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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11412) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2006
Bottled: Paly yellow coloured. Hazy. Huge white head. Sweetness, yeast, fruit and a light sourness in the aroma. Has some perfume, yeast, sweetness, spice in the flavour. Has some wheat characters. Ends on a somewhat sweet note. Is dry and has give some warmth to lips and palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (11253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2006
Lots of lace, pure yeasty taste with some spiciness, corriander and pepper and citrus and fairly malted though not overly sweet, medium body, drying finish from sugar and aggressive carbonation. Somewhat astringent lemony mouthfeel otherwise Easy drink. Cole’s Belgium fest sample.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10884) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Gold pour. Super malty aroma with some alcohol and yeast. Flavor is yeasty and fruity. warming as it goes down. Fruity and good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2010
Name: Lucifer
Date: August 17, 1997
Mode: Bottle
Source: total beverage, DC
Appearance: slightly hazy yellow, large frothy head, lots of visable carbonation
Aroma: spicy hop aroma with a touch of clove
Body: light body
Flavor: flavor has a slight bitter hop finish, hint of alcohol esters

Name: Lucifer
Date: November 09, 1997
Mode: draft
Words: map room
light and innocent, sweet

Name: Lucifer
Date: November 20, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
Appearance: hazy gold, frothy white head, layers of lace
Aroma: sweet and bready aroma, nice spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of breadyness, nice spicyness, touch of candy, fruity esters with essence of peach and apricot, light bitterness finishes it out

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (10663) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2003
Clear, straw-colored brew. Frothy, white head with nice lacing. Low marks for aroma. LIGHT STRUCK! I can't believe a brown-bottled brew is skunked. Otherwise, the aroma is of coriander and yeast. Smells like a high ABV hefe. The flavor is well-balanced with warm alcohol, fuzzy fruit and banana. Full-bodied with a fizzy mouthfeel. Long, spicy, alcoholic finish. Overall, not a bad brew. A good one, actually. My bottle was way off as I have tried, but not rated this beer previously!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (10593) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2007
330 mL bottle. Pours a light golden color with a HUGE frothy thick white head. The aroma is a light malt with banana and citrus notes. Lacing stains the glass on this one. The taste is honey and a sweet vanilla finish. A well done belgian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10423) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2008
[8,5% version] Hazy golden with medium head. Sweet yeasty aroma. Sweet yeasty flavor with dominant alcohol note. Unbalanced but refreshing....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 1, 2008
Botella, courtesy of Plovman. Unclear golden colour. Sweet yeasty and malty bit alcoh aroma. Good mouthfeel. The flavour has a soft fruity sweetness with yeast and malt along with a mild bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (10187) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 25, 2005
Very pale golden coloured, very long lasting big rocky white head; fruity (bananas; orange (?)) and a bit alcoholic nose with some hints of herbal hoppiness; very fizzy; sweetish, fruity, soft taste, dominated by some alcohol; turning into a long lasting, dry hoppy aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (10000) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Bottle from The Epicurean. Pours a hazy shade of intense gold with a big, frothy, white head that lasts even through the repour. The aroma is heavy citrus, some candi sugar and barnyardy funk notes, and floral spiciness. The mouthfeel is lively but not dense, with flavors of spicy florals, citrus, some barnyard, and a dry finish.

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