Gaffel Kölsch

Drink: Gaffel Kölsch
Source: Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker, Cologne, Germany
ABV: 4.8%
IBUs: Unlisted
Size: 500 mL tallboy
Cost: $2.65

This kolsch ale (a warm, top-fermenting—read ale—beer that is then lagered at low temperatures, and comes from Cologne in Germany) is a hearty golden straw on the pour, with a dense head.

Dried apricot, leather, and medium maltiness on the nose, only a light spiciness from the hops.

Creamy carbonation on the tongue with a hint of orange zest and balanced malt.

A clean, lightly bitter finish akin to Pilsner Urquell (read that review here) with floral afternotes.

A robust brew at a reasonable price.

Hoochsavvy Grade: B+

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