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Gaffel Kölsch | Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.

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Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-13-2002

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3.1/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

.2L with a dinner of mushroom schnitzel. Mmmm.

Pour is typical pale, filtered yellow. Nose is spare, slightly sweet.

Gäffel Kölsch is a tame version of the style. Slight malt sweets, distant fruity breeze, grassy. Easy to sip, but a touch bland compared to those I've had in the last fee days.

Give me a Dom Kölsch any day. This beer tasted a touch bland. Decent enough.

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3.37/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The colour is straw yellow, the high head cool white. It sinks slowly leaving lots of lacing.

The smell is is hoppy and dry with a very mild fruity-flowery flavour. Hints of chalk and metal. It is very fresh, but not overly complex. As a Kölsch is supposed to be!

The taste got a light malty sweetness, notable clean bitter flavours, some metal and a touch of baker's yeast. Hints of warming alcohol and a very light caramel note. Light to medium body. The aftertaste got notes of hay and grass, some yeast and a touch of malt/wort. The finish is clean and bitter.

The carbonation is fresh with lots of mid-sized long lived bubbles. The liquid is semi-smooth.

An OK, although not the best one.

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3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 11.2 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on June 25, 2013.

It pours olive-yellow into the Kolsch glass with a tremendous, soft, fluffy white head and bubbly carbonation.

The aroma has German malts all over it with that kind of dialectal thing going on and grains.

The body is light and creamy.

It is quite easy to quaff I will say and brings out a much sweeter flavor than I can pick up on the nose. Grains as well. Clean finish. It is what one would expect from a German Koslch from Germany.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Light golden, clear, with big, frothy head

Aroma: Herbal, honey, citrus

Taste: Nice, juicy start; refreshing, well balanced middle and finish; very drinkable

Remarks: Good session beer

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It comes in a light yellow color.

There is a grassy, honey sweet, and grainy aroma.

The taste actually has a lot of similarities to a pilsner, but not quite. There is a good bitterness, and then a light sweet finish. There's lemon grass, slight citrus ester in there. The bitterness is of grassiness, and then there's a wonderful honey breadiness. That really gives this beer a great "body" for a light beer.

A good representation of the kolsch style, but good and refreshing.

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Gaffel Kölsch from Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 868 ratings
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