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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 13/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Loose, web-like white head sits atop a lemon colored body. Aroma is belgian yeast, biscuit, and honey. Flavor has a citrusy tang to it but is grounded by malt and spice. Not a bad beer but again, not earth-shattering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2008
Golden beer with a creamy white head. Slightly malty aroma but overall neutral. Spicy taste, some alcohol. Malty and alcoholic finish. Not very special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (4210) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2008
OK, so what about the name of this stuff? $7 for a small draft at McGoos in Pgh. Smells like many other belgies. Good clean olfactory, quite interesting. Looks like any other pale yellow beer, clear and pale. Barely any carbonation. Not overly alky in flavor, is refined and you’d never know it was near 9%. Quite smooth for that alky content, I think I feel a buzz coming on. Is a little less refined than a 6% belgie but you gotta expect that. Finish is a little less civilized than I like and more than I expected. Not bad, however, does not live up to the standards of a true belgie like East End Session #9 - Grisette and is not nearly as good as Leute Bokbier for a strong belgie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kassner (1377) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2008
On tap at nagoo’s. belgian Golden Clear and light, but well balanced taste. Licorice, pears and alcohol, carbonation just a tad high, and dome hops. Nice for the type

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pepperford (115) - robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Hazy gold with a thin white head. Sweet and yeasty flavors. Hints of honey, malt, and tinge of grassiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2008
Dark golden colored beer. Wispy, well lasting and layered foam. Polish, leather and fruit aroma isn’t great. Flavor is lightly malty, fruity and sweet. Boozy and poorly balanced, with out any depth. Lacking yeast driven flavors as well. Not dirty, but not clean either. Just a poor Belgian overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Pours hazy gold with a fluffy white head. Medium lacing. Nose of honey, spice, floral hops, herbal notes. Flavor is light fruit, honey malt, herbal notes and spice. Finish is dry, light sesame and herbs, malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2008
Bottle @ home.
Clear light to medium orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, malt and milk sour, moderate yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (280608)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Tap at tylers taproom in durham, nc. Bright gold pour with a thin haze. Definitely some protein coagulation from the yeast. Cloyingly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2008
11.2oz from a beer club. Glowing golden pour, as if lit from within. Some haze in there from the yeasts, and a modest head. Faintly fruity aroma quickly gives way to a strong, sharp smell of hops. A pretender to the throne of Duvel? Most likely. I do enjoy this kind of style, but this brew is too heavy on the sweet malts, giving it a less than fully complex personality. That and the fairly thin mouthfeel makes it mostly a pass.

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