Christoffel Robertus - Bierbrouwerij Sint Christoffel B.V
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3.35/5 rDev -8.5%
Served in a Christoffel cervoise.
It's been a little while since the gift set, but I couldn't resist putting another Christoffel beer in its proper vessel. This stuff pours a mostly clear russet topped by a finger or so of wan foam. The nose comprises dry caramel, barley, and a strong twinge of flowers. The taste brings in more of the same, the barley and flowers dominating the proceedings in a jack-cheddar string cheese twist sort of way. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a decent enough dunkel, but just not really my cup o' tea.
10-07-2013 05:47:29 | More by TMoney2591
3.31/5 rDev -9.6%
330ml flip top bottle. Pours a dark cloudy brown with a small quickly fading tan head. Aroma and Taste of dark caramel malt, barley, Belgium yeast, bready, has some raisin and dark dried fruit esters and flavor, some tartness. Palate is a medium body, with mild carbonation lithe some sweet malt and yeast on the tongue. Finish is sweet caramel malt, yeasty and bready with some dried dark fruit and mild bitterness. Overall a good drinking brew.
07-06-2013 17:31:17 | More by Samp01
3.2/5 rDev -12.6%
A - tiny light beige head which feel to nothing. Body is a deep brown with only the slightest red.
S - malt and bread. Just plain earthy.
T - what is this? Sour like green raspberries and less malt and bread. Could be good if I was expecting this.
M - pretty weak. Light on both carbonation and body.
O - Hard to say on this one. Maybe it has gone bad, but the sour has potential in this had I known it was coming.
06-23-2012 13:13:41 | More by RuckusDu
3.85/5 rDev +5.2%
A: The beer is very hazy brown in color with some reddish highlights and has some large visible particles of yeast floating in suspension near the bottom of the glass. It poured with a thin off white head that quickly died down but left wispy lacing on the surface and a thick ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: The smell has aromas of malts, dark fruits, sweetness and yeast.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell; it is quite malty with a bit of sweetness but neither of these flavors seems to be overpowering and are well balanced with notes of dark fruits and yeast. No bitterness is detectable.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit smooth on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really enjoyed this beer because it is very drinkable and tastes like a “light” version of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale that has been aged and has lots of yeast sediment at the bottom of the glass.
02-29-2012 01:53:35 | More by metter98
3.1/5 rDev -15.3%
Poured a cloudy dark brown with a minimal head. No lacing.
Smells of raisin bread with a alcohol note.
The taste is disappointing. Some sweet malt but nothing that matches the deep color of the brew.
Mouth feel is watery and dilute.
Overall, if you see a Christoffel Blond, grab it; if you see this, best leave it alone.
08-27-2011 01:22:47 | More by Hachiman
United Kingdom (Wales)
2.35/5 rDev -35.8%
Poured from a 330ml bottle into a goblet glass.
Pours a murky light brown colour with barely any head.
Smells of barley, reminiscent of animal feed.
Taste matches the scent, malted barley and nothing else really except a bit of alcohol.
Overall an unimpressive beer. Too focused on malts to be pleasant to drink.
07-16-2011 11:43:17 | More by CwrwAmByth
3.93/5 rDev +7.4%
Bottle at In de Wildeman in Amsterdam. From notes.
A - Poured a cloudy, dark brown with a one finger head that looked beige. Minimal visible carbonation and a film of retention with a ring of head.
S - Great maltiness. Fruity, sweetness, and a bit of sugar.
T - Seemed a bit more like a bock. Nice fruity malt. Some dates and red grape there too.
M - Mild carbonation, medium body, and a sweet finish. Weak carbonation for a lager IMO.
O/D - Nice strong-ish dark lager. Quite tasty and refreshing while being complex. Sweet and interesting.
05-16-2011 19:12:09 | More by tbeckett
2.98/5 rDev -18.6%
Poured from flip top bottle into 0.3l Jever flute.
Pours a hazy brown color that is slightly gray ? Head is pretty but not big, barely 2mm thick with low retention.
Fresh malt and citrus nose with slight hay. Initial very acidic whiffs.
Taste: This beer is very heavily malted and seems to have lot attenuation. Hops are barely noticeable. Instead, the beer is balanced by acidity, much like a big wine. Acid profile dominated by malic acid, i.e. apple crispness. Quite unusual beer.
Mouthfeel is viscuous and a bit sour.
Drinkability is low due to unusual character and heavy maltiness.
Overall an interesting experimental beer but does not seem like a great embodiment of a classical style.
03-27-2011 06:52:13 | More by atlason
United Kingdom (England)
4.45/5 rDev +21.6%
Brown flip-top bottle, best before June 2011, drank and reviewed 7 Jan 2011.
Poured into a Duvel glass.
The body was a murky red/brown colour, more red than brown. The tan/cream coloured head was impressive for 20 seconds, it then began to fade away to leave a collar and some wisps within a minute, what a pity, my only fault.
Molasses and toffee apples were the smells I got, along with a mini-sourness, like cooking apples boiled without sugar.
The toffee and malty molasses dominate the taste, semi-sweet with a morsel citrus/hop bitterness in the background.
The bite was good, well carbonated without being at all gaseous or fizzy. The best beer of this type I've had so far. That includes Andechser Dunkel.
Impressed from start to finish (apart from the head fade).
01-07-2011 21:35:46 | More by BlackHaddock
3.48/5 rDev -4.9%
The website clearly calls this a bottom-fermenting Munich lager. It is most certainly not a dubbel. However, you'd not be far off calling it a bock.
A: Pours dark brown with a large fluffy tan head that leaves nice lacing.
S: Roasted malt, raisins, and prunes.
T: The front and center are pure malt. Towards the finish, there's a hint of the raisin and prune overtones, which carry over to the aftertaste. Very late on the aftertaste, there's an astringent quality.
M: For all the malt and carbonation, this one's surprisingly watery.
D: Not one I could have multiple bottles of, but it's not a half bad bock.
11-06-2010 01:48:43 | More by speter
3.98/5 rDev +8.7%
A- Interesting flip top....not sure if the red liner was supposed to stay in or not, but alas, I was able to pour the brew out of a smaller opening. Comes out a creamy brown color that resembles the same look that root beer has once the ice cream melts into the liquid. The head starts out with about a medium fullness, that is off white and settles rather quickly into a layered patchwork over the brew. Decent sticky lacing clings to the side of my glass.
S- Whoa this has dominant aromas of dried fruit, and in particular, dried prunes! There are underlying tones of warm blackstrap molasses and toffee as well as caramelized bananas fried in a dark rum reduction. The sweet toffee/malt richness is balanced ever so slightly by a faint roasted/bitter hop finish.
T- To me, this starts out a little funky...being primarily of not quite ripe berries and I do detect a slight tart pineapple flavor in there as well....interesting. The balancing sweetness is of roasted malts and chocolate and maybe just a hint of coffee?! I like the flavors of this beer as it is just so different!
M- This is a smooth, yet refreshing medium bodied beer. The carbonation is kept fine and unpronounced. It is clean on the finish for the most part, leaving only a small chocolaty coating on the back of my palate.
D- I enjoy this brew and think it might go well with a rich meat-centric meal...on it's own, one, maybe two would suffice. It's sweet, slightly tart and robust all at the same time. I definitely recommend giving this one a try and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised!
11-01-2010 02:36:26 | More by ChrisCage
Christoffel Robertus from Bierbrouwerij Sint Christoffel B.V
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