Kristoffel Kloosterbier
Brouwerij Martens NV

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From:
Brouwerij Martens NV
 
Belgium
Style:
Belgian Pale Ale
Ranked #152
ABV:
6%
Score:
78
Ranked #28,880
Avg:
3.23 | pDev: 20.74%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
12
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 06, 2020
Added:
Jul 01, 2012
Wants:
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Gots:
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SCORE
78
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Reviewed by donspublic from Texas

3.72/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from bottle into tulip, 1+ finger light tan head, recedes quickly , great lacing. Brownish/ruby in the glass, a little light seems to get thru. Smells of Belgian esters, mainly juicy fruit. Taste has sweet malt on the front, then the esters come in, slight juicy fruit, maybe a little raisin comes thru, and finishes up with spiciness on the end. Not the best Belgian Pale I have every had but not the worse. Easy drinking and nothing offensive going on with it. If the price was right, this could end up in my fridge
Dec 06, 2020
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Reviewed by whynot44 from Missouri

3.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Clear golden color with a decent white head that persists decently and manages some nice lacing.

The aroma is malted grain, banana and grassy hops.

The taste is malt, cloves, coriander and banana.

The body is medium, reasonably smooth and drinkable.

Altogether this is a decent pale ale, drinkable, nothing objectionable, just not particularly exceptionable in any way.
Feb 03, 2020
 
Rated: 3.97 by WynnO from Florida

Jan 28, 2020
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
From the bottle, it pours a clear golden color with a modest head, soon diminishing to a nice ring and continent. In the nose , it is slightly fruity and malty. In the mouth, it is a smooth lager with a malt taste and little else. Not bad, but really just there.
Dec 30, 2019
 
Rated: 2.78 by rangerred from Tennessee

Dec 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.74 by GOBLIN from Ohio

Dec 24, 2019
 
Rated: 2.75 by FZR23 from Romania

Nov 18, 2018
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Reviewed by Thisdrinkinglife from Switzerland

1.46/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5
Review: Big massive bottle at 75Cl of Kristoffel Blonde Kloosterbier: 6.0% vol

Nice large bottle of beer with a screw toppy thing. Bought from Aldi. A monastery beer, more in style than substance perhaps.

The aroma is slight, got a typical smell for a Belgian, fruity, but it was pretty faint all the same. Nothing to shout home about.

Looks like a fizzy drink, lots of carbonation, jeez. Darkish orange colour, but head dies quick. Not a looker.

Found the taste to be on the light side, definitely very maltish as well
Light tastes, but did detect some regular blonde tastes on the edge.

Nice enough, smooth, quaffable, just a shame that there was so few real tastes or flavours to get excited about.

Very smooth but a largely forgettable and unremarkable beer.

Tastes like a regular lager. Where the fuck is the alcohol, cause I don’t feel it, no kick and nothing too complex here, very light tasting.
That’s disappointing.

Ok, smooth, went down well, but largely forgettable.
Aug 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.19 by mishi_d from Romania

Mar 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.42 by bmaggot from Lithuania

Dec 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4.85 by Robertas from Lithuania

Nov 28, 2015
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Reviewed by BeerAdvocate from California

3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
From BeerAdvocate Magazine #91 (Aug 2014):

Fruity, Spicy, Grainy, Uninteresting

A bit of a label beer, non-existent history so the background is in question. Regardless, this brew ends up being your typical Belgian Pale Ale. Fruity, hint of alcohol, peppery yeast, and lighter bodied. Odd cereal grain and ascorbic like flavors distract our taste buds. Nothing pops and unremarkable, with the great selection avavilbe currently you are better off passing on this one.

STYLE: Belgian Pale Ale | ABV: 6.0% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round
Jul 08, 2015
 
Rated: 3.33 by Zet from Netherlands

May 20, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by AlexAfonin from Russian Federation

Apr 02, 2015
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Reviewed by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

2.6/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
I got a bottle of Kristoffel Kloosterbier, but it contains evident dubbel. And unfortunately the worst one I ever drank. Almost no head, dark reddish brown, weak aroma and flower. Unpleasant aftertaste. Avoid.
Feb 14, 2015
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Rated by kofukasho from Japan

2.81/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
A fairly standard dark beer, only notable for its fizzy taste.
Jan 24, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by AlvinLin from New York

Jul 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by dcmchew from Romania

Apr 29, 2014
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Reviewed by mikeg67 from New Jersey

3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
750 ml bottle Pours golden with a long lasting, foamy white head. Aroma is of grassy hops and biscuit malt. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is grassy hops, candy sugar and bready malt. Finish is long, slightly hoppy and spicy. This brew reminds me of an industrial lager.
Sep 29, 2013
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Reviewed by GossageBrewery from Missouri

3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured this Belgian Pale Ale from a bottle into a pint glass. The bottle says it is a Kloosterbier...labeled here on BA as a Belgian Pale Ale. This ale pours a clear golden color, produces a white head, features average retention and left ample lacing on the glass. The aroma of this ale consists of malted wheat, banana and coriander. Medium in body this brew has a foundation of malted wheat, clove, coriander, and banana. Overall, nothing makes this brew stand out but it is a decent session beer and it's worth a try.
Jan 15, 2013
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Reviewed by TMoney2591 from Illinois

3.7/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Served in a Local Option cervoise.

The label describes this beer as a "Kloosterbier", proclaiming time and again how dripping with tradition it is. Let's just see how it tastes, eh? It pours a clear apple juice topped by over a finger of white foam. The nose comprises cracked wheat, coriander, light banana, and a decent helping of citrus peel. The taste boldens things up a bit with some sparks of clove, cardamom, and black pepper. The citrus comes through a touch stronger as well, with a vein of apple cider crawling along the finish line. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and an ever-so-slightly oily feel. Overall, a nice little Belgian pale; nothing particularly distinguishing about it, but a tasty option nonetheless.
Jul 01, 2012
Kristoffel Kloosterbier from Brouwerij Martens NV
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 21 ratings