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Sint Christoffel Bier
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Pilsener
Breda, Netherlands

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 639   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Unfiltered bottle.
Ingredients: Water, Barely Malt, Hops, Yeast.
Christoffel Blond is a bottom fermented golden-coloured beer with a full body, a very balanced taste and a beautiful bitterness due to a generous addition of fresh hop during the brewing-process. The aroma is fruity and has a fresh taste with a pleasant, hoppy finish. After the bankruptcy of the Christoffel brewery in early 2013, brewed at Proef in Lochristi


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3077) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 14, 2013
This is a really nice, alcoholic take on the style. I donít know how much I agree with the pilsener designation, as it has some pretty complex herbal and spice notes. Very good though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OllieBBommel (1123) - NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2013
Bottle@tasting (1997), 330ml. Head: some white foam. Colour: clear, yellow. Aroma: hops. Taste: bitter. Palate: medium bitter finish, watery. Overall: ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (2766) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2013
Fra fat pŚ Enka en varm julikveld med Kitty i 2010: enda en av disse fruktige, crispy belgiere som skal prÝves igjen til sommeren - Belgia here we come!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2440) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Pretty good pils with no real adjunt flavors. Light and crisp with the spicy hops I expect out of a pilsener without the off light malts I often get. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3923) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 2, 2013
On draft at propig, charming and malty. A strong malty body, plisnery malts, yeasty

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Xstream (173) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2013 Hazy golden beer with off-white head. Smell is mainly sour & hop. Taste is more interesting. It has a quite bitter hoppy, bready, herbal and spicy flavor profile. Itís the finish thatís making this one special. The hop bitter mellows out quicker then youíd expect when all the flavors seem to balance out better in a medium dry finish with soms citrus fruits as well. Developing back into the bitter hop flavor making the next sip another flavor sensation. Nice beer. Great? Hm ... not sure. Iím a bit fed up with the Saaz / Citra hop bitters many beers seem to favor nowadays.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ShivanDragon (1796) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
troebel gouden met schuimig witte kraag
aroma: koriander, citrus, grapefruit, fruit, gras
smaken: peper, citrus, graan, koriander, redelijk moutig
medium zoet, medium/zwaar bitter, licht zuur, licht/medium body, normale co2.
afdronk: lang bitter en kruidig.
indruk: stevig bier maar ik zal het niet gaan missen!

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dorqui (2110) - Brescia, ITALY - FEB 7, 2013
Bottled 0,33L. Golden bubbly color, discreet head resistance. Intense malty aroma with decided alcoholic notes. Rough and crisp body, pleasant bitter taste with a bitter and little washed out final.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (2356) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2013
Slightly hazy golden yellow with lasting and lacing white foam head. Aroma is light hoppy, mostly barley. Taste is nice bitter, with slight floral notes. Nice aftertate, good beer. (Velp 201301)

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (2589) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2013
Brown swing top bottle of 330 ml, poured into a footed pilsner glass. ABV is 6%. Beer is unfiltered and unpasteurized. First time I see such a pilsner. Yellow colour, very hazy body. Nice two fingers in height, white and soapy head. Good retention. Lots of the Saaz hops on the aroma, some bread maltiness too. Wow, taste is amazing! Is this really a pilsner, I ask again? Just an initial sweetness on the tip of the tongue and then is bitterness and hops all the way! A light apple taste somewhere in the middle. Medium body, average carbonation and a very dry and long finish. What a surprise this was! Definitely worth every penny, will keep it in mind.


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