Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Gaffel kolsch

"The laws protecting the brewing of kolsch are as strict as the German Purity Law of 1516. Kolsch beer can only be brewed within the city of Cologne. As the best-known kolsch brewery, Gaffel’s flavor is derived from an ale yeast that is "lagered" (or aged) in cold cellars. Gaffel is pale, faintly fruity with a crisp, hop finish."
My first Kolsch.

Pale yellow in colour, light carbonation, small fluffy white head that diminishes soon.    
Its got a very faint aroma of lemon and floral notes from the hops. Its crisp, light, but very little else, not unpleasant or bad - just not very exciting though.

500 mls  4.8% abv  (paid £2.55)


  1. I think Kölsch is one of those beers that really needs to be drunk in the context of its home territory to be properly appreciated.

  2. Unfortuantly unlikely to be realised any time soon! :(