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Gaffel Kölsch - Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

673 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 673
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 16
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co. visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-13-2002

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Photo of Dirtyhands
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antc2382
3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A nice example of the style. Still a tiny bit skunky, but still really good.

Photo of GSP
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Sulfur tones competes with the kolsch yeast tones

Photo of confer
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mit
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BJSmit
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of TheHammer
3.21/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Poured with a half finger of head, with high body carbonation that quickly disappeared. Speaking of the body, there's quite a bit of sandy looking particulate floating in it. It's a pale yellow, as is the norm.

Smell: Not very much going on, even with warming. Smells like a weak generic Kolsch, meaning primary straw smell with a peppery undertone. Nothing bad, it's just too absentee for my liking.

Taste: Most Kolsch I've had, the peppery spice note doesn't start the beer, but it does here and then the straw malt with a hint of lemon and ending with another touch of earth and pepper. Very clean.

Mouthfeel: As I said, very clean and crisp. The aftertaste sticks mostly to the malt with only a hint of pepper. The carbonation helps out the start of the beer but doesn't quite pan out near the end.

Drinkability: It's crispness helps to make it refreshing and it's lighter body helps it on that front as well. The carbonation seems to settle down the right amount to give it more interest then a generic lager.

Final Thoughts: At first I didn't think this beer was going to fare too well, but it grew on me. Really this seems to be the measuring stick for Kolsch. Nothing bad, but nothing exceptional. If you haven't had Kolsch before, I'd recommend this one, but it's a bit lackluster for a more dedicated craft enthusiast.

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Gaffel Kölsch from Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.
83 out of 100 based on 673 ratings.