Gaffel Kölsch | Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.

Gaffel KölschGaffel Kölsch
BA SCORE
50.3%
Liked This Beer
3.67 w/ 857 Ratings
Gaffel KölschGaffel Kölsch
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:
#31,107
Reviews:
380
Ratings:
857
Liked:
431
Avg:
3.67/5
pDev:
12.81%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
122
Trade:
0
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Photo of Ryan011235
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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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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Gaffel Kölsch from Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.
Beer rating: 50.3% out of 100 with 857 ratings
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