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Lucifer (...-2008)

Formerly brewed at Riva Brouwerij (Moortgat)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Dentergem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A Belgian golden ale. On the nose it is lightly hoppy and yeastily spicy, with faint caramelly malt notes and a touch of citrusy and estery fruit. The head tastes extremely bitter, as is often the case with this style. Surprisingly fruity, but with a strong hoppy bitterness. There is a warming, malty, vanilla quality to it, which develops into an alcohol kick towards the end. Secondary fermentation in the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2008
Bottle. Huge fizzy white head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Cloudy golden color. Aroma of yeast, fruit, caramel, grain, coriander, citrus. Mild metallic underlying notes. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and mild alcoholic texture. Moderated sweet flavor with light bitter and acidic notes. Sweet spicy and again hint of metallic like finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Bottle at peculiar pub. what with all this bubbly lettering and the devil in the back, makes this dude looks like a cameo in an austin powers flick, maybe his fork turns to flower. anyway. Golden body with a white head. Aroma is sweet malt, citrus, belgian spiciness and yeast. Flavor is a warm etoh hop kicked belgian ale. Some subtle dark fruit in the back mixed into the malt character. eh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Poured a hazy lemon gold with what looked like yeast floaters-part of the second fermentation, nice sized foam head with lacing that coated the glass all the way through. Great carbonation. Aroma lacked but pallet had citrus notes, malts and yeast out the yang. Really had a good body and not the hop bitterness expected. Good blend pleasant finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5624) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2008
On Draft at Philly Train Station. Pours a clear golden body with thick, soapy white head that remains for awhile. The aroma is all yeast and alcohol. The taste is all alcohol - didnt really prefer this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2008 On draft at philly 30th street station. A really decent belgian ale mixed with water and alcohol. A little harsh. Subpar for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Hazy gold, fluffy white head. Soft vanilla honey bread and spice aromas warm to hints of grassy lemon meringue. Lightly peppered caramel bread flavors round out with an underlying bitter citric vodka tone. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Guessing this is more harsh when fresh, but it’s a decent brew with 1 year of cellar time under it’s belt...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2008
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a lacy white head. Aroma is largely malt with a slight spice characteristic. Taste is largely the same with an added element of Belgian yeast and an alcohol burn at the end. Not spectacular, but solid and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chantdaddy (19) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2008
750ml bottle. Different label than one pictured on RateBeer. Not a bad beer at all. Meets all the requirements of the style... golden, evedent malt, spicy, Belgain ale yeast flavor, and alcohol. Just as the commercial description says, this is actually fruity, which I don’t personally find too much with Belgian golden ales...I’m guessing this is, in part, due to use of orange peel (another clue is the large amount of suspended "stuff" in the beer). I’m not tasting coriander, and I think that most of the spicy character comes from the yeast itself. I’ve had lots of Belgains that I didn’t bother commenting on, but this one is notable... not the best, but quite good. It definately deserves a better rating on here. Good work Liefmans!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Defreni (2645) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2008
Flaske. Lyse gul, ligner en letøl, med et kæmpe skumhoved. Et af de mest imponerende jeg nogensinde har set. Svag smag til at starte med, meget luftig. Alkoholen kommer først meget sent, men så kan man heller ikke undgå den. Farlig øl, men ikke særlig kompleks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31804) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 17, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours yellow with loads of yeasty sediments, lacing white head. Light spiced and yeasty towards wheaty aroma. Flavour is mild yeasty, solid caramel malt and with a light citrusy note towards orange peel. Light lingering yeasty and orange fruity flavour, light acidic note.

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