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Sint Christoffel Brewery, Leiden

shelbyeileen Apr 16, 2009 10:20 AM

Has anyone been to this brewery? Any thoughts or recommendations on their beer? Thanks!

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    Kenji RE: shelbyeileen Apr 16, 2009 04:37 PM

    I have found the St. Christoffel Blonde in the US, and I thought it was excellent -- when fresh and well-cared for (obviously). I've always wanted to try their dark bock, which I've read about in Jackson's books but never encountered.

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      Jim Dorsch RE: Kenji Apr 16, 2009 08:21 PM

      Is it currently available? I used to see it years ago, but not recently. Unfiltered pils, I believe?

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        Kenji RE: Jim Dorsch Apr 17, 2009 09:29 AM

        Yes, exactly, the Blonde was an unfiltered pils. It was also on the strong side for the style (6% ABV). I remember a quote from the St. Christoffel brewer that some other brewers are "filtering their beers back to water."

        I don't know if SC is currently available. I haven't seen it in a long time, FWIW.

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        shelbyeileen RE: Kenji Apr 17, 2009 02:38 AM

        Thanks for the rec!

      3. Pata_Negra RE: shelbyeileen May 13, 2009 05:41 AM

        do you mean this brewery [ http://www.christoffelbeer.com/en/ ]? if it is i'd recommend all their beers lol. yes it's that good. the brewery is nowhere near Leiden though.


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