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Christoffel Robertus - Bierbrouwerij Sint Christoffel B.V

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BA SCORE
83
good

79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij Sint Christoffel B.V visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2001

"An amber colored Munich style, bottom fermented, unfiltered, and unpasteurized."
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Ratings: 79 | Reviews: 64
Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Dark brown with a thick film of very clingy and sticky off white foam. Smell: Light sour, kettle sugars, citric hops. Taste: Starts malty with dark sugars and finishes with a bitter hop accent and a touch of taertness. Mouthfeel: A little above medium carbonation and body.

Photo of ScaryEd
2.48/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 330 ml flip top bottle.

The look is very dark and murky, with no head to be found. The smell is faint, but I detect dark fruits and caramel malt right away. A bit tangy on the nose but also sweet.

The taste follows the nose, with a sweet, tartness that can only be described as old raspberries and fig. Not the most pleasant taste on my palate, especially coupled with an extremely light mouth and almost no carbonation to be found. The alcohol is all but undetectable.

Overall it was worth trying, but not something I'd pursue again.

Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of rojavaga
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of axxe
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.37/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of irishkyle21
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Samp01
3.32/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of WOLFGANG
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Neorebel
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of matjack85
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of cliff1066
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
5/5  rDev +37%

Photo of RuckusDu
3.19/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of HoistinBrews
2/5  rDev -45.2%

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of rekel
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Hachiman
3.14/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 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.

Photo of CwrwAmByth
2.38/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of tbeckett
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Photo of atlason
2.96/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Christoffel Robertus from Bierbrouwerij Sint Christoffel B.V
83 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.