Sint Christoffel Bier
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Pilsener
Breda, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 658   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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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beerhugger (572) - 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.

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.

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.

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. I’m going to give it the benefit of the doubt, even though I’m pissed off that the only bottle I’m likely to see for quite a long time was no good.

Eyedrinkale (3235) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Came in gift pack with correct footed glassware. Beautiful yellow color with foamy beautiful head. Lacing throughout. Lemony & yeasty throughout. Cant wait to try the Robertus.

Drew (2470) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2003
POP! went the little swing-top bottle, releasing aromas of bread, yeast and fresh cut grass. Poured nearly hazy golden with a short head that lasted for most of the glass, leaving thick clinging lace. Palate is milky thick, short shot of lemon zest at the roof of the mouth, biscuity bread, yeast, some hints of spice. Here comes the big finish - yes, saaz and maybe other hops as well. Assertive and piney, the end is dry with some lingering resins. I've been craving a good pils lately, too bad I haven't found this in a 6 pack!

DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 19, 2003
Finally found this stuff...pours a hazy golden orange with medium white head. Beautiful hop aroma. Spicy pine hop bite, plenty of malt with well balanced sweetness, buttery smooth at times. This is my kind of hoppy beer, the hops don't knock you over with brute force. This is just simply an extremely well made beer, something I wish I could find more regularly. I didn't think I would found I pilsener I enjoy more than Prima, but this might be the one.

jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2003
Nice slightly hazy golden color with a really nice white head. The taste slightly bitter but otherwise very well balanced.

Jeppe (2634) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - DEC 6, 2003
UPDATED: APR 10, 2004 I like this one. Not a very interesting beer but easy, smooth and refreshing. Hazy golden body with a tall foamy head. Mild but pleasant aroma of yeast, wheat, hops and fruit. Bitter hoppy flavor with flower and fruit notes.

AndersR (196) - Århus, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2004 Rerate:Light golden color, large frothing head. Very hoppy aroma and flavour. Slightly bitter finish. This is, i think, the best Blond i have tasted! The dominant hop along with the malty bitterness and lack of sweetness that some blonds have... just -delicious!

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