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Gaffel Kölsch | Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.

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3.67/5
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864 Ratings
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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,264
Reviews:
382
Ratings:
864
pDev:
12.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 864 |  Reviews: 382
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3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jhfinn
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rand_Schoeb
5/5  rDev +36.2%
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 +5.7%
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 -9.5%
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 +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mojo
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of logicalparadox
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MisledTitan
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psweendogg
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of twage04
3.78/5  rDev +3%
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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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.09/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Lelampp
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of JamFuel
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of smithj4
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Dentist666
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden with decent off-white head, good retention.
Smell - grainy, fruity tones, metallic tones, hay, herbal hops.
Taste - lager-like, grainy with moderate bitterness.
Light body, medium to high carbonation.

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Photo of larryi86
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A- A clear golden color with a two finger white head.

S- Mild floral hops, hints of pilsner malts, kind of grassy, hints of bread.

T- Pilsner malts, some bready malts, floral, some spicey/earth bitter hops in the finish.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A decent Kölsch, taste better than the nose.

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Photo of jpd026
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of QueenCityYeastBeast
3.24/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

from 11.2oz bottle

L: better lacing than head, expected golden Kolsch hue
S: slight fruit hint with otherwise expected mild hop aroma
T: bitter, moderate bready taste which is soon overpowered by carbonation
F: light, significant carbonation
O: solid representation of the style, perhaps a slight bit over carbonated and too much bitter to be excellent for my palate

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Photo of woomThomas
2.61/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

The beer is a clear pale yellow when you pour it. The foam is white and comes up pretty fast. The foam have large bubbles and disappear leisurely. The foam leaves little trace in the glass. The aroma is a little malt itself. You will find some herbs, citrus and some honey sweetness. But the public feels a little light in the scents. The flavor is a little bit fruity, and little watering. Some flavor of malt, honey, herbs and some citrus. Light body. Medium-high carbonation who indulge in a while. Slightly dry, watering and earthy.

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

Photo of delta490
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a medium gold, with a thin, persistent disk of lightly creamy white head. It leaves a decent amount of small slightly soapy/slightly sticky head. The aroma is good-very good, with a nice grain sweetness and a hint of earth. The taste is similar but a little less robust. It is medium-light bodied with just a small but persistent stream of carbonation.

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Gaffel Kölsch from Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 864 ratings
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