Gaffel Kölsch | Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.

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Gaffel KölschGaffel Kölsch

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.

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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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of liamt07
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the LCBO, 500ml into a pint glass. Best before June 30, 2012.

Golden yellow in typical kolsch form, white head forms and leaves behind a thin layer of retention and a bit of lace. Nose has some grains, cereals, and some moderate hopping - a bit of grass. Gentle sweetness. More sweetness on the palate, with a greater amount of hopping and graininess to contend with it. Lightly vegetal, a bit of corn, some sulphur and a touch of metal in the finish. Light body, medium-high carbonation and an offtaste that's a touch offputting. Easily drinkable however, not a bad kolsch and easily the best at the LCBO right now.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.36/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of clemtig76
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed at the Mill House in Greenwood, SC. 12 OZ brown bottle with no freshess date. Pours a beautiful crystal clear golden straw color with a nice fluffy head that hangs around. Nice sticky lacing too. Crisp, clean aroma of green apples and pale malt. Taste is clean, dry and refreshing with just the right amount of carbonation. Goes down almost too easy. Perfect with the Mill House Titus pizza. Had to have another.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of AMiz602
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Always a good time drinking a Kolsch out of a Stange. It is a clear, pale gold beer that has a little head to add to the relative smoothness of the beer. Not overly carbonated, and a little more dense than a typical pilsner.

It has a creamy, velvety taste that is well-balanced by a very fruity, earthy hops. It finishes dry, and makes you want to take another swig. Smooth, creamy, a bit hoppy, and easily drinkable, about everything you'd want in great Koln beer.

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4.45/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle with no visible date. Pale gold, with steady streams of carbonation. The appearance is very clear, although there are some tiny specks of floating sediment throughout. The nose has a delectable touch of grain sweetness with a light fruit zest. It's very clean and lager-like, making me forget this is an ale. Decent hop note as well.

Clean and crisp, with a bready dryness. There is suprisingly a nice depth of flavor, with a floral touch. The hop bitterness is just right, hanging on to keep me coming back for another sip.

Such an overlooked style here in the U.S. , and this example is a fine one. Drinkable, well-balanced, and just well-made.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Pours a golden color with a finger of head. Aroma is grainy and bready, with sharp hops. The taste is a little sharper at first than I'd like, with sharper grains and hops (akin to a pilsner), but settles into the lingering bready finish I associate with a good Kolsch. The mouthfeel is a little thin, but otherwise nice, and the drinkability is quite good. A solid Kolsch that'll do when I'm craving the style, but not my favourite.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Gaffel Kölsch from Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.
3.66 out of 5 based on 844 ratings.
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