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Gaffel Kölsch | Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.

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3.67/5
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868 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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-13-2002

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Ranking:
#32,646
Reviews:
382
Ratings:
868
pDev:
12.81%
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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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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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Single finger white head on a cloudy deep golden body and scattered lacing. Aroma is sweet with pale malts, corn, light herbal hops and hint of honey. Lots of honey in the flavor which is both sweet and musty. Nice pale malts, some biscuit and non descript citrus. Thicker body for the style and moderate carbonation. Body could use more clarity for the style and the aroma is weak but the flavor is actually more full and complex than many in this genre provide.

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Review from 10/2010 notes. Poured into a kolsch glass. Pours a medium yellow amber, minimal head with a bit of lacing. Wheat and light malt aroma. Starts with a clean wheat, but an odd, almost adjunct flavor develops. Light fruit, wheat and corn(?). Slightly astringent finish. Ok, but there are better kolsches out there.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

So, a Kölsch from Cologne, (or Köln), birthplace of the style? Heck yes, I'll buy it!

-Appearance 3.5: Typical lager golden in color, but with many, many more bubbles. I'm talking champagne level of visible bubbles. Small white head that quickly disappeared. The bubbles make it a unique looking beer.

-Smell 4.0: Very nice bouquet. Strong notes of barley and grass and a slight hop aroma. Miles away from your typical lager snifting notes.

-Taste 4.0: Front is very mild grains, middle is very interesting: a subdued yeastiness tempered by very slight barley flavor. Finish is nice: lots of barley and a subtle sweetness. Very refreshing. Aftertaste is where all the hops come out and actually presents a slightly sweet, grappa flavor. It is a pleasant ending.

-Mouthfeel 3.0: Standard lager carbonation.

-Overall 4.0: This is a very nuanced beer. If I did not know that this beer was not brewed with lager yeast, I could not tell you from the taste that it was different than a lager. To me, this beer just tastes like an excellent lager. Taste levels are all balanced and well established at every level. Definitely recommended if you have never had a kölsch, as this is an excellent example of the style.

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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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