Christoffel Bier | Bierbrouwerij Sint Christoffel B.V

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij Sint Christoffel B.V
Netherlands
christoffelbieren.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Unfiltered Pilsner style.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
194
Reviews:
153
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.2%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.47/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

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Photo of Zet
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

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Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Meh, tastes more like a lager/pilsener.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
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!"

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Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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Photo of DaPan
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redsoxjim
3.11/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flyingpig
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of rpopescu
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of BeerSnobery
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of innominat
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of R_Kole
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of SVD
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of uturn
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of axxe
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of DaveMiller
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of aakerman
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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Photo of FLima
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Christoffel Bier from Bierbrouwerij Sint Christoffel B.V
3.84 out of 5 based on 194 ratings.
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