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Lucifer (...-2008)

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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%
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.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 28, 2003
pretty bad stuff. tastes of stale yoghurt and batteries with a drop or 2 of metho

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7241) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2008
On Draft at Philly Train Station. Pours a clear golden body with thick, soapy white head that remains for awhile. The aroma is all yeast and alcohol. The taste is all alcohol - didnt really prefer this one.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (7209) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2008 Bottle (BB Apr/10). Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, husks), lightly hoppy (herbs), lightly yeasty (basement, mold), with light notes of plastic and pineapple juice. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. A beginner’s strong golden ale, if that makes any sense. Simple aroma with a few minor off notes, simple and light/sweet flavor balance. Not much going on here.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2005
A Mes rate: Very very similar to Duvel. Citric, yeasty but with some extra spice as compared to Duvel. Huge rocky head that dies all too quickly. Plenty of malt and a little of something sweet vanilla? cream? Alcohol is clearly there and its all rounded off with plenty of spice. Very much like a spicy Duvel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogivlado (7058) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 7, 2007
Bottled(330ml). -Cloudy yellow coloured, medium sized airy white head, acidic estery nose. The aroma is malty and fruity with strong notes of spices and pepper. Some acidic yeasty notes in the finish. Decent brew. 8.5%ABV

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7054) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2004
"Please allow me to introduce myself, I'm a man of wealth and taste..." - Mick Jagger - "Sympathy for the Devil" Beautiful looking pour - light champagne colored with an everpresent soft white head with good lacing. Light, fresh yeasty aroma. Very refreshing flavor - but not much there. Pick up faint straw notes and a little bit of vanilla, but not much else. Very smooth mouthfeel and the alcohol is hidden well.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (6663) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2012 Bottle from Berts Bierhuis in Utrecht, Holland. Light hazy golden colour with a white head. Fruity winish nose. Sweet and fruity flavour with some spicy notes

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6646) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Clear straw color with minimal head. Decent smell of black pepper, dry malts, earthy yeast. Nice dry malt flavor with earthy yeasty spices that are lightly sweet. Enjoyedthis one. 62606

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsniclas (6532) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2008
Bottled. Golden with a white, fluffy head. Bready, malty aroma; wet breadcrumbs. Boring flavour. Some grassy bitterness with slco-feel and some spicy broth.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6526) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2005
750ml corked bottle served in my Duval snifter (for which Dr. Evil would be happy) :

Display a beautiful crystal clear golden hue with a initial large fizzy head which fades but never disappears, good lacing as well. The aroma has notes of fresh citrus and apple, clean european bittering hops and some spicy hops too, a touch of candi sugar and honey lingering about. The taste starts with a malty and sugary sweetness followed by a run of the mill grassy bitterness. The undertone of mango, grapefruit, and apple does provide some depth that leads to a lightly peppery and vanilla finish. The feel is quite lively and snappy and the alcohol is well hidden yet I find myself wanting a little more heft from the brew. An just okay beer and would almost be a session ale if not for the ABV. Has many have stated, this is no Duval (but few Belgian Strongs are). Well, time to rinse out the glass and pour the real stuff in there.


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