Gaffels SonnenHopfen
Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.

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Style:
Kölsch
Ranked #113
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
85
Ranked #28,268
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 12.3%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
20
From:
Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  5
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Reviews by Dentist666:
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Dentist666 from Russian Federation

4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Nov 23, 2016
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jdurey from Korea (South)

3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 22, 2019
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Haybeerman from Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aug 18, 2015
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mactrail from Washington

3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Jul 04, 2018
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carrollmel7 from North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Apr 22, 2017
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speedvagen from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 22, 2016
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safaricook from Netherlands

3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
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

Sep 04, 2016
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Fettpopps from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 10, 2017
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Mercarood from Netherlands

3.27/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A very nice bio IPA from the home of the Reinheitsgebot

Jun 09, 2015
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RickyS from Germany

3.08/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Jul 10, 2015
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jlavely2002 from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
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!

Sep 28, 2016
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drmeto from Germany

3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

L:
-pours a cloudy golden with a medium,foamy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
-hop & yeast particle floaties visible
S:
-doughy,lemon,honey,floral,slight mango,vegetal
T:
-lemon,pineapple,pear,grainy,grassy
-high bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium to high carbonation
-light to medium body
-slight alcohol noticeable
O:
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.

Jan 30, 2018
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Songminx2 from Korea (South)

3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Jun 30, 2015
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meecrob from Germany

5/5  rDev +30.9%
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.

Nov 11, 2016
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igl from Russian Federation

5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Mar 18, 2017
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windowside from Germany

3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 03, 2016
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BlackVeg from Germany

3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Feb 26, 2017
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SebTBL from Canada (QC)

3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aug 22, 2016
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zuun from Korea (South)

3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nov 11, 2016
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Snowcrash000 from Germany

3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy, golden amber coloration with a medium, foamy head and quite a bit of floaters on final pour. Smells of bready, grainy malt and citrus hops, with a good bit of grassiness coming through as well. Taste follows the nose, with a decent balance of bready, grainy malt and citrus hops, grapefruit being most prominent, as well as a good dose of grassiness. Finishes with a medium bitterness and some citrus and grass lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

This is actually a rather nice hoppy Kölsch, coming from an industrial brewery like Gaffel. Nothing spectacular, but nice, hoppy and refreshing, with a nice citrus tang to it.

Jul 25, 2019
Gaffels SonnenHopfen from Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 20 ratings