The Bottle of Intrigue

The Christoffel Nobel first captured me with its intriguing bottle that was then followed by a mouthful of flavors. The Grolsch bottles are not commonly used anymore (except for home brewing :)) but I love this old style bottle. The green label also drew me in, giving me the impression that strong hops were incorporated in this brew.

The Christoffel Nobel is a dutch lagerโ€ฆname coming from its origination in the Netherlands. It is a golden-blond strong beer. Part of their brewing process includes dry hopping which is where hops are added during the fermentation period. For those of you who don’t know, hops are normally added prior to fermentation (during boiling) giving the beer some bitterness to counteract the sweet taste from the malts. The process of dry hopping does not give flavor but allows for a larger hop aroma.

This beer had very interesting flavors all around…it was hoppy but balanced by a sweet, almost wine characteristic. For those that enjoy trying unique and different styles I highly recommend trying this beer or something similar. If the liquor store has it, it will most likely be in the single-bottled beer section.

Enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜€

Listenin’ to:

MMM, MMM, MMM, MMM by Crash Test Dummies


12 responses to “The Bottle of Intrigue

  1. Guess you know about it… the European Soccer Chamionchips started last friday and i read an article about the beer brands of the participant Teams. And so i started a challenge with myself trying to find all the brands (beer types) besides the ones that i know by now. thereยดs a blog article about it… All i can say is…MATTER OF TASTE…but i still have a few beers to drink !!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. The cutest bottle I’ve ever seen! Had a delicious honey lager last night and thought about putting it in a post…it was so yummy! I do love craft beer at the right times! Check out my post today…it’s all about sacrifice..and giving up beer among other things for a time! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I did! Your post was amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ Very inspring! I will be posting about a challenge this week..well more like a goal for myself but it isn’t a sacrifice…I want to give up beer at some point to see how much I save! lol

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