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Gaffel Kölsch | Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.

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3.67/5
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864 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,218
Reviews:
382
Ratings:
864
pDev:
12.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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28
Gots:
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Ratings: 864 |  Reviews: 382
Photo of Anacross
4.24/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent example of the kolsch beer style and one of my favorites. I was so glad to find it in a six pack at the Class Six store, instead of one overpriced 700 ml. bottle.
Refreshing, light and still tasty. How can they make this magic? Ask those brewers in Cologne, Germany. As for me, I just want to enjoy it! :)

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On draft. Pale golden amber in color. See through in appearance. Lightly toasted malt, bread and grass. Very feint undertones of noble hop earthy bitterness. So good. Light, crisp and delicious.

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Photo of FBarber
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjrider
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fscottkey
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: [3.75] The bottle lists the ABV (4.8%) I could not find a usable date code. Very transparent light straw colored beer. It has about 1/2 finger of white head with medium bubbles.

S: [4.00] Corn, malt sweetness, noble hop spiciness also hints of blueberry (best descriptor I can think of)

T: [4.00] Has that same blueberry vibe. Corn, spicy hops.

M: [3.75] The body is mild and crisp.

O: [3.75] Perfect beer for a dock. It is what Bud wishes it was. Really nice lager with a good balance of malts and hops. The thing I am describing as blueberry is a nice addition. Germans know how to make a lager.

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Photo of Momon
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mribbens
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StJamesGate
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Gold with leggy snow film. 4
Ton of flowers with some cracker and sugar. 4
Clean husk, gentle pear and slight florals leading to tight clean end. 3.75
Snappy, light, round. 3.75

Dull but flawless. Other than IBUs, not much to find here - missing the usual nuance. There are better Kolschs. 3.75

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zekenyce
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JPNesker
3.22/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Reasonable for the style but a bit corny overall

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear pale yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and faint medium golden yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall fizzy foamy white head that reduces to a large patch of mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of grainy malts with a light to moderate aroma of grassy hops.

T: Light to moderate flavors of grainy malts with only the slightest hint of sweetness. Touches of light fruit (apple, pear, white grape) and a light to moderate flavor of grassy hops which imparts a light amount of bitterness which does not linger for too long.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp and clean with a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink and refreshing, would be excellent on a hot summer afternoon. Alcohol is well hidden and this is a pretty good example of the style.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear pale gold with a wispy shortlived head. The aroma is of bready malts, grainyness, fresh mown grass and a light rye spiciness. Light, compact malts mingle with a grassy. herbal hop profile in the taste. Medium bodied with creamy carbonation. Light bitterness and subtle maltiness in the dry finish.

This is a great Kolsch - simple, yet very well balanced and flavorful. Worth a try for sure.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Taste: crispy cracker-like, slight hop, clean finish. Fermented grain nose. Gold, clear, with large foamy head and some lace to taster glass. Medium/lite body.

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Photo of hophugger
3.14/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JTuomi
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of F_riedrich
3.37/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tykechandler
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
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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Photo of BlueSpader
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steverx8
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vitaly91
4.16/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gaffel Kölsch from Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 864 ratings
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