Gaffel Kölsch | Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.

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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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Ratings:
852
Reviews:
379
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
12.88%
 
 
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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.97/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

33cl brown bottle, best before mid June 2008, drank on a wet and cold, windy Jan evening in Shropshire.

Poured into a Frankenheim Alt glass, just to annoy it (I don't own any Kolsch glasses). I think I have trouble finding the subtle differences and good points of Kolsch beers. I do however try and be objective in my reviews.

Very light golden yellow with a bubbley head, which soon fades away to leave nowt. The sort of colour a weak pilsner can give, but without the white head that often stays a while.

A straw, newly cut grass mix of smells, some yeast too, but you have to hunt for any aroma.

Dry and boring with a hint of cooking apples just to throw your tastebuds.

The dryness hangs around, but it isn't a plesaent mouthfeel. Watery and yet a metalic feel lingers to make you think it has some body, which it clearly hasn't, not even a nasty one.

This is a throwing beer, get it down as quickly as possible and get something else. I have drank it on tap in Berlin and it was better than the bottle I've just had. This is not a great Kolsch, I have in fact failed to find one that is yet.

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Photo of atr2605
2.97/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-pours transparent yellow with a white head that dies quickly
S- zesty lemon with a grassy/yeasty smell
T-more of the grassy flavor. A touch of the lemon but not much. bitterness in the after taste. but not a hoppy/pleasant bitterness, just bland and bitter
M-light bodied, definitely a session beer
O- Not great. Reminds me of a macro brew. A kolsch shouldn't be loaded with flavor but I still feel like this one is falling short.

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Photo of therica
2.98/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap a year ago while spending a month in Koln. This review is based on a US-market bottle, with a USA flag on the cap. Much less impressive. The Koln-bottled version was great, maybe better than the on-tap that we had at the GaffelHaus. But this export version isn't nearly as impressive.

A= lighter yellow and only a distant cousin to the Gaffel Kölsch I had in Koln. Hardly any head, but what's there for a short time has huge bubbles.

S= reminds me more of some cheap cologne than Kölsch from Koln.

T= somewhat weak, predominantly a tinny metallic taste with some corn evidence. This USA version falls short of even the made-in-USA Kölsch imitations recently surfacing on the market.

M= watery, metallic.

D= too boring to keep my interest; very disappointing.

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Photo of Zet
2.99/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

I was pretty curious about this beer, but i have to admit i'm a little disappointed. It looks fine: sparkly golden with a steady head of foam. The smell however is almost absent. The taste has a nice bitterness going on, but has still too much resemblance to an average euro macro lager for me. It is pretty refreshing though, i'll admit that. Guess Kölsch just isn't my glass of beer.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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Photo of TheDeuce
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gaffel Kolsch….on tap at 10 Downing Restaurant in New York, NY

Appearance-came to me from the bar in an Kolsch style long thin glass. Color of yellow gold sand with a white head, about three fingers at first . Letting it sit the head fizzes out and dies down into the glass.

Smell-light aroma, hard sniffs give me a mix of grain, yeast and lemon mix. Alcohol is hidden as is any sign of malt, certainly light.

Taste/Mouthfeel-Light body, taste is layers of grain mixed with a lemon bite, sweeter than I expected. Nice smoothness and carbonation, hits you in the face with the flavor and then clears out quickly. Finishes very clean. No trace of hop bitterness or malt sweetness throughout

Overall-Refreshing on this hot day, an ok Kolsch, not world class but hits the style notes fine and is a passable version.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Andreji
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hrmph, Kölsches certainly dont do it for me, however gaffel has been marginally above the rest of the genre so far.

Pour is a lager like translucid yellow, a bit darker than normal with a small and quick going white head. The smell, wheaty and hoppy mostly, nothing special either;

The taste is considerably wheaty which adds to the body as a whole, enhancing the beer itself as it combines with a nice balanced bitterness at the end. no other significant things to it.

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Gaffel Kölsch from Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.
3.65 out of 5 based on 852 ratings.
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