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Sint Christoffel Bier
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Pilsener
Breda, Netherlands

bottled
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RATINGS: 635   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 17, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2007 Bottle 330 ml
Appearance :Fine haze with bright amber color to it , good bright creamy top. Good lacing.
Nose:Sweet malty nose , grainy with light citric hop touch.
Flavour/Palate: Medium bodied with rich juicy malt and bitter green hop finish. Hint of apricot and mango all placed on soft sweet blanket. Alcohol is tertiary and serves as flavour blender with warming feel. Felt slightly empty .With Chrisoffel its hit and miss and 2007 shipment fairs less desirable than previous ones. Previous rating was 16/20 .
2006 Ahhh thatís what I like in those beers, nice fresh aroma. Very natural. Healthy looking golden brew, nice head (hick lace), slightly cloudy. Wow what an intensity and freshness. Dabosk (Paul) is right great beer. It had the bite that matches well refreshing qualities. Neither to creamy nor watery nicely balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2002
Hazy bright yellow appearance, big foamy white head that lasts to the bottom of the glass. Nose is grassy with a firm sweet maltiness, a fruitiness that lends ot apricots and hints of nuts. Body is smooth and malty with a firm dry organic hoppiness in the finish. A top notch pilsner as far as that goes.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
radiomgb (2249) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2002
Golden color, large puffy head, nice hoppy bitterness and sweetness. Long bitter finish. Finally a pils that I can really enjoy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2002
for some reason I remembered this beer as being cloudy, man was I wrong. nice bottle. pours beautiful golden with one of the best heads Iíve ever seen. big, fresh, hoppy, slightly bready aroma. huge herby hops. as the beer warms the malt shows through more to balance it out. excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2007 The Lure:
A lofty foam thrones atop the regal treasure for the duration of the show. Floral hops grow wild amongst the bulging grapefruit and pink peppercorns. Bready yeast and multifarious citrusy spices levitate from the muted yet sagacious grounds. Becomes absolutely hypnotizing when reaching near-room temperature.

The Festivities:
A hoppy epiphany persuades the tongue and palate that it is the berth of all sensory experience. Dry, resinous, piney, wooden hops are seen growing out of the haystack to become future hop sequoias. Spicy, herbal, perfumy hops stick out of a hidden beehive where a smacking yet monastic honey source rests serenely, waiting to be discovered. Eating pears through this most vibrant garden of Eden, and moderately sprinkling yeast on the perfect number of hop buds. Some bottles though are overly yeasty and sweet, and those arenít the Christoffel Blond I love.

Transcendence (this one is for my friend Stephen):
The otherworldly amazement of a monk for his exotic butterfly collection. 4.5/5

This one gets old pretty quickly, the hops nearly disappear and yeast takes over. In this condition, itís not even a 4/5 in my book. When the date isnít notched on the side of the bottle, I donít take any chances.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10210) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Tasted in 2002. Big frothy head. Hops, citrus and cream in the aroma. Flavor has an almost oily hoppiness. Herbal and citric. Medium boedied. One of the best pilseners I know of. 8 4 8 4 16 = 4.0 Tasted in december 2013 brewed at Proef. Bottle, blonde. Grassy hoparoma with a hint of citrus. Grassy hopbitter flavor with a hint of citrus, lingering on in the longish aftertaste, Well made beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2002

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivo (2566) - GERMANY - SEP 18, 2002
Little dusty in the nose but mostly of fresh hops. Hazy gold color and big rocky head. Quick, light malt taste at the start and long bitter finish that seeks the corners of the mouth and stays there for a while. Gritty mouth feel. Thin and dry like a martini. This is the kind of beer I really like – quality stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
YogiBeera (2475) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2003 First Rating: 6;3;7;4;15 = 4 I love it. Nice light sweet hoppy, also flowery aroma. Dusty golden body with a rocky head. Kicks on the roof of the mouth with it's pleasant malty, hoppy flavor. Medium bitter aftertaste. Totally balanced and deserving a high rating.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
skortila (4516) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2002
This beer is like a more spicy pilsener. Better than the average pilsener, however not impressive. relative fast dying head. Bitter taste, some citrus. I donít think I buy this beer again.


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