Gaffel Kölsch | Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.

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3.67/5
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883 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:
#35,555
Reviews:
390
Ratings:
883
pDev:
12.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 883 |  Reviews: 390
Photo of mribbens
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StJamesGate
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Gold with leggy snow film. 4
Ton of flowers with some cracker and sugar. 4
Clean husk, gentle pear and slight florals leading to tight clean end. 3.75
Snappy, light, round. 3.75

Dull but flawless. Other than IBUs, not much to find here - missing the usual nuance. There are better Kolschs. 3.75

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of JPNesker
3.22/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Reasonable for the style but a bit corny overall

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear pale yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and faint medium golden yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall fizzy foamy white head that reduces to a large patch of mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of grainy malts with a light to moderate aroma of grassy hops.

T: Light to moderate flavors of grainy malts with only the slightest hint of sweetness. Touches of light fruit (apple, pear, white grape) and a light to moderate flavor of grassy hops which imparts a light amount of bitterness which does not linger for too long.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp and clean with a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink and refreshing, would be excellent on a hot summer afternoon. Alcohol is well hidden and this is a pretty good example of the style.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
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 -13.4%
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 -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JTuomi
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of F_riedrich
3.37/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of WoodBrew
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
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 +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steverx8
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vitaly91
4.16/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jaisell
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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Gaffel Kölsch from Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 883 ratings