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Lucifer (...-2008)

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


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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2008
From an 11.2 ounce bottle purchased at By The Bottle in Vancouver, WA--Poured a yellow-golden body with a small white head. Yeasty, fruity nose. Spicy with lots of funky esters. Quenching, smooth and finished dry and delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keepersj12 (2714) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2008
About an average Belgian Strong. Very carbonated which gave it a crisp clean finish. Flavor was a bit bland for the style. Not bad but better examples around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackMail (55) - Evergreen, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Poured yellow with little head. Tasted citrus with some hop. Not my favorite belgian ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - JUL 1, 2008
draft. pours light clear yellow, one finger white head. had an aroma that reminded me of white wine. light to moderate body. crisp fruity taste with a light bitter finish and a slight alcohol edge. interesting. didn’t strike me as something to seek out, but it was a pleasant drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gwpom (296) - Akron, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2008
On draft at the Pizza Plant. Was mildly disappointed as it wasn’t as full of body as Belgians usually are. Firm white head that disappeared quickly, cloudy gold color. Smooth, fruity, but I was expecting more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1410) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 30, 2008
Appearance: Dark yellow. Cloudy. Little bit of head, shortlived. Doesn’t look tasty. Golden? Aroma: Fruity, citric. Some hops. Taste: Fruit. Fresh. Hoppy. Alcohol. Info: 330ml bottle, 21/9-2006

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (2819) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2008
clear gold blond coloured sparkling body with a white head a hoppy spicy aroma a spicy hoppy sweet taste with a alcholic bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2271) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2008
Clear blond coloured beer with medium white head and medium carbonation. strong hoppy aroma. Sprankling full palate. Finish is very balanced, a little hoppy and dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2008
330ml bottle served in a Duvel tulip. Pours light gold with a big white head. Smells vegetal, some yeasty spice, herbal. Taste is much more bitter than anticipated, rich maltiness and herbal hops. Slightly warming. Finishes balanced with lingering herbal flavor. For some reason it feels like Victory Prima Pils made with Belgian yeasts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (11191) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2008
Bottle, bought @ Belgisk Bryg, Cph.
Pours pale yellow, good deal of bubbles. Small, frothy white head nice duration. Aroma is a bit metallic, some yeastiness and biscuity malts. Light citrusy. Fine creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is nicely sweet, good maltiness. Still a lingering off-note of metal. Rather sweet and the metal doesn’t do it any favours.

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