Gaffels SonnenHopfen | Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.

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Average: 3.87 | pDev: 12.4%

Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 19

German Kölsch | 4.70% ABV

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Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.

Notes: Year-round availibility. 
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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 19
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3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rich and flowery aroma, more of the perfumey style. Brewed with Citra-Hopfen from the Yakima Valley, the label informs us. Flavor is bright and citrusy with some pear flavor that is interesting. Some mellow malt with a bit of sharp tang. Quite distinctive, crisp, and refreshing.

Not very bitter at all, but the aromatics are quite nice. Overall this is a flavorful, quaffable brew and unusual in the hop flavors they get from Citra. From the 500 ml bottle purchased at a little store in Cologne. Unfiltered with sediment.

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Photo of drmeto
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

-pours a cloudy golden with a medium,foamy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
-hop & yeast particle floaties visible
-doughy,lemon,honey,floral,slight mango,vegetal
-high bitterniss for the style
-medium to high carbonation
-light to medium body
-slight alcohol noticeable
A really nice Citra-accented Kölsch.Unexpected from an industrial Brewery like Gaffel.
And it does it without turning this Kölsch into an IPA, which is what a lot of "craft" Breweries would do.

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Photo of Dentist666
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours hazy yellow with big white head, excellent retention.
Smell - fresh, citrusy, slightly acidic, dough, floral.
Taste - malty, slightly fruity, apricot.
Light, gentle, well-balanced, excellent kolsch.
I would appreciate more hop character in this beer.

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Photo of meecrob
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Im glad I found this amazing brew at this time of the year because its usually only available at summer times.
Bought few 0.5 litre bottles at my local, german beverage store for 0.95 € per bottle plus 0.08 € deposit/bottle. Poured it into a weizen glass. Love the murky, light golden color in the glass. I can smell the lovely citra hops in my nose. The taste is awesome, I could taste some citrus fruits which I totally love. I highly recommend this brew! I wish it would be available troughout the year.

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Photo of jlavely2002
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this beer at the Gaffel am Dom restaurant (near the big cathedral) in Cologne DE during Octoberfest. It's expensive for a Gaffel (4.5 EUR for the big bottle) but worth the extra coin. While listed here as a Kolsch, I'd place it as between a Kolsch and a hoppy IPA (the name translates to sun-grown hops). I look forward to my next one tomorrow!

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Photo of safaricook
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very pale and slightly murky, coarse bubled head but thick and lasting
Aroma is pale malts, bready, some spicy hops with a grapefruit note
Taste is more grapefruity, yeast and a balance of malts and bitter
Medium body, easy drinking, well integrated fine prickly carbonation
Very tasty Kölsch with some refreshing new world hops addition

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Gaffels SonnenHopfen from Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 19 ratings