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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: 642   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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2003
signature pilsener aroma - light hops, slightly grassy, notes of citrus. Quite pleasant. Pours straw yellow, yeast floaties, head is thin. Malts are hard to detect. Excellent hop character results in crisp, clean finish. Pine aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
schepers (32) - Limburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2003
One of the best pilseners I've had! It has a nice bitter aftertaste. Thirst quenching without becoming tasteless.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2003
Grassy and piney aroma from the billowy white cloud of head sitting atop this 33cl sample, thanks to Radek for the bottle! Sugary, rich malts are perfectly matched with dry strawy hops. The hops are big at the finish. Clean taste throughout ( best before 4/04) and perfectly quenching on this 95 degree day!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2003
Goregous saaz-y nose. Big and luscious malt character. Fizzy carbonation tickles the tongue. Awesome. If this is as Josh asserts at 80-90% of its peak, I need to taste it then, because this was great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6373) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 2, 2003
RBSG 2003 - I had very litlle notes on this beer except that I thought it was a interesting take on a pils, good but not great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9967) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2003
RBSG2003 Hazy, straw-colored brew. Small, creamy white head. Lightly malty and floral nose. White pepper and jalapeno included. The taste is mild, light and well-balanced. Very astringent. Light-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, dry finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Hazy light chartreuse. Chunky, meringue-like foam. Elegant aroma of cane sugar, wood, faint spices, phenols, dessert apples, fresh biscuits, wet cotton, matchstick, mint, and pine. Beautiful malt nuances beneath a layer of funky Saaz and subtle tropical fruits. Soft, airy, resinous mouthfeel. Only the slightest bit of crispness. Fascinatingly balanced earthy hop interplay paired with a lovely cane sugar sweetness. Round hops emerge after a coarse touch of earthy, piney hops. Lingering earthy, piney flavors alongside a dab of hay and peach doused, raw bready malts. Wet, herbal, and light salty finish accompanied with spruce notes and luscious pale malts. Not as dry as I expected, but it remains appetizing. This has everything I have ever wanted in a pilsner, and is a stunningly classy, flavorful rendition of an all-to-often misunderstood style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3645) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2003
Bottle conditioned, or unfiltered. Pale gold with faint haze. Good rocky white head and good condition. Muted aromas of malt and hops that have a faintly apple edge and an almost Orval like yeastiness. In the mouth it is madly hop bitter but never gets out of balance, with a spicy pepperiness adding some depth. Finish is long hoppy and chalky.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane (101) - Skævinge, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2003
Almost as good as a Pilsener can get - Has a long-lasting head and a dark yellow color

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2003
Hazy dark yellow colour, nice head. Lovely hoppy and lightly acidic aroma (grapefruit). Wonderful balance between the malty sweetness and the LONG very bitter finish. Considering the style, this is as good as it gets!


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