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Gaffel Kölsch | Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.

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3.67/5
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868 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,558
Reviews:
382
Ratings:
868
pDev:
12.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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28
Gots:
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Photo of Cylinsier
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
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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Photo of secondtooth
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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Photo of mikeg67
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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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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Photo of tdm168
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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3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of pale malt, grain, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of a Kolsch. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, grain, hint of hop, and a hint of sweet malt. Overall, very session-able, but still lacking in body as far as blend and complexity.

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3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2oz bottle purchased at Jim’s Homebrew in Spopkane for $2.48. My first German example of the style.

Poured a mostly-clear, golden color with a one inch white foam head that quickly recedded to a foam skiff. Lots of bubbles can be seen hurtling skywards within my glass.

Softly floral hops and mildly bready malts are the main contributors to this beer’s aroma. Doesn’t smell like a flavor bomb, but beers of this style aren't supposed to.

Surprisingly crude, grainy malt flavor. There’s a slight, grassy hop flavor that mitigates things a a little. There’s also a mild, vegetable oil-like flavor. All in all, it tastes like one of the less-offensive macro lagers out there.

Somewhat crisp mouthfeel that is marred by a body that seems a little too thick for the style.

I’m afraid my first German kölsch is not going to become a favorite of mine. Certainly it’s a drinkable beer, but that’s about all you can say about it. It's a short journey from here to a macro lager.

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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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