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Christoffel Nobel - Bierbrouwerij Sint Christoffel B.V

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84
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98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.37%


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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Reviews by mooseisloose:
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mooseisloose

Florida

4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cool 12 oz swing top bottle. Nice pssst on popping the top. This brew smells like exotic fruits, maracuya and pitaya and with dry and pungent hopping. Pours to a cloudy yellow with a slight orange tint. Head is mostly white and very micro-bubble. Taste of this beer is heavenly. Silky smooth mouthfeel stands out right away. Taste is more bitter than malty and the AC is evident in the silky smoothness. The taste doesn't vary much and is quite consistent throughout, bitter with a piney-like finish. The mouth feel although it starts very viscous has good carbonation kicking in at the end for a nice sparkly yet bitter aftertaste. Pilsener? Woah. This is a good brew. I think this would make a great pairing with spicy seafood.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2010 20:53:19 | More by mooseisloose
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-14-2014 16:37:11 | More by rolltide8425
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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FLima

Brazil

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 18:33:39 | More by FLima
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

07-04-2013 22:13:27 | More by WOLFGANG
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-16-2013 13:06:38 | More by TheBeeraholic
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MShirokov

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-15-2013 11:33:33 | More by MShirokov
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laxer8811

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

02-11-2013 23:13:38 | More by laxer8811
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gory4d

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 06:25:20 | More by gory4d
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.5%

09-10-2012 21:51:24 | More by Molson2000
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-30-2012 14:48:00 | More by safaricook
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

04-24-2012 07:37:34 | More by ygtbsm94
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

2.95/5  rDev -20.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 00:22:01 | More by andrenaline
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Ruds

United Kingdom (England)

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!

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 20:32:31 | More by Ruds
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2012 22:52:04 | More by Slatetank
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-19-2012 02:08:59 | More by HoistinBrews
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Sunnanek

Sweden

3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 20:26:04 | More by Sunnanek
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jophish17

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

12-24-2011 11:28:13 | More by jophish17
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plickxt

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-23-2011 06:50:18 | More by plickxt
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-01-2011 06:37:06 | More by bigox420
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rekel

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-28-2011 21:57:35 | More by rekel
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 19:03:31 | More by Knapp85
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drpimento

Wisconsin

2.65/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Think I might’ve gotten a bum one here. I let this warm a bit out of the fridge. Poured with a decent foamy, frothy off white head that was short lived, some yeast sediment, and no lace. Color is a cloudy amber brown. Aroma is yeast, raisins, other fruit, malt. Flavor is like now but big raisin sweetness countering the tartness and yeast bitterness. No hop noticable anywhere. Body was full and thick with ok carbonation. Finish is like flavor and longish. Would like to try a good one.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 00:02:09 | More by drpimento
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TheRealBigC

Nevada

4.8/5  rDev +29%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at Midtown Eats

Nice, thick white head atop a hazy golden body.

Light, balanced fragrance I would expect from this style of beer.

Taste was marvelous. Pilsner malt sweetness is most present, moderate hop backbone. Alcohol is present as well, but only serves to augment the flavor. It goes down SMOOTH and clean. Almost creamy feel.

This beer is fantastic. I want to go back to the restaurant right now just to get another one. I just got back from that place.

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2011 04:17:01 | More by TheRealBigC
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Currently the #1 Euro Strong Lager on Beer Advocate. Thanks to yourefragile for picking this up somewhere in Maryland for me. Served in a Mikasa tulip.

Popping the top yields a bit of a hiss, after I finally got the rubber up, as it was quite stuck on the lip of the bottle. Pour initially yields a few bubbles and no real head. Bit of a galaxy swirl on top of the brew as well as a thin collar. Dark peach body is translucent.

Nose brings forward a lot of pilsener malt plus a bit of herbal and floral hops. There's a slight fruitiness in the nose that becomes more apparent in the flavor. Fairly hoppy with a bit of bitterness, though the main character is a strong pilsner-malt sweetness. To the beer's credit, there's no noticeable alcohol. However, the sweetness and fruits don't really fit. Quite bready and a bit chewy.

Body is medium without noticeable levels of alcohol. Light carbonation. Full and chewy; not at all crisp. Some light bitterness in the finish, though the hoppy character is mostly in the nose, as a result of the dry hopping, I'm sure.

Decent enough, but not something I'd ever want to drink again.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2011 16:10:01 | More by Thorpe429
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Christoffel Nobel from Bierbrouwerij Sint Christoffel B.V
84 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.