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Christoffel Werelds Winterbier

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Formerly brewed at Sint Christoffel Bier
Style: Belgian Ale
Roermond, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Beer of the month November 2005 in the ABT beerbars in Holland. Rob Martens designed this beer, as he was the winner of the beer-tasting championships 2004.


0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
MMR (284) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2012
Not to keen on this beer which I tried at the bokbeer festival in Amsterdam last week. Very bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MPA (782) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle (from the november 2005 RB-tasting at Dixens place - notes have been damaged by flooding of my basement, but this was such an insane tasting for me as I was new to such massive tastings, so I gave up on the detailed notes quite early).

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JRock72 (605) - - NOV 18, 2010
Same big bottle as pictured. Pours big head that fades quickly. Unfiltered. Overall easy drinking, not too much flavour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Metalchopz (2198) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2010
Purchased a long time ago, around Christmas at the LCBO, and comes in a beautiful white ceramic 2 Litres bottle with a swing top. Wow... still good after all that time. Pours a golden-brown colour that is clear at first and gets hazy as you pour more. Great foamy-soapy white head that stays a while and creates patchy and chunky lace. Very nice smelling brew with the usual Pils nose and notes of citrus and hop with a touch of honey. Lovely tiny bubble carbonation with a refreshing winter mouthfeel. Magnificent taste of a pilsner with some nice grain, grassy hops and even hints of coffee in the aftertaste. A very well-balanced brew that I would love to try again... but not sure if they are still making this one (or if it will ever come to Canada again). A nice winter pils with a little punch that is nicely spiced.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2010
Taster at DØE-meeeting, Aarhus Syd, DK. Jar, 170310. Brown with no head. Aroma of fruit and yeast. Flavor is sweet cane sugar with notes of esters. Unpleasant palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pootzboy (1578) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2008
2 liter swing top growler: Decants an unfiltered murky honey gold with a massive rocky head that settles to a 2 finger lacing cap that lasts the drink. Nice nose: caramel, fruits spices and some woody earthiness. Bight fruity spicy character with a wonderful earthiness..dries up in the finish. Not overly complex but like a mellow fruity version of Orval. A welcome winter warmer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammy (8354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2007
Price probably discourages many from trying this one. It is a beutiful ceramic mug, and the ladies can think up some uses for it-planter? The beer itself is light mouthfeel and colour, fizzy carbonation, and drinkable. Some spices to a Eurolager would be one way to describe it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hagisu (42) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2007
I have had this "winter" ale on a few occasions in the past couple of years and each year the flavour is a little different. Its hoppy and pleasant to the palate. The aroma has hints of fruit, the finish is nice and balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomthompson89 (1896) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2007
very nice beer good golden amber colour of coarse unfiltered, good head. sorta fruity nose, with some nice hops, sweet flavour, good bitter dry finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2007
2 Litres jug: Poured a medium amber color ale with a small bubbly head with minimal retention. Aroma of light caramel malt with dry hoppy finish. Taste of semi-sweet caramel malt with light spices mix and some weird dry hoppy finish, which doesn’t, really fits in. Body is somewhat watery with some very low carbonation. I’m glad I tried it but this is a very poor from a usually great brewery.


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