Sint Christoffel Bier
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Pilsener
Breda, Netherlands


on tap

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RATINGS: 665   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ToolHead (266) - Kbenhavn, DENMARK - APR 7, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2005 33 cl bottle w/ swing-top cap; served in Krombacher flute. Hazy golden colour; impressive head. Nice, juicy hop aroma. Full, extremely well-hopped and fresh taste w/ a long, firm finish. Very good drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2004
Golden body, medium head, mild German hops in the nose. Herbal flavor, with some finishing bitterness. Some hints of bready malt. Twice as expensive as Prima Pils, and not as complex or flavorful.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimhilt (2569) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 19, 2004
Pours with a two-finger white head that goes quickly and leaves a good lace. Light cloudy amber color. Good carbonation. Nose is non-existant. Starts sweet and finishes with a late hoppy kick. Light-medium bodied. $10 for a 2-pack of 330s with a glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2004
Hazy, lemon meringue yellow, beautiful head and lace. Aroma dripping with saaz, floral and maybe some earthy hop aromas. Medium-light bodied, excellent pale/pilsner malts, slightly sweet matching and balancing the sharp but scrumpous hops that linger forever. Immensly flavorful for a pils, world class and the only thing approaching is prima IMHO.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
muzzlehatch (4877) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2004
UPDATED: APR 14, 2005 March 04: 33 cl bottle, from the gorgeous gift pack with Robertus (why cant I get this in VT). Cloudy light golden, big soft fragile head, beautiful snowflake lacing in the glass. Very fresh, malty-grassy nose, nothing different really -- just archetypally good. Great flavor balance, with grassy fresh goodness, some light bready maltiness, and a powerful but not overbearing cedary hoppiness to finish; hints of black or raspberry I think as well. This is a very subtle refresher and probably wont blow away the hopmeisters out there; Im glad I have a 2nd one to try, as I wouldnt be surprised to find that Im underrating it. Wonderful. 7/5/8/5/17 4.2

April 2005 miraculously overflowing mellifluous floral honeysuckle freshest cut grass vanilla and subtle caramel in the nose...ending bitterness nearly consumes soft sweetness of the body, smoothness becomes rough....the best, the best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gunny (41) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2004
Straw gold in colour with a delicate, offwhite head. Hops and malt roll around together on a freshly cut field of grass with hops winning out on the nose. First tastes illicit flavours of fresh bread, shortbread biscuit and ripe tree fruit followed by a delightful, balancing bitterness and warming alcohol. A full-bodied treat for the palate. The finish is dry and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2004
Well when I see a beer like this it automatically reminds me of too many of the pale swill that Molbatts foists on us here in Canada. Then a second longer look shows a greater clarity and depth of colour. Also, a wonderful floral, bready, piney, hoppy aroma belies my initial hasty visual appraisal. I'm drawn in to a smooth, slightly sweet turning lingeringly gently bitter pilsener. Really enjoyable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2004
Good solid head which is lasting. Colour is golden and a bit hazy. Taste is on the bitter side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2004
Not sure what was wrong with my bottle because it poured with absolutely no head and was very flat. Although, it tasted excellent. Rich organic hoppy aroma with a nice balanced malt taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2006 Was really looking forward to trying this beer - it was good but not quite as good as I was expecting. Hazy orange colour, good head retention. Looks like it has heaps of flavour. Quite hoppy aroma - started out thinking it was just Hallertau but by the end I thought I smelled something vaguely American. Spicy, perfumy at the start then quite piney as it warmed. Fresh, juicy malt flavour, heaps of spicy hop flavour and a mild bitterness but very long finish. Fullish body and low carbonation which is good. Quite good but not great.
RR: I hope this was a bad bottle and not a change in the brewing process. My Dutch expert housemate said it was still better than VB, but I disagreed. Just tasted like a crap lager, completely lacking hops. Im going to give it the benefit of the doubt, even though Im pissed off that the only bottle Im likely to see for quite a long time was no good.

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