Saturday, 20 August 2011

Christoffel Bier-Dubbel Gehopt

Christoffel Bier Dubbel Gehopt (Double Hopped) is a tasty pilsner that hails from Roermond, The Netherlands.  It is sold in flashy 330mL swing-top bottle, which, truth be told, is the thing led me to purchase the beer in the first place.  Billed as a "strong beer", Christoffel features an alcohol content of 6.0%.
The brew pours an orange colour and yields a lively head.  It bears some resemblance to a nice apple cider.  The aroma is pleasant and slightly bitter.  Tastewise, the beer features a nice balance between sweet and bitter flavours, while the aftertaste is decidedly more bitter.

This is not exactly a refreshing beer, but it is definitely enjoyable.  I would recommend readers to give it a try, particularly if they are looking for a pilsner that departs from the traditional.  However, for those looking for elevated alcohol content and robust flavour, do not be taken in by the use of "strong beer" on the label--this is not what you are looking for.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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