Sint Christoffel Bier
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Doppelbock
Breda, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
After the bankruptcy of the Christoffel brewery in early 2013, brewed at Proef in Lochristi Renamed Bock.

Crosling's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2009
Pros: Well extracted malt aroma, hinting of chocolate, brown sugar and roast. Great color. Finishes well. Nice balance and malt complexity. Lots of taste. A lot to like here.

Cons: Such a beautiful beer, but perhaps a touch sweet and way too thin in the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EugeneStraver (161) - Nootdorp, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2016
HOME 20160703 (33 cl bottle; bbf 07.09.17, by the Proefbrouwerij): A brilliant red-brown coloured bier with a good, perfect brown foam layer. The aroma is from dark cara-malt which give the beer a sweet caramel, malt bitter, somewhat chocolate, cherry and nuts smell. A sweet taste (somewhat to much) of caramel, chocolate, liquor, raisins, cherries and raisins. A malty bitterness in the aftertaste. Also a warm alcoholic feeling. The beer becomes sticky with a light malt bitter dryness which give the beer not the really aftertaste, what you will expect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (6377) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2016
Really nice and warming with some coffee, caramel, sweets and chocolate in the aroma. Oh yeah, beside some nuts. Easy to drink, quaffy and making you just feel good after a long and busy day. To recommend.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gangstergafje (612) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2016
What a lovely beer. It isn’t a Vick beer to me, it is an autumn Bock stout infusion. The looks are quite nice. The color of the beer is a beautiful dark brown, almost black, oat first sight. When seen in adequate light, the beer unveils a beautiful rather reddish amber glow. The beer pours a massive amount of soft almond colored foam. The foam layer is perfect and fils the glass till the top. The bulk of the foam collapses rather quickly, only to leave a tiny drape of foam. The beer itself is very cloudy. The looks are normal for a bock, but this ends when you take a smell. The smell is much more like a stout, so I automatically love it. There is a delicious strong aroma of roasted barley. This bitter aroma is accompanied by a lovely oaky aroma. There are also some licorice and syrup aromas, to blend in a little sweetness. The smell is in real good balance and is quite strong. The roast aroma comes flying towards you. There is also a nice touch of alcohol in it. The smell is dead on stout. It has a delicious toasty and toasty baked barley flavor. This gives a rich bitter flavor to the beer. This bitterness is balanced by a syrup and candy sugar like sweetness, with a touch of fruity hops. The sweetness of the bock and the bitterness of a stout, what a genius combination. The sweetness fils the front of the mouth, whilst the bitterness fils the back. The finish is amazing. It starts with the remainder of the sweetness and slowly becomes more and more bitter and roasty. The beer has nice little gas bubbles. If the bubbles were slightly bigger and stingier, the palate would have been even better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (4329) - BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2016
The new embodiment of this Dutch, bottom-fermented and therefore more or less German-inspired Doppelbock, with different bottle, different label and even slightly different name (spelled Bock instead of Bok now). Thick, ’papery’ lacing, pale greyish beige head, densely structured and stable, over a clear deep burgundy coloured beer with wine red hue. Aroma of caramelized brown sugar, butterscotch, coffee powder, roasted hazelnuts, dried banana, strong ’haemoglobin’ iron, hints of nutmeg, parsley, toasted vegetables, dried porcini, chestnut, cherry candy, old cloth and some dusty dry earth, black pepper. Candied brown sugar sweetness in the onset as well as raisin, banana and fig accents, rounded but well-dosed and not cloying, as it is being balanced by underlying sourishness and a slight mushroom-like umami flavor; softish carbonation, thick but smooth, slick body. Full caramelly and heavily toasted maltiness in the middle, more toastedly bitter than sweet and even a bit coffeeish and roasted in the end, mouth-filling, leading to a full-fledged malty, roasted and toasted bittersweet finish with some earthy, spicy hops made subordinate to the toasted malts; the caramelized or ’burnt’ sugar sweetness persists too (almost a touch candy-ish even) and matches well with this malt bitterness, and a strong, but fortunately not too astringent presence of brown rum-like alcohol is undeniable. Warming Dutch Doppelbock, pleasant enough and definitely one for the malt heads; the toasted bitterness is however much stronger in this one than in your average German style, bottom-fermented Doppelbock, but that makes this beer all the more interesting. Enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (6004) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 7, 2016
330ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Clear brown color. Small size, beige head, disappears. Sweet, caramel, tea leaves, bit fruity in aroma. Coffee, caramel, roasted malts, sweet in taste. Burnt plastic in burps. Sweet malty aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13276) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2015
330ml bottle - thanks courier Stephan!
Lovely rich malty aroma, pleasant, but some slightly medicinal aspects. Rich brown, small persistent head. sweetish full palate. Totally grain oriented, but Tongue-scrapingly bitter finish, but I like that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lore (2039) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 18, 2015
reddish brown colour, 1 inch creamy beige-ish head; aroma of roasted malt, caramel, some coffee, nuts, herbal liqueur notes and some berries; taste is the same; not bad doppelbock at all

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3551) - Weelde, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2015
At my home dark brown colored body with an off white head and a malt hop coffee aroma a spicy malt coffee caramel sweet taste with a bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FrankZappa7 (432) - GERMANY - NOV 27, 2015
27.11.2015-0,33l Flasche. Hellbraun mit grosser, beiger, lang anhaltender Krone. Aroma Nelke, kräuterig, Nelke. Antrunk röstmalzig,alkoholisch. Abgang samtig, alkoholisch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Markth (149) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2015
Ben normaal geen fan van bock maar deze is zeer geslaagd. Redelijk zoet, wat caramel en koffie en een licht frisse nasmaak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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