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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: 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


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Oakes (12551) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2001
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2003 Christoffel Blond is a hopheads delight. It's just dripping with herbal, piney hop goodness and just enough bready malt flavours to carry the hops through to the lingering bitter finish. From the cloudy, shimmering appearance to the elegant middle to the assertively bitter finale, this is an exercise in style. It's a shame that it is appreciated by so few.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2009 Rerate: 5-12-09.
Long lasting medium beige head slowly collapses to a craggy mountain of foam before finally settling down. The most astounding suspended yeast I’ve ever seen in a beer (similar to Two Hearted Ale but better). A couple years and several bottles later, and I’ve yet to find anything to compete with this in the pilsner category. I find it hard to imagine a better pilsner available in North America. Incredible herbaceous hop character, long aftertaste. Water, barley malt, hops, yeast, you can taste it all in high definition. Full-bodied for the style. This one always reminds me why I love beer in the first place.
9 5 10 5 20 4.9

Orig. rating: 7-22-07.
Medium frothy head on a hazy pale gold beer. Nothing in the aroma stands out either way. Full-bodied pale malts backed up with solid grassy herbal hops. Actually very tasty! Certainly refreshing and supremely balanced. I just wish I didn’t have to go all the way to Toronto to get this.
6 4 9 4 17 4.0

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
outlaw99 (14) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2001
Nice aroma when popping the cork (and afterwards), and great cloudy appearance, with nice dry taste. Excellent brew.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2005 Fresh herbal, grassy, lightly spicy hops with underlying crisp, grainy malt character. Hazy golden body is topped by a generous and foamy white head that recedes slowly but steadily to a lasting cover with some fine lacing. Crisp bitterness with spicy, herbal hop flavour and some light grainy maltiness. Hop flavour and bitterness linger on the tongue. Engaging effervescent mouthfeel and light refreshing body make this a pleasure to drink. Bottle (from Downtown Liquors in Boston).

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Brian (145) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2005
The hoppy, flowery aroma made me think of rose petals oddly enough. Attractive weiss-like appearance and a taste that is out of this world. Complex, flowery, bitter and so much more.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
3Lbeerguy (1) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2011 does not count
surprisingly subtle taste, a real find that may unite lager beer lovers and real ale lovers

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2003
UPDATED: APR 19, 2004 Rerate: A truly great beer - among the greatest ever, I think. Past the butteriness that I and other mention, there goes this tiny little lilting sour hay. This has got hop and malt pouring out. Fantastic. Original: I think joey_c nails it here - this is herbal hop heaven (Saaz and...something else...spicy Hallertau?), but also very buttery, with even piney bitterness. Lovely lovely stuff; full body (although I was expecting even more), excellent handling of the alcohol (when most lagers approach 6% they get stinky, IMO) - delicious and big thanks to radiomgb!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Hazy golden body topped by a large and beautiful off-white fomay head. The bubbles form cells of ever increasing size until finally they breach the top and vanish with a poof and a small collapse of the head. This is the first beer I have ever seen whose head collapses as a step function. The aroma is loaded with herbal hops, light rotting grass, and more. Hops hops and more hops. The flavor is also massive hops. Hugely herbal with light pine. The malt is there but its job is simply to support the hops. Medium bitter throughout. Damn this is a fine brew. One of the best pilseners I have ever had or likely ever will have. I could drink gallons of this stuff.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Quinten (1043) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2005
Greet, nice balance,..Thin straw colour with many tiny yeast particles,. one of the best ligt dubble.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomashanzon (15) - SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2012
Lovely beer, both visually and in taste. Nice luxurious foam with ample height. Nice golden tone which is slightly hazy because its a natural, not filtered quality beer. Multidimensional aroma which gives some lemon tones, bit of hoppines, etc. One of the best beers I have had. Beer brewn with love and care. This is how its supposed to be.


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