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Christoffel Nobel - Bierbrouwerij Sint Christoffel B.V

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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.1%
Wants: 13
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Euro Strong Lager |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Absumaster on 12-31-2008

This golden-blond extra strong beer, with added fresh noble hop flowers during maturation of at least 10 weeks, is a unique beer, bottom fermented, unfiltered, and unpasteurized. Nobel refers to the varieties of noble hop species, selected because of their quality, which traditionally are low in bitterness and high in aroma.

With 8.7% ABV, an attractive bitterness, a very pleasant hoppy Spalt, Saaz, or Golding aroma, and a slightly sweetish alcoholic aftertaste, we created a beer in a class of its own until the last swig.
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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy medium to dark coppery amber with no head at all, but a few bubbles around the rim of the glass. The seal on the bottle seemed quite tight on opening, so probably as intended. Interesting aroma of rich, slightly oxidized malt, black tea, with faint citrus and grassy hops. Unusual flavor is similar; black tea, molasses malt, raisins, a light, tart citrus flavor in the finish with light grassy hops. Medium bodied with slight carbonation. A very interesting lager, with fairly complex flavors that are subdued, like a modestly watered down rich porter or stout; the flavors are there, but much lighter than expected. The malt seems to have influences of toasted malt, biscuit and pale malt. The hops produce a remarkable flavor that is as close to black tea as I've tasted in a beer. An idiosyncratic lager that seem too complex for a Euro strong lager, but with a flavor intensity range that fits the style. The lack of carbonation really was noticeable and I wish I knew what a difference that makes in the flavor. Glad I tried this and I'd quickly try anything else from this brewery if I see it. The overall score is decreased by the lack of carbonation which hurt both appearance and mouth feel.

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of innominat
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of SVD
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of LJWalker
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of HarmB
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of BeerNutz324
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of mythaeus
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of tykechandler
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of SammyV123
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of irishkyle21
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of FLima
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy orange amber color with a one finger head with medium retention. Gets murky brown once residual yeast is poured.
Sweet citric aroma with hints of yeast and herbs.
More than expected initial bitter flavor but still balanced with its sweet malty base. Notes of oranges, bananas, apple cider and grassy and floral hops. Dry and bitter-sweet aftertaste.
Full body with low carbonation. 8.7% ABV is very well hidden and harmonic when it warms up.
Good Imperial Pilsner, rather malty, its hops, though very present, they seem to contribute more on its flavor and aroma than its bitterness. Well executed brew that grows overtime. They were able to make an Imperial Pilsner that is more accepted by beginners and still satisfying for the initiated.

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of TheBeeraholic
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of MShirokov
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of laxer8811
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of gory4d
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A very odd beer. Pours a cloudy light brown with very little head. The smell is funky and raw, kind of musty. The taste is of something that's been sitting in a basement for 50 years or so, all decayed malt with some hints of hop shine long gone - but for all that, kind of interesting. The carbonation is all but gone, but it's lighter in the mouth than I'd expected. Again, an odd beer, but one that'd suit those who like old oddities.

Photo of Molson2000
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of safaricook
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of andrenaline
2.93/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This was a bottle I picked up a while back, though never got around to enjoying it.

A - Pours a hazy copper orange, thin layer of head with no retention.

S - Sweet apple cider, very vineous with hint of sour grapes, wheat notes and some off scented cloves.

T - Much like the scent with the sour cider notes dominating, the grassy dry hop notes come through very earthy and leafy. There's definitely a sweet ABV kick, so that certainly didn't mellow over time.

M - Medium bodied, though a tad prickly and rather dry on the finish.

O - Not overly enjoyable, though not terrible. I certainly wouldn't buy it again. I suspect the fact that this was an older bottle might have skewed the review a bit, but it was rather disappointing.

Photo of Ruds
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass to a murky dark yellow/amber colour with a good finger of frothy white head.

All round dryed hop aroma, very fresh with a little mint in the nose and grass/straw lurking in the background. If you sniff hard with your nose to the beer you really get an alcohol whiff!

Taste wise - zesty citrus hoppy taste with relatively strong alcohol flavour in the aftertaste also slightly peppery in the aftertaste!

Quite a lot of carbonation going on with a medium body to this beer in terms of mouthfeel. Head subsided to a small ocean of a covering whilst drinking and a little lacing around the edge of the glass.

Overall an OK beer, but not one I'd revisit given the choice over others.

The alcohol flavour is too pronounced for me and not balanced enough.

However . . . If I was in a small Dutch village for the night I could get merrily drunk on this beer!

Photo of Slatetank
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this at Tj's Restaurant and Drinkery -served chilled on tap.

The color is a lightly hazed very golden w/ quick dropping light cap with tiny bead. The smell is strong with floral/lemony smell with lots of tangy esters from the nobel hops which give some tea-like aromas. The feel is very zingy with tangy tinge and mild sweetness with mild alcohol and slight bitterness w/moderately high carbonation and mild astringent and dry finish.

There is a nice flavor generated by the hops with a tea-like herbal and lemony taste. The malt is slightly toasty with gentle sweetish tinge which is characteristic of the pilsner malt with light bitter taste in the finish and very mild taste of alcohol. The drinkability is very high for the style -like an Imperial pils with smooth body and nice crrisp presence it is easy to drink for the amount of alcohol it contains and I would definitely order it again.

Photo of HoistinBrews
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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Christoffel Nobel from Bierbrouwerij Sint Christoffel B.V
84 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.