Richmodis Kolsch
Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.

Richmodis KolschRichmodis Kolsch
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Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.
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3.1 | pDev: 19.35%
Feb 12, 2024
Jun 11, 2016
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

3.69/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear, golden coloration with a medium, fluffy head. Smells of doughy, slightly grainy malt and grassy, slightly herbal hops. Taste follows the nose, with a decent balance of doughy, slightly grainy malt and grassy, slightly herbal hops, as well as hints of fruity esters, with notes of white grape and apple. Finishes with a medium bitterness and some grassy hops and fruity esters lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a light/medium body and medium carbonation.

While this might not be the most typical example of the style, I kinda like it because of that. It's not that "süffig", despite the can label, and kinda grainy and bitter for the style. There's just a hint of that mineral note which I dislike in Kölsch to it as well, but it's not that bad. The typical esters are pretty subdued here, but still noticeable, with the hops not standing out that much either, although that is pretty much in line with the Kölsch flavor profile. Not a great, but not a terrible example of the style either. I found it enjoyable enough.
Feb 12, 2024
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
.5L brown glass bottle purchased from a Rewe market in Koln, Germany in March, 2016.

A: Pours a weak white colour head that dissipates too quickly (within 10 seconds) for me to note its characteristics, leaving no lacing on the sides of the glass in the process. Body colour is a clear yellow, bending into a darker almost coppery hue than any Kolsch I've seen thus far in Koln.

Not a great appearance for a Koln-brewed Kolsch, but passable.

Sm: Has more of a premium lager-redolent cheap malt taste than most Kolschbiere I've had in Koln. Where's the freshness? A kiss of ale yeast as indicated by the muted fruity esters. Lacks the more pronounced hop flavour common to most (good) expressions of the style.

Suggests a thin and weak if not watery brew with shallow depth of flavour. Not quite my tempo...

Aromatic intensity is below average for a Kolsch.

T: Follows the aroma, with a sweet graininess emerging as dominant in the third act. There's no hop presence to balance it, and it almost seems adjuncty (in this case, closer to maize than anything else). Malt backbone is cheap, evoking low quality pilsner malts and barley instead of the usual Munich malt backbone. Imbalanced, with a neutral shallow taste and not much flavour. Every other Kolsch I've had in Koln has tasted fresher, fuller, and frankly better. I'm very unimpressed with this build. Simple and dull.

Mf: Unrefreshing. Smooth, wet, slightly artificial. Too thick on the palate, with a body that creeps away from the conventional light delicate feel towards more of a syrupy medium body. Again, budget premium lagers come to mind. Poorly executed.

O: Unworthy of the Kolsch appellation, Richmodis is a Rewe-specific stab at the style that only earns it epithet on the technicality of happening to be brewed within the region - in this case, apparently, at Gaffel. Underwhelming but drinkable - though not as much so as most beers in the style (German brewed or not). I haven't tried all of the Kolsch beers in the region yet, but this is easily currently in the bottom spot.

High D+ (2.50) / NOT RECOMMENDED
Jun 11, 2016
Richmodis Kolsch from Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.
Beer rating: 3.1 out of 5 with 2 ratings