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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2003
Pours clear yellow body, with slightly hazy effervescent body and a good head. Aroma is spicey with strong yeast dominance. A sweetness becomes prominent and passes over the tongue quickly. Very dry bitter finish with hot alcohol notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2004
Fitting for number 666. Very pale straw coloured beer with a huge lasting head. Big yeasty aroma, apricot/peachy fruit, green apple, black pepper spiciness, and more hoppy aromas than I was expecting, with a hop profile reminiscent of Orval, grassy and herbal. Flavour is quite light and refreshing, yeast, spice, some fruitiness. Ethanol is noticible. Very good, if a little thin-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8926) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2005
(bottle) Light yellow colour with big foamy white head. Aromas of hops and yeast with a little bit of straw and grass. Mild malty taste with a acidic dry hoppy finish & alcoholic in the positive way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8798) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8795) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2006 Bottle. Clear gold color, soda-like bubbles in a large white head. Nose has some spicy yeast and some fishy vinegar aromas. Flavor is spritzy alcohol and a biting sharp grainy flavor. Very plain nose, but harsh on the tongue and in the finish, with a heavy fuel alcohol coating. Stinging carbonation as well.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8795) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUN 9, 2003
Pale yellow, hazy. Thick, fast collapsing very white head. Nose of grain, seemingly some wheat too. Very grassy aroma, or unripe fruit. Grainy taste. Sugar-candi dryness, slightly spicey impression. Dry mouthfeel. Alcohol is there, but well masked. Long dry aftertaste. Somehow, and from the very beginning, I've always thought of this beer as of a super-strong Dentergems wit, rather than as a Duvel-competitor. It has characteristics of both, anyway. Like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2004
Draught - White Horse - Parsons Green London SW6. A golden coloured beer with bananas and spices on the aroma. The taste has coriander, lemon, wheat, perfume and roses. Having said all that though its a bit thin. OK though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2002
Oak dryness and flowery bitterness…Citrus esters and clovers…Yeasty and…that’s it…One amongst many others…

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (8699) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2006
Bottle from Sainsburys. Clear golden colour, slight fruitiness detected and some yeatiness. Not bad but not up there with some of the better Belgian golden ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8116) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2008
33cl bottle. It actually was the last bottle the bar had and could not get more due to the brewery going bankrupt. Pours golden with thin white head. Aroma is hoppy, yeasty lightly fruity. Taste was sweet, citrusy and yeasty. Found the beer to be extremelly sweet and complex.

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