Christoffel Bier
Bierbrouwerij Sint Christoffel B.V

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From:
Bierbrouwerij Sint Christoffel B.V
 
Netherlands
Style:
German Pilsner
Ranked #169
ABV:
6%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,658
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 11.23%
Reviews:
153
Ratings:
43
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 05, 2021
Added:
Nov 12, 2001
Wants:
  16
Gots:
  8
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: Unfiltered Pilsner style.
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Rated: 3.99 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 05, 2021
 
Rated: 3.98 by bird_soul from Netherlands

Aug 18, 2017
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Reviewed by PlutonowyManiek from Belgium

3.47/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Gold color, with a delicate mist, two-centimeter, white foam, is not permanent. The aroma of malt, honey with a sweet banana in the background, with notes of lemon, lime. Taste like earlier malt is mixed with notes of fruit and a whole seem perfectly balanced. The finish is only bitterness. There is perhaps an impressively high (IBU 45), but it is incredibly intense. Dry, slightly grassy, grapefruit saturation high.
Dec 02, 2016
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Reviewed by Zet from Netherlands

3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Yellow colour with a good head with awesome retention, but the fact that this pilsener is unfiltered makes it look a bit less refreshing somehow. Strong smell of pilsener hops. Same goes for the taste: this pilsener is heavy on the (Saaz?)-hops. Bittersweet in the mouth, quite dry in the finish. Light to medium body, refreshing with a crispy finish. The beer is a bit monotone, but it's still a nice example how to make the pilsener style more interesting.
Sep 08, 2016
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Rated by Dutchcraftbeergeek from Netherlands

3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Meh, tastes more like a lager/pilsener.
Jul 04, 2016
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Rated by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Reviewed in Roger Protz' " 300 Beers To Try Before You Die!"
May 03, 2016
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Reviewed by Marius from Netherlands

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
33cl bottle, labeled as Christoffer Blond. Clear pale golden, with a tall, fine-grained white head with good retention. Smells like pilsner hops, honey, malt sugars and some generic hops. Bitter-sweet and as far away from a pilsener as I ever had, crisp and refreshing, with notes of bitter hops, honey, green hops and sugar. A bit spicy in the aftertaste. Very nice.
Mar 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.91 by DaPan from Canada (ON)

Mar 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by afsdan from Colorado

Aug 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.11 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts

Aug 15, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by connecticutpoet from Connecticut

Jun 16, 2015
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Reviewed by flyingpig from Scotland

3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
330ml Bottle in Café De Spuyt, Amsterdam (€5.50):
A very nice pilsner that went down quite nicely. The beer had an excellent balance with a solid fruity backing & plenty of flavours to keep you interested as well as remaining refreshing & easy to drink throughout. There was definitely more hops than I was expecting & the finish was quite a dry one but overall the beer was very good & well worth trying.
May 12, 2015
 
Rated: 4.3 by rpopescu from Netherlands

Jan 24, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Dec 11, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by BeerSnobery from Ohio

Dec 02, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by spycow from Illinois

Nov 30, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by innominat from Ireland

Nov 28, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by R_Kole from Canada (AB)

Nov 01, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by SVD from Netherlands

Oct 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by MattSweatshirt from Texas

Jul 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by uturn from Florida

Apr 17, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by axxe from Maryland

Apr 16, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by DaveMiller from Minnesota

Mar 29, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by aakerman from New York

Mar 24, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by BillRoth from Maryland

Dec 07, 2013
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Reviewed by TMoney2591 from Illinois

3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Served in a Christoffel cervoise.

Gotta admit, I'm a sucker for random new beers that come with a cool glass. This one pours a cloudy straw topped by over a finger of white foam. The nose comprises mild biscuit, pine sap, and sharp grass. The taste brings in more of the same, the grass really coming into its own, soaring above the biscuit. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly crisp finish. Overall, a pretty nice hoppy pils, a minor surprise, given the distance it had to travel to get here.
Oct 07, 2013
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Reviewed by FLima from Brazil

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy orange color with a thin head with good retention. Got murky once the yeast was poured.
Nice aroma of sweet oranges, herbs, flowers and lots of honey.
Very flavorful for a Pilsner. Clear taste of Saaz hops, sweet oranges, honey and bready malt. Notes of tea and a mild tartness. Dry aftertaste with a pleasant bitterness.
Light to medium body with a low carbonation.
Excellent pilsen, not to be forgotten. What a nice surprise, it's got a character of its own. Creative on a dry land. Fruity, refreshing and elegant. After drinking this I was under the impression that Broklyn Lager got inspiration on this beauty. Highly recommendable.
Aug 12, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

Jul 04, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by Timmy13T from New York

Jun 23, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by TheBeeraholic from Canada (ON)

Jun 16, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by herrburgess from South Carolina

Jun 11, 2013
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Reviewed by UCLABrewN84 from California

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
On tap at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a murky yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, honey, and fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with fruit and hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice fruity and hoppy presence.
Apr 23, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by Elbrownbag from Netherlands

Apr 13, 2013
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Reviewed by Douberd from Netherlands

4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Brown swing top bottle of 330 ml, poured into a footed pilsner glass. ABV is 6%. Beer is unfiltered and unpasteurized.

First time I see such a pilsner. Yellow colour, very hazy body. Nice two fingers in height, white and soapy head. Good retention.
Lots of the Saaz hops on the aroma, some bread maltiness too.
Wow, taste is amazing! Is this really a pilsner, I ask again? Just an initial sweetness on the tip of the tongue and then is bitterness and hops all the way! A light apple taste somewhere in the middle.
Medium body, average carbonation and a very dry and long finish.
What a surprise this was! Definitely worth every penny, will keep it in mind.
Jan 21, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by kjkinsey from Texas

Dec 25, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

Dec 21, 2012
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Reviewed by DoubleJ from Wisconsin

3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Are swing-tops really necessary for tiny 330 ml bottles? I have a feeling that this bottle will be gone, pronto. On to the beer:

Looks murky on the pour. In a glass, the beer looks a browish, yellowish and muddy color. Given that this is an unfiltered lager, I'll give them some benefit. There's a small head on top which sprays dotted lace around the glass. The nose feeatures a sizzle of hops, raw leaves, husky pilsner malt; overall very raw.

"Double Hopped" was no marketing gimmick. Reasonably hoppy and more. Some parts of the beer are rough at a few points, otherwise this is quite a ride. The flavors of hop tea, leaves, woody notes, and a mild sweetness from the malt make this very different from many of the beers that I've tried. The beer is medium bodied with a refreshing bite of carbonation.

Unique. A good alternative to standard pilsners if you're looking for a more intense experience.
Dec 14, 2012
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Reviewed by BlackHaddock from England

3.47/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
33ck Flip-top bottle taken at Cafe de Grendelpoort, Valkenburg during a stay over in Oct 2012.

The beer pours a cloudy/hazy orange colour: on top a white covering of thick foam, which stayed for the whole tasting. This is not a German Pilsner, never has been and never will be (even if that is the style someone on BA has decided to put it in).

The nose was yeasty and hoppy with a strong fruitiness to the fore, a semi-sour citrusy smell became more apparant as the beer warmed in the glass.

Taste wise it was a pleasant blend of hops and malts, each around the same in their strength of flavour. So, well balanced and neither sweet or dry. Refreshing and easy to drink with enough hop bite to excite and plenty of malty sweetness to counteract those bittering hops.

The alcohol sits nicely within the brew and is just about noticed in the mouth feel, wouldn't want it any stronger.
Nov 19, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by sneaks2210 from New York

Nov 14, 2012
 
Rated: 3.5 by harpus from Alabama

Oct 18, 2012
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