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Christoffel Nobel - Bierbrouwerij Sint Christoffel B.V

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BA SCORE
84
good

102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 10
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij Sint Christoffel B.V visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Euro Strong Lager |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: Absumaster on 12-31-2008)
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

BeerNutz324, Sunday at 02:44 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

SammyV123, May 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

rolltide8425, Apr 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

irishkyle21, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of FLima
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

FLima, Aug 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

WOLFGANG, Jul 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

MShirokov, Apr 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

laxer8811, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of gory4d
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

gory4d, Feb 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Molson2000, Sep 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

safaricook, Jun 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

ygtbsm94, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of andrenaline
2.95/5  rDev -20.9%
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.

andrenaline, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of Ruds
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
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!

Ruds, Feb 04, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Slatetank, Feb 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

HoistinBrews, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours murky orange with a large a bit fluffy white head that sinks into pretty nice lacings.

S: Some hops, bitter and balanced maltyness. Where are the almonds and marzipan ;-) This doesn't smell anything like other cheaper Strong Lagers I've had before...

T: The marzipan came in the taste... Strong bitter hops and sweet breadyness from the malt. Not very balanced. Kind of agressive.

M: Long almondy sweet syrupy aftertaste. Body is full while carbonation medium.

O: It started off very interesting, but then turned as boring as most Euro Strong Lagers.

Evil_Pidde, Dec 28, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -33%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

plickxt, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

bigox420, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

rekel, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured out as a hazy looking golden color with a some sediment floating around in there. The head was fluffy and white, once it settled the lacing stuck to the glass fairly well. The smell of the beer was hoppy, full of Nobel aromas. The taste of the beer wasn't the greatest but it was hoppy but still very earthy. The mouthfeel of this beer was on the heavier side which was interesting. Overall I think this beer is a little bit better than most typicval Euro Strong Lagers, however I don't see myself having to buy it again.

Knapp85, Nov 19, 2011
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Christoffel Nobel from Bierbrouwerij Sint Christoffel B.V
84 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.