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Gaffel Kölsch - Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.

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83
good

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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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-17-2014 14:49:06 | More by dmorgan310
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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-14-2014 23:04:19 | More by csurowiec
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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

05-13-2014 22:38:24 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-11-2014 19:52:24 | More by DoubleMalt
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-10-2014 17:24:15 | More by henryclay_
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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-03-2014 21:55:43 | More by Steve_Trick
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Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -45.4%

05-03-2014 04:10:35 | More by anilc
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MikefromNYC

New York

2.83/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I purchased this beer with higher expectations, possibly because it's "imported German beer brewed under the purity law of 1516", which is similar to the location/standard that Weihenstephaner originates from (although the latter is a completely different style).

A - Pale. Little/no head.

S - Can't really pick anything up. Very very bland....

T - Very bland... regular... NOT special, or flavorful. Aftertaste is bready if you wait about 30sec after a nice sip.

M - Smooth. Easy to drink. Nice for summer/spring weather if you just wanna cool down, or drink something other than water.

O - I can't take a complete dump on this beer simple because it's better than macro's, and it doesn't taste BAD like some failed micros. On the other hand, it has lots of room for improvement. It's not very flavorful, nor does it stand out in any way. A positive way to think about it would be in comparing it with plain ol' unsalted butter. It's got no taste, but when combined with something flavorful (like BBQ, steak, etc) it can go well without stealing from the flavorful components of the combination.

I won't be buying this again, simply because I've got too many other excellent options to spend my hard earned money on.

Lovers of bland tastelessness, look no further.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2014 22:52:45 | More by MikefromNYC
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A: Clear golden with light head and retention.

S: Not a lot going on. Mild hop and malt notes. Clean.

T: Smooth,clean and balanced.

M: Same as the taste.

O: Not my favorite style by any means. Not bad though.

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New York

3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Part of me is more interested in Kolsch as a type of beer than I'm actually interested in drinking it. I think the flavors are generally too subtle for my unrefined taste. Gaffel is the best I've had, but I still struggle to remember how it tastes exactly, even from just a few hours ago. Crisp, light, with a distinct (but soft) sour aftertaste. A decent beer for spring but not something I'll keep coming back for.

Serving type: on-tap

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