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Christoffel Robertus - Bierbrouwerij Sint Christoffel B.V

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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij Sint Christoffel B.V visit their website

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"An amber colored Munich style, bottom fermented, unfiltered, and unpasteurized."

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2001)
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Reviews by pootz:
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Ontario (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2 liter flip top Jug filled 3 weeks ago.

Decants the perfect looking Vienna; shimmering ruby-brown with a decent creamy off-white cap that lasts and laces. Perfect color and texture for this rare style.

Aroma is lushious decadent toasty vienna/Munich amber and red malts...malty to the max, light wisps of alcohol and light sweetness like sponge cake.

Lush velvety soft mouth feel, big chewy toasted malts, very mellow, light woody tones, a wee hint of cocoa and a light drying finish with clean dark lager taste.

This is still my favorite vienna...the one by which I measure all others...it’s authentic and as true to style as you can get...Anton Dreher would be pleased with this brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2007 00:04:54 | More by pootz
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-12-2014 17:22:33 | More by rojavaga
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-06-2014 06:24:14 | More by axxe
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-07-2013 17:21:21 | More by BillRoth
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3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 05:47:29 | More by TMoney2591
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

09-08-2013 20:55:04 | More by irishkyle21
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New Jersey

3.31/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 17:31:17 | More by Samp01

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-04-2013 22:13:46 | More by WOLFGANG
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-19-2013 22:45:13 | More by Neorebel
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

01-27-2013 19:09:23 | More by matjack85
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-04-2013 17:30:26 | More by cliff1066
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-24-2012 20:22:16 | More by AnitaBrewski
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

12-21-2012 01:49:03 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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3.2/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 13:13:41 | More by RuckusDu
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New York

3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 01:53:35 | More by metter98
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2/5  rDev -45.4%

02-27-2012 00:31:15 | More by HoistinBrews
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-05-2012 02:43:20 | More by Griffith
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-08-2011 19:49:00 | More by Rochefort10nh
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-28-2011 21:57:50 | More by rekel
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3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 01:22:47 | More by Hachiman
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United Kingdom (Wales)

2.35/5  rDev -35.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2011 11:43:17 | More by CwrwAmByth
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Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2011 19:12:09 | More by tbeckett
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New York

2.98/5  rDev -18.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 06:52:13 | More by atlason
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United Kingdom (England)

4.45/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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).

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2011 21:35:46 | More by BlackHaddock
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New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2010 01:48:43 | More by speter
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Christoffel Robertus from Bierbrouwerij Sint Christoffel B.V
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