Gaffel Kölsch | Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.

Gaffel KölschGaffel Kölsch
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Gaffel KölschGaffel Kölsch

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-13-2002

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

Pours a clear straw yellow with a minor head. I drank this fairly chilled.

Smells grainy with some yeast.

Taste is a little like our macros with grain but a better hop character. A small amount of citrus as well. Good slick mouthfeel.

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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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on a hot afternoon at the Keybar in New York City served in a tall glass this beer shows a very clear yellow gold with a modest white head and a few specks of lace. The aroma is classic, somewhat thick, cereal grain with a slight, tasteful yeast. The flavor is bright cereal rice grain with a hint of yeasty corn. It has firm but pleasant carbonation and a crisp, aqueous feel. It is highly drinkable and refreshing, and excellent summer refreshment with a little citrus hop that becomes evident at the finish. Enjoyable but nothing very different. A relable refresher.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy light orange with a 1/2 inch foamy off-white head that quickly fades to an oily film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. The first smell that is honestly overpowering is skunk and this isn't even a green bottle so that is weird. Eventually this fades away and I get some malt/grain, grass/hay, and some light fruity aromas. Taste is much the same (thankfully no skunk flavors) and is fairly sweet. There is a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is pretty easy to drink after the skunk smell fades away.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap:
Gold to deep gold; very clear; head slow to dissipate, but continues until thin layer of small white bubbles grace surface.

Nose is quite strong with bready grains. Light floral notes accent this, along with a decent grassy-hay note.

Decently light opening versus my expectations given smell. Not overly clean opening, and the grassy bitterness grabs my palate early - I don't get to enjoy much of the bread notes early. Biting carbonation hits my whole mouth. When that fades, grass bitterness and a light copper note linger on my tongue.

Warmth seems to mellow the feel a tad. It also quells the opening bitterness slightly in the opening to the point it grows versus pounces. This gives me a chance to taste a light "barley tea" maltiness a little better (it eventually on a slow glass shows a multi-grain bread flavor). Overall still a fairly bitter offering, more than I am used to for the style, but maybe not out of style.

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3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. Pours a straw yellow with a 1/2" foamy white head that remains due to some very active carbonation.

Has a very grassy aroma, with wet straw and barley notes, and mild floral undertones.

Has a clean malt start, with a light floral bouquet. Grassy, with hints of lemon and tea leaves.

Has a crisp start, clean finish with a bit of carbonation that hits the back of the throat. A very mild hop bitterness dries the tongue.

A nice Kolsch, though at $11 a six pack, I can certainly get my Kolsch fix for less.

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Gaffel Kölsch from Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.
Beer rating: 50.3% out of 100 with 859 ratings
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