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Lucifer (...-2008)

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64
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style
Formerly brewed at Riva Brouwerij (Moortgat)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Dentergem, Belgium

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unknown

on tap
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RATINGS: 570   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2002
Devilishly large 750ml bottle. Thick with spices, this quality Belgian brew is a bit fizzy, but is pleasant. Metallic bitterness and touches of hops bring this brew down. As with everything, the Devil is in the details.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2002
Really an excellent Belgian. Definately a yeasty nose, but it has nice fruity tones throughout and a good hop bitterness that I enjoyed. Decidedly one of the better Belgians.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Albert (39) - Miramar, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2002
Smelled awful, tasted bad. Not what I thought is was going to be. Boddington is a better golden ale

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3656) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2003 re rate Bottle conditioned. Faintly hazy straw gold, moderate head and condition. Bready yeast aromas carried up on alcoholic vapours. Sweet and yeasty in the mouth with a slight citric edge which lingers into the short finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bkuzmin99 (20) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2002
Like its name suggests, this stuff is wicked!! Real smooth and fruity taste, but after 2 of them you start to buzz.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - APR 22, 2002
Eh. Budweier with alcohol and cherry accents. Quite bitter. After swallowing it was like i just swigged some atered down vodka, initials tastes disappeared way too quickly. Mediocre, granted i wish budweiser tasted like this and carried its wallop. De debil wasn’t in this brew, only melancholy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2002
Tremendous Belgian Ale. Extemely drinkable for an 8% beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stijn Cuylle99 (37) - Oostende, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2002
I was disapointed by this one. Bitter, that’s all i can say. Almost no flavors.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2002
Golden with a HUGE head. Citrus and skunk aroma. Spicey honey with some skunky notes. Seems like it’s been exposed to light for too long. I’ll have to try it again sometimes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimmylib (169) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2002


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