Christoffel Bokbier | Bierbrouwerij Sint Christoffel B.V

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Christoffel Bock

Added by paterlodie on 10-10-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
64
Reviews:
50
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
9.86%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the cool short stubby flip top bottle in a snifter. This nice little
bock pours a rugged murky brown with a quickly dissipating head of
foam that settles to a thin ring and no lacing. Nose of brown sugars, dark
bread, and raisins. Flavors follow the nose with brown sugars and raisin bread
touched with a touch of fig and a slight herbal hop. Slick and coating mouth feel
with little carbonation. Overall I would LOVE to try this on tap and FRESH from the
brewery---I can guarantee it is excellent and more deserving of a better rating.

Cheers

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Photo of GSS
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zet
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown colour with a finger of beige foam that fades quite fast, leaving lacing on the surface. Smell of caramel, hops and roasted malt. The taste is quite diverse, with caramel, malt, coffee, hops, nuts and herbs (probably from the hops and esters). Alcohol is well hidden. Nice doppelbock, but the flavour gets a bit boring after a while. A bock that tends to lean more to the bitter than to the sweet side, with a umami twist due to the herby flavours.

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Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of avalon07
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from a bottle to a mug. Had a dark brown color and a thick consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing.

S: A nice aroma of malt, chocolate, and a sweet sugary element.

T: Tasted pretty much like it smelled: Lots of malt, a syrupy quality, and some chocolate. While the flavor is a bit thinner than I would like, it's still not bad. A different take on the typical bock flavor.

M: A low amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This isn't necessarily an outstanding beer, but it has its good points. Bumpy in spots, but drinkable.

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Photo of Flounder57
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz bottle was poured into a mug.

Appearance: This beer poured a minimal head that reduced to nothing. It is a murky brown color with no vision of anything.

Smell: Sweet caramel, toffee, raisins, figs, lager yeast, and some booze.

Taste: Same as above with some bready malts, a little roastiness, and grassy hops.

Mouthfeel: Little carbonation, smooth, warmth, fill bodied, and like a meal.

Overall: Bocks are starting to be an awesome style. This one is borderline doppelbock, but still a good bock. I like it a lot

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Christoffel cervoise.

The normal stuff down, let's take on the other bottle from the gift set, eh? It pours a clear topaz-garnet topped by a half-finger at best of off-cream foam. The nose comprises dry caramel, mild maple syrup, light flowers, and a touch of straight barley for effect. The taste brings in more of the same, though a distinct vein of mild stonefruits makes it way through the din every now and again. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a mostly fluid feel. Overall, a nice little bock, nothing special, but dig-able.

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Photo of FLima
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy brown color with a thin head with low retention.
Aroma of plums, caramels, molasses and toasted malts with hints of pine and condimented yeast.
Similarly, delicious flavor of prunes, figs, pine and caramel. Hints of pepper.
Medium to full body with low carbonation, a bit sticky. 7.8% ABV is completely hidden.
Very good bock. Complex and flavorful, I almos felt like eating prunes and figs, but still with some refreshing hops not to make it a sugar bomb. Ps. It ages well.

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Photo of WOLFGANG
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of TheBeeraholic
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of bishopdc0
3.36/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Novare Res

Glad to see this as it was part of my Uprising list.

Served in a tallettaier glass.

The beer is headless but has a nice amber color.

The nose is sweet caramel and slight fig.

the tase is heavy, very sweet caramel toffe with a roasted bitter finish.

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Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of pin
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of Jammer42
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.87/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with a small fading head.
Nose shows golden syrup, caramel, prunes, figs, sultanas. Very fruit. Tempting.
Flavours show the same dark fruits and caramel, along with sweet, bready, melanoidin malt. Some booze creeps in in the finish. A bit cloying.
Could use a little more carbonation, body is overly syrupy.

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Photo of metter98
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy brownish amber in color. It poured with a half finger high dense beige head that eventually faded away, leaving only traces of lacing and a thin ring of small bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of dark fruits, malts and yeast are present in the nose along with slight hints of sweetness.
T: The taste is rather similar to the smell except it has hints of spicy flavors and a slight amount of bitterness. It doesn’t seem to be overly malty.
M: It feels medium-bodied, a bit smooth and slightly chewy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The unfiltered and unpasteurized nature of this beer lends some complexities to the taste and makes this an interesting beer to sample. I found the drinkability to be a lot better compared to other beers in this style, especially since it wasn’t as full-bodied or malty compared to other bocks. The alcohol is also well hidden from the taste.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of bigox420
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of rekel
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of LoveBeerNo7
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Filosoof
3.15/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is a strange beer. It looks nice, the smell could be the introduction to a nice glass of beer, but the taste...
L: chessnut brown, yellow, good lasting top;
S: strong caramel taste, with a bit of prunes/raisins;
T: hmmmm, a very musty malt flavour comes through; quite penetrant, other elements aren't mentionable anymore; not very nice;
O: disappointing; couldn't finish it; too penetrant.

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Photo of korguy123
2.95/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Review from notes

A- Murky brown pour with a thin off white ring. Zero lacing.

S- Sweet dark fruits with a faint molasses presence. Alcohol and brown sugar with slight vanilla.

T- Strong dark fruit notes, not nearly as sweet as the nose leads on.

M- Medium to thin bodied, sticky on the lips. Carbonation is very low.

O- Bocks are new to me but this one really seems to be missing something.

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Christoffel Bokbier from Bierbrouwerij Sint Christoffel B.V
3.55 out of 5 based on 64 ratings.
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