Gaffel Kölsch | Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.
Germany
gaffel.de

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
852
Reviews:
379
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
12.88%
 
 
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28
Gots:
122
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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear pale gold with a wispy shortlived head. The aroma is of bready malts, grainyness, fresh mown grass and a light rye spiciness. Light, compact malts mingle with a grassy. herbal hop profile in the taste. Medium bodied with creamy carbonation. Light bitterness and subtle maltiness in the dry finish.

This is a great Kolsch - simple, yet very well balanced and flavorful. Worth a try for sure.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Taste: crispy cracker-like, slight hop, clean finish. Fermented grain nose. Gold, clear, with large foamy head and some lace to taster glass. Medium/lite body.

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Photo of hophugger
3.14/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JTuomi
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of F_riedrich
3.37/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tykechandler
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My bro-in-law gave me this beer. It poured a clear golden with thin white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent is faint biscuit. The taste is evenly balanced and easy to drink. Not much to the flavor...a watered down version of Becks. The Mouthfeel was lighter in body with subtle carbonation. Overall it's a decent beer certainly worth a try but that's about it.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steverx8
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vitaly91
4.16/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jaisell
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.03/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jhfinn
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rand_Schoeb
5/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A very light and tasty beer best drunk in the summer I'm bier garden in Cologne, Germany. Served in small glasses. Prepare to drink many. Prost.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

While the style lends itself to being sessionable, Gaffel is more so than its counterparts.
Had in a strange, it is just plain pleasant. Not bitter, it is dry in the finish. Great on a Sunday afternoon with a snack.
MJ's 1991 "Guide" gave it 3 of 4 stars.

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Photo of safaricook
3.32/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Not much going on in this one. While the passionate Kölsch drinker might enjoy it, I who is not a fan of the style find it a bit bland. There is not much in the aroma except the grainy pale malts and an ever so subtle hint of grassy hops. The taste is dry and there is a certain bitterness that I don't like too much. Body is medium and the carbonation is prickling. A little watery. Not my beer.

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Photo of Boo-urns
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mojo
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of logicalparadox
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MisledTitan
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psweendogg
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of twage04
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours medium carbonation with little head that disappears quickly. Aroma is muted, but taste is subtle grainyness and fruitiness as typical with the style, although hindered with a little skunkiness maybe. Hops aren't really present but I wouldn't expect much there anyways. Overall not my favorite Kolsch but it's saved a bit by mouth feel

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Gaffel Kölsch from Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.
3.65 out of 5 based on 852 ratings.
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