Christoffel Nobel | Bierbrouwerij Sint Christoffel B.V

Christoffel NobelChristoffel Nobel
BA SCORE
3.69/5
120 Ratings
Christoffel NobelChristoffel Nobel
BEER INFO

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

Style: Euro Strong Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

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.

Added by Absumaster on 12-31-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,834
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
120
pDev:
12.74%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 120 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of bird_soul
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zet
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Orange haze with a very shy (as in: almost absent) head of foam, that does leave some pretty lacing however. There's some hop in the smell, but it's mostly malt and booze. The taste also has some nice hops and malt flavours in it, but the entity has been afflicted by the curse that has corrupted a lot of strong lagers: it's dominated by the flavours sugar and booze. I simply expect more diversity in flavour from a beer with this abv. Deviously refreshing though.

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Photo of WhiskeyMax
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.14/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Once again we have a beer proclaiming to be all that and do all kinds of dry hopping, a triple hopped (dry) lager, sounds interesting enough, but once you start drinking it, there is just this sense of false advertising.

There is so much haze here, since its not a wheat beer, I assume its just a bunch of hop lupulin or whatnot from the alleged triple dry hopping. The aroma isn't hoppy though, in fact, its kind of fetid.

The taste also is not hoppy, slightly bitter yes, but nowhere near what I was looking for. Mouth feel did at least cover up the significant amount of alcohol in this. Other than the lacking hops, the beer was decent. Well the appearance was questionable I guess too.

Anyways, would not bang again.

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Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
2/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Imperial double pilsener, meh, doesn't taste like 8,7 ABV at all...

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Photo of ScaryEd
2.6/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Marius
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl bottle. Pours a hazy orange, with a tall, fine-grained, white head with good retention. Smells of green hops, yeast, bitter hops. Bitter-sweet taste, with notes of green hops, honey and spices on top of a malty backbone. A bit spicy on the aftertaste due to the alcohol.

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Photo of DaPan
3.96/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BierFuehrer
3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy medium to dark coppery amber with no head at all, but a few bubbles around the rim of the glass. The seal on the bottle seemed quite tight on opening, so probably as intended. Interesting aroma of rich, slightly oxidized malt, black tea, with faint citrus and grassy hops. Unusual flavor is similar; black tea, molasses malt, raisins, a light, tart citrus flavor in the finish with light grassy hops. Medium bodied with slight carbonation. A very interesting lager, with fairly complex flavors that are subdued, like a modestly watered down rich porter or stout; the flavors are there, but much lighter than expected. The malt seems to have influences of toasted malt, biscuit and pale malt. The hops produce a remarkable flavor that is as close to black tea as I've tasted in a beer. An idiosyncratic lager that seem too complex for a Euro strong lager, but with a flavor intensity range that fits the style. The lack of carbonation really was noticeable and I wish I knew what a difference that makes in the flavor. Glad I tried this and I'd quickly try anything else from this brewery if I see it. The overall score is decreased by the lack of carbonation which hurt both appearance and mouth feel.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of innominat
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of SVD
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of LJWalker
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of HarmB
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of BeerNutz324
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of mythaeus
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of tykechandler
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of SammyV123
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of irishkyle21
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of FLima
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Christoffel Nobel from Bierbrouwerij Sint Christoffel B.V
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 120 ratings
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