Gaffel Kölsch | Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.

Gaffel KölschGaffel Kölsch
BA SCORE
50.3%
Liked This Beer
3.67 w/ 857 Ratings
Gaffel KölschGaffel Kölsch
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,107
Reviews:
380
Ratings:
857
Liked:
431
Avg:
3.67/5
pDev:
12.81%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
122
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 857 |  Reviews: 380
Photo of damndirtyape
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle poured into a Stange glass. No date.

Appearance: Clear golden yellow. Plenty of bubbles coming up through the beer. Initial white foam died down fairly quickly to leave just a ring at the edge. No persistent lacing - it would slide back down fairly quickly.

Smell: Fruity, dusty, yeasty.

Taste: Nice malt, crisp. Hint of apple and honey. Crisp bitter noble hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Brisk carbonation, nice thickness underneath. Just a little bit sticky on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: Very drinkable. I wish I had a much bigger glass full of this. A nice blend of aroma and taste. I would definitely try this again.

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Photo of Aixois
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of WestonW
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of nico_freespirit
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of slacker79
5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of Riverared
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of TDizzel
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of schoolboy
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think my palate my be skewed right now from other beverages, but this tastes very refreshing. Nothing I have drank for the last few days has been as light or refreshing.

The beer pours light yellow, clear and with very little head (too cold). The aroma is appropriate for the style but a little weaker that the best. The taste is unmistakable and correctly balanced hops and finishing hops. This is kolsch as it should be. The aftertaste is hugely hops.

I will buy this again (even though there is SO much beer to be drank!).

Upon re-review, I stick with my assessment. A great easy drinking beer.

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Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of beerme626
2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of rm9679
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of Roland45s
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Scott_McCool
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of joerebman
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of danipp
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of SonOfKyuss
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of MikalMick
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of LarsBrekken
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of thecheapies
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light gold in color with a well-kept white head. 3.5

Pale malts, dead grass, musty Euro hops, and estery sweetness. Touch of apple. 3.5

Hefty bitterness in this kolsch with pale grains, floral hops, and a dry apple ester following from the ale yeast. Even the alcohol is showing. 3.5

Feels a little watery thin. Carbonation is mild and inviting the flavors. Plus drinkability. 3.5

Nice kolsch. A very light German ale with some loaded flavor. 4.0

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Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of mcsauter82
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of jlindros
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light fizzy head covering that barely covers and fades pretty quickly, over brilliantly clear pale tan slight honey colored beer.

Nose brings light layered malts, decoction like layers, soft pilsner malts with a hint of toasty, light fluffy almost wheat like hay, wet hay, but then also a bit of very light skunk which is weird for a brown bottle, or maybe a light cheap unhappy lager yeast aroma, one of the two hard to tell but off either way, faintest hint of grassy hop.

Taste starts again with soft malts, little toasty light pilsner malts, just a touch fluffy soft layered flavors, with the faintest touch of again slight skunk like but barely. More wet hay, grainy, but smooth. Hops come through a bit more with a grassy floral hop flavor and touch spicy earthy. Bitterness is fairly strong but not too much, light and drinkable. Finish is dry, a bit more of the grassy hops, decent but lighter bitterness, little sweet sticky grainy hay like malts.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, soft, decent carb.

Overall not bad, but not great. It has those tendencies of the good German beers, but seems to be off a bit as well. It tries to go the extra mile but seems to end up at half a mile.

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Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Gaffel Kölsch from Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.
Beer rating: 50.3% out of 100 with 857 ratings
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