Gaffel Kölsch - Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.
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2.83/5 rDev -22.7%
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.
05-01-2014 22:52:45 | More by MikefromNYC
3.2/5 rDev -12.6%
Purchased at one of the local cigar lounges.
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.
04-25-2014 19:44:07 | More by PvtSnowball
3.33/5 rDev -9%
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.
04-16-2014 04:01:29 | More by AmyfaceNYC
4/5 rDev +9.3%
Pours perfectly. Golden with a white head that falls fast. Exceptional clarity. Nose is malty with a bit of yeast. There's a touch of grass or what I would call wet hay and a subtle white grape fruitiness. Just brilliant! Drinks like a lazy summer evening. Has a moderate carbonation that gives it lightness. It's a touch bitter and the fruitiness is subdued but firm. The malty bearing of this beer is crisp and a true delight in it's simplicity. Bites a little before it finishes dry and with a bit of sweetness to linger a moment.
I love it!
04-02-2014 15:17:57 | More by utopiajane
Gaffel Kölsch from Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.
83 out of 100 based on 610 ratings.