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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (6082) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Had typical Belgian strong ale characteristics but just not right on mark. I was a little disappointed by this baby.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Aroma is full of Belgian yeast, some mild hops, and some spice aromas (minor bits of clove), and a little alcohol (principally light bourbon). The appearance is a golden color, with a decent white head, will developed lacing. The flavor is mildly tart, and slightly oaken taste, with a bit of cognac hints, with a nice caramel body. Super smooth, and a nice finish with a little woody at the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a 3 finger snow white head with the consistency of meringue. The nose is malt, grain and grassy hops. The taste is yeast, sweet grain, malt and light citrus hops with a spicy alcohol finish. Medium mouthfeel. Interesting brew. Starts out like a run of the mill foreign pale and gets more complex as I sip, and then the booze kicks in. Not sure where that ABV comes from, but itís a decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charlotte (4261) - rÝdovre, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2009
Bottle 33cl.Hazy yellow colour with medium fluffy head.Flavor of citrus and melon,nice refreshing mouth feels with hidden strong alc.nice hoppy finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Snot19kilo (103) - Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2009 Pours clear gold with heavy yeast flakes and small white head.Aroma is slight spice and heavy yeast. Flavor is about the same really canít taste anything but the yeast and itís very bitter.Drank a glass of this and poured the rest out. A waist of $7 will never buy or drink this crap again. Not every beer from Belgium is good and this proves it.!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
schut (5) - GERMANY - MAY 1, 2009 does not count
pours a nice golden hazey color, looks good in my lucifer glass. nice aroma with a light fuit and spice smell. goes down smooth for 8.5 abv.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2009
750ml corked and caged. Pours a hazy golden with a medium white head, decent retention. Lots of yeast present. Fruity yeasty aromas dominate, but some malt does come through. Flavors are again fruity with the addition of some spice, and hops. A mediocre rating for a mediocre brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Pours a hazy golden with a big white head... Aroma is slightly spicy with noticeable sour apple... Flavor is lacking in hops but is again quite appley with a yeastiness... Medium bodied, wasnt what i was expecting, but then again the bottle was 4 years old...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3109) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2009
aged 750 bottle from 2005....pours a light golden honey color...slightly hazy...huge foamy white head. good retention and lacing. aroma is very mild but has some leather and light spicy hops. nice flavor also has some leather and spicy hops and maybe some black pepper alcohol is hidden well.. finish is dry and hoppy and very smooth. very fizzy mouthfeel. cellared well...very enjoyable

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cavie (3800) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Pours golden yellow with a cloudy appearance. Live yeast present. Nose is a very faint hint of wheat. Almost has a light beer aroma. Tastes similar to a light beer but with the tingle of a higher ABV.

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