Sint Christoffel Bier
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Doppelbock
Breda, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (4065) - 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 (5332) - 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 (12692) - 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 (1889) - 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 (3472) - 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 (371) - 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 (136) - 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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Daanminator (476) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2015
Roodbruine kleur met kleine schuimkraag. Smaak is wat licht bitter en droog. Ben er geen fan van.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mutz (814) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2015
Roodbruine kleur. Ruikt zoetig, mout, vanille, koffie. Smaakt zoetig, maar niet té. Caramel, vaag koffie. Heel goed te drinken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjorsvdg (326) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2015
Dit bokbier is donkerbruin van kleur en heeft een lichte crèmekleurige schuimlaag. De smaak is die van toast en kandijsuiker/karamel met met bosvruchten. Erg geslaagd bokbier.

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