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Sint Christoffel Bier
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Pilsener
Breda, Netherlands

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 643   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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


4.5
   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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2003 Pleasant herbal smell, somewhat bitter but very smooth with little aftertaste. Fairly strong for a pilsener; comes in a pretty fancy bottle as well.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2003
Fruity, spicy scent. Malt aroma. Light head, light colour. Taste is well balanced, malty and smooth. Hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2005 bottle. hazy golden body with a marvelous white frothy head and sticky white lace. grainy aroma with plenty of floral hops. very good balance. flavourful malts and adequate hopping. lingering bitter finish. I think this is a prime example of the style.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2003
hazy yellow w/ big, fluffy white head. Piney, herbal (lemon grass) nose. Smooth, buttery feel. Lovely bread and butter malt flavour giving way to a whack of hops in the finish. Very nicely structured.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2003
Very fruity aroma. Pours a cloudy golden colour with a thin head. Slight citrus taste with lots of hop bitterness. Christ awful its not.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2003
A nice pilsener. Very hoppy and extremely dry. There is no doubt that this is a good beer. Bready palate and quite bitter notes.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2003
Best till Oct 2003. I found somewhat muted wet earth in the nose with grass clippings. Decent none-the-less. Nice appearance. Cloudy gold with a faint pale yellow head. Citrusy and bitter that drys out the back of your tounge. Hoppy. Worth having again but much fresher next time.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2003
This beer has a yellow body - hue with a bitter initial flavor and a light body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2003
Sweet fruity aroma, not what I'd expect from a pilsener. The aroma really grows on you. Yeah, there's no way this is a pilsener. It's too malty and yeasty and lacks that astringent bitter finish common with most pilseners I've had. Reminds me more of a lightly colored doppelbock. To put it more bluntly, I like this.


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