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Christoffel Bokbier - Bierbrouwerij Sint Christoffel B.V

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BA SCORE
81
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58 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij Sint Christoffel B.V visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Bock |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: paterlodie on 10-10-2005)
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Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of avalon07
3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from a bottle to a mug. Had a dark brown color and a thick consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing.

S: A nice aroma of malt, chocolate, and a sweet sugary element.

T: Tasted pretty much like it smelled: Lots of malt, a syrupy quality, and some chocolate. While the flavor is a bit thinner than I would like, it's still not bad. A different take on the typical bock flavor.

M: A low amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This isn't necessarily an outstanding beer, but it has its good points. Bumpy in spots, but drinkable.

Photo of Flounder57
3.71/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz bottle was poured into a mug.

Appearance: This beer poured a minimal head that reduced to nothing. It is a murky brown color with no vision of anything.

Smell: Sweet caramel, toffee, raisins, figs, lager yeast, and some booze.

Taste: Same as above with some bready malts, a little roastiness, and grassy hops.

Mouthfeel: Little carbonation, smooth, warmth, fill bodied, and like a meal.

Overall: Bocks are starting to be an awesome style. This one is borderline doppelbock, but still a good bock. I like it a lot

Photo of TMoney2591
3.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Christoffel cervoise.

The normal stuff down, let's take on the other bottle from the gift set, eh? It pours a clear topaz-garnet topped by a half-finger at best of off-cream foam. The nose comprises dry caramel, mild maple syrup, light flowers, and a touch of straight barley for effect. The taste brings in more of the same, though a distinct vein of mild stonefruits makes it way through the din every now and again. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a mostly fluid feel. Overall, a nice little bock, nothing special, but dig-able.

Photo of FLima
3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy brown color with a thin head with low retention.
Aroma of plums, caramels, molasses and toasted malts with hints of pine and condimented yeast.
Similarly, delicious flavor of prunes, figs, pine and caramel. Hints of pepper.
Medium to full body with low carbonation, a bit sticky. 7.8% ABV is completely hidden.
Very good bock. Complex and flavorful, I almos felt like eating prunes and figs, but still with some refreshing hops not to make it a sugar bomb. Ps. It ages well.

Photo of WOLFGANG
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of TheBeeraholic
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of bishopdc0
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Novare Res

Glad to see this as it was part of my Uprising list.

Served in a tallettaier glass.

The beer is headless but has a nice amber color.

The nose is sweet caramel and slight fig.

the tase is heavy, very sweet caramel toffe with a roasted bitter finish.

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of pin
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of Jammer42
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with a small fading head.
Nose shows golden syrup, caramel, prunes, figs, sultanas. Very fruit. Tempting.
Flavours show the same dark fruits and caramel, along with sweet, bready, melanoidin malt. Some booze creeps in in the finish. A bit cloying.
Could use a little more carbonation, body is overly syrupy.

Photo of metter98
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy brownish amber in color. It poured with a half finger high dense beige head that eventually faded away, leaving only traces of lacing and a thin ring of small bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of dark fruits, malts and yeast are present in the nose along with slight hints of sweetness.
T: The taste is rather similar to the smell except it has hints of spicy flavors and a slight amount of bitterness. It doesn’t seem to be overly malty.
M: It feels medium-bodied, a bit smooth and slightly chewy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The unfiltered and unpasteurized nature of this beer lends some complexities to the taste and makes this an interesting beer to sample. I found the drinkability to be a lot better compared to other beers in this style, especially since it wasn’t as full-bodied or malty compared to other bocks. The alcohol is also well hidden from the taste.

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of bigox420
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of rekel
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of LoveBeerNo7
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Filosoof
3.08/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is a strange beer. It looks nice, the smell could be the introduction to a nice glass of beer, but the taste...
L: chessnut brown, yellow, good lasting top;
S: strong caramel taste, with a bit of prunes/raisins;
T: hmmmm, a very musty malt flavour comes through; quite penetrant, other elements aren't mentionable anymore; not very nice;
O: disappointing; couldn't finish it; too penetrant.

Photo of korguy123
2.95/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Review from notes

A- Murky brown pour with a thin off white ring. Zero lacing.

S- Sweet dark fruits with a faint molasses presence. Alcohol and brown sugar with slight vanilla.

T- Strong dark fruit notes, not nearly as sweet as the nose leads on.

M- Medium to thin bodied, sticky on the lips. Carbonation is very low.

O- Bocks are new to me but this one really seems to be missing something.

Photo of chrisrhoppe
3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy with little head. Bottle is a swing-top and opens to little fanfare. Smell is malty and yeasty with light raison notes. The taste is yeasty with milk chocolate, dates and raisons. The mouthfeel is sticky and slightly… well.. chewy. Finishes sticky with nice lingering yeasty date flavor. A good beer but not my favorite bock.

Photo of mintjellie
3.15/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Deep mahogany colour, it's tan coloured head is thin, poorly retained, and doesn't lace. Very light cloudiness. Mild dried fruit and mixed nuts aroma, a little bit of brown sugar too. Sweet and malty flavour with toasted whole-grain bread and plum notes. Mild hop bitterness in the finish. Not very flavourful. Light bodied with low carbonation. Feels smooth but thin. One and done.

Photo of Viggo
2.78/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

330 ml swingtop from the LCBO.

Pours a murky brownish orange, some red highlights, thin tan head forms and quickly settles down to a thin ring around the glass, a few lace spots stick, looks okay.

Smell is alright, pretty plain, malty and sweet, some raisin, caramel, a bit of biscuit, lightly fruity, alcohol, plums, brown sugar, candi, very sweet, not much going on.

Taste is similar, pretty weak and watery, a lot of sweet malt, some caramel, raisin and plums, biscuit, alcohol, lightly floral, weak finish.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Some warmth from the booze. Pretty lackluster.

Photo of spinrsx
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml Bottle

Appearance - Murky brown colour with a small size frothy light brown coloured head. I can't make out of much carbonation there is and there really isn't much lacing. The head lasted for around 2 minutes before it was completely gone.

Smell - Malts, dark fruits (dates/raisins)

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a below average amount of carbonation but it still feels fairly creamy on the tongue. Right off the bat I can't taste the alcohol which isn't a good sign. I can also taste a fair amount of brow sugar sweetness mixed with some dark fruits and malts. The beer finishes with a sweet malty aftertaste.

Overall - I was really disappointed in the look of this beer. It was completely lifeless. The taste started out a little harsh but in the end the flavour wasn't half bad. It's a decent winter warmer/sipper - I wouldn't buy this one again however.

Photo of liamt07
3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Swingtop bottle form the LCBO, best before June 2012.

Poured a murky burgundy, unfilitered and almost resembled prune juice. Finger or so of creamy, mocha head. No lace and mild retention. Nose has some earthy and toffee malts, hints of smoke, lots of grape juice; sugary and sweet. Taste has more malt, yet some drying bitterness from some mild hopping (I'll guess). A bit of some awkward interplay between the components and almost vinous in some aspect (not in a completely positive way). Slight note of alcohol in the midmouth. Sweet and sticky yet dry in the finish. Decent mouthfeel, with medium body and carbonation. Alright overall.

Photo of bryehn
3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very little head on a beer that looks like a glassy chestnut-coloured marble.

Extremely rich aroma, fruit and chocolate, caramel. Cinnamon and pepper, like a fruitcake.

A very deep fruit flavour, both sweet and tart. Lots of chocolate and malt and a very bright tang when the sediment is poured in the glass.

The mouthfeel is nice and creamy, with a tangy sour bite on the back of the tongue. Goes down remarkably well given the ABV, though it was slow to get started. I'll revisit an aged one next year.

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Christoffel Bokbier from Bierbrouwerij Sint Christoffel B.V
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