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Lucifer (...-2008)

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


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RATINGS: 565   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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2002
Big sticky Belgian head. Slight chill haze. Spicy nose, perhaps coriander. Mild sweet palate that reminds me of Champagne.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2002
Subtle aroma, looks a bit naff, tastes kinda thin but bubbly. Bitter in a chalky feel. Minimal spice. Doesn’t feel like a high alcohol beer. You have to check the bottle to make that it really said 8%. Still, pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2002
Very spicy, a bit rough on the palate, you can feel the alcohol going down. Not exactly a top notch BSA but passable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2004 Re-Rate 01/17/04: The beer pours a transpicuous gold color with a mountainous bright white head; the texture is spumous in texture with the remaining lace a thin white veil to conceal the glass. Malt dominates the nose, lightly sweet with a fresh crispness, a smidgeon of yeast, pleasant as noses go, start is decently malted and sweet, top is middling in feel. Finish is dastardly acidic, the hops are delightful in their spiciness, desert bone dry and long lasting the aftertaste, also a bit of belly warming, a decent beer, can’t say it’s a favorite, but drinkable nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2002
Good Ale. Nice balance of spice, fruit and hop flavor. Finishes with a nice clean crisp bitter taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2004 750ML bottle, no date: White fizzy head that quickly settles to a thin tiny bubbled one. Cloudy straw color, huge spicy, yeasty aroma that is certainly this brews high point. Fizzy mouthfeel and way too much alcohol when you swallow. 8%ABV?? I would have guessed 10! A beer to try and enjoy, but not love. Not as good as the sum of its parts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SilkTork (5187) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2002
This has a pale ale quality, but is not really impressive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2002
No. A very hot Belgian. Has that ’rubbing alcohol/Sea Breeze’ taste. It also has those big ugly bubbles in the head that I hate. As soon as I see those bubbles, I know that the beer is gonna suck.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2002
I really didn’t get much out of this beer, as I was several sheets to the wind and just taking swigs straight from the bottle. Even in my drunken state I could taste that it was a strong belgian with a lot of spice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2002
Reminded me of a Hennepin....I am not a fan of the golden belgian style....just too spicy.

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