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Lucifer (...-2008)

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


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RATINGS: 571   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2002
Awful aroma, quite possibly the worst I have ever encountered. I thought it had skunked, although the flavor was not that bad. hoppy finish with a nice citrus zing up front. Sweet. Yet the odor ruined it for me, so much that i could not even finish the beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2002
Blond beer with a big head. Hop and yeast aroma. Sweet hoppy bitter taste. The alcohol is obvious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 14, 2002
way, way too much alcohol. oh man, light grassy alc.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2003 Huge head on this bad boy. It is a good Belgian, although not as thick as many I've had... the flavor was more like a Begian Light beer. Certainly good, but more flavor would be appreciated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaymobrown (1783) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2002
Champagne style appearance. Very light and bubbly. Light grass, straw nose. Slightly bitter and acidic with a good dose of carbination. The alcohol is well masked behind the dry yeast and outdoor flavors.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2002
Rather boring nose from what I prefer, but nothing to complain about. The sweetness is quite present, so much that it adds nicely to the bite presented here. Quite bubbly at the begenning, but clams down nicely.

   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 (739) - 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.

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