than one in a session.
i'd had this and reissdorf head to head both from 5L mini-kegs. if it weren't for the glasses, i'm not sure i could exactly tell the difference between them. they're not exactly the same, but i think i like them about the same.
Serving type: bottle
04-26-2009 02:59:42 | More by beerorRIP
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3.45/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 15:01:18 | More by GreesyFizeek
3.61/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
05/13/13 On tap. Nice and crisp. A touch on the bitter side, but it works well. I'm a stickler for having Kölschs served icy cold and in smaller glasses to maintain their crispness. Otherwise I find myself in a race against the Elements and we all know how that will turn out. Looking for this to be a summer favorite.
Serving type: on-tap
07-05-2014 16:59:03 | More by seedyone
Gaffel Kölsch from Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.
83 out of 100 based on 587 ratings.