Gaffel Kölsch | Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.

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3.67/5
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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

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388
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877
pDev:
12.81%
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3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Random grab out of the cooler, haven't reviewed a ton of Kolsches.

A- Poured into a slender pint glass with a clear golden body. Foamy white head forms to about two fingers and retains well. Eventually no head or ring left and just a few small spots of lace.

S- Light malt grains, white grape skin fruit, straw and yeast bread. Light herbal floral hops.

T- Pretty much follows up on the nose. Quite a bit of fruit flavors with notes of light apples and grapes. Bread, cracker and cereal grain flavors build upon this. Floral, herbal and earthy hops.

MF- Light and creamy/silky body with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a nice clean bitterness.

Not a ton to say about this one. Light drinking beer with a variety of differing flavors.

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4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased at From the Vine.

No bottle date.

Poured into a stein. Crystal clear sunny straw color. Produces a very short but tight bone-white head. A white cap tops the glass throughout the session. Tons of visible rising carbonation. Lacing is intermittent but leaves swaths of clingy foam when it decides to make itself known.

The aroma is slightly bitter and flowery. Has a nutty wheat aroma as well. Grainy.

The flavor is the best part of the beer (though the clarity is a close second). Much softer and more deliciously floral than the aroma. slightly sweet. Again it has a nice fresh continental grain flavor going on.

Crisp is vigorous carbonation. Ryan might even call this one a "frisky critter." Has a residual bitterness that seems to border on too high for the style imo.

Overall a great beer. I still prefer my homebrew Kolsch to this though. ;-)

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gaffel Kölsch
Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.
Style: Kölsch
ABV: 4.80 %

LOOK: Perfectly clear straw yellow with a white frothy foam cap, good retention, and lace down the pint. Active carbonation rising up to the top.

SMELL: Aroma of herbal, grassy noble hop, clean lager yeast and crackery, biscuity malt character.

TASTE: Flavors of biscuit, crusty bread, and a mild but present leafy hop bitterness. Tea like, flowery hop character and a firm malt backing. Still manages to be light and very refreshing.

FEEL: Light bodied, crisp, well carbonated lager beer. Easy to quaff and very agreeable with a clean finish.

OVERALL: Gaffel Kolsch is an excellent light option especially in the summer months. Would pair nicely with a pastrami sandwich and frites or potato salad.

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

tap

Pours a clear gold, effervescent with a white head.

Smells of fresh dry barley malt.

Tastes of lagery barley malts and very mild hop bitterness, plus maybe some corn-like adjunct sweetness, but in a good way.

Light body with tingly carbonation.

A very good German lager, easy going, refreshing and light. Pairs good with meals. Nothing unique or outstanding about it, but just a solid lager.

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

Clean and golden in appearance, with a beautiful white head of large bubbles. Big loopy lace. Nice.

Nose is strong and grainy, with a wonderful toasty lagery aroma.

Taste is crisp and toasty, with a pronounced citrus hops snap at the finish. A light, easy-to-drink, and well-done kolsch that's worth seeking out.

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3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle. Pours pale straw with a long lasting, white head and soda like carbonation. Aroma is mostly of grassy, herbal hops and some pale malt. Body is medium and crisp. Herbal, earthy, spicy, hops, pale malt and light fruit combine on the palate. Finish is bitter with hints of lemon fruit. Light, easy drinking, flavorful brew.

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3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - clear, clean, pale gold; quarter of an inch of very soft, pure-white, cloud-like head; great retention

S - a bit musty, grainy, a little grassy

T - grainy, grassy, straw, faint lemon, mild bitterness in the finish

M - smooth, crisp, heavily carbonated, light bodied

This isn't a bad beer. It smells like a typical European import, but the flavor is on point and to style. It's highly drinkable and smooth. If you're looking for something lighter give this a try.

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3.27/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Samuel Smith pint glass on 4/2/12

Very clear, pale, golden color. A flurry of bubbles facilitates a one thumb, bone-white head. The rising bubbles calm, but keep consistent escape. Head retention is thin, however. Lace is patchy.

Clean aromas of grain and biscuit with an mild layer of yeast dustiness underneath. There is plenty of grassiness and a soft light fruit twinge, namely apple. Very nice and full aromatics.

The beer has a flavor profile similar to that of the nose, but it lacks vibrancy; it tastes such that I wonder if this is an old bottle. Everything tastes fine, but the hops seem hollow and lackluster. Otherwise, the biscuit, toasted grains and mild grassiness make for a pleasant drinker.

Light bodied but far from thin. Carbonation is ample and rolling but not harsh. I'm inclined to call it moderately crisp. Mild residuals linger on the finish.

Aside from my thinking this is an old bottle, I like it rather well. I'd certainly be inclined to give a fresh bottle a shot or two.

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Gaffel Kölsch from Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 877 ratings