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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2003 another beer offering duvel the sincerest form of flattery. very pale with enormous frothy, excited head. smells of raw barley grain, tinned fruit, and faintly of glue (ingredients list contained a few numbers...). lightly salty, smooth honey body followed by burst of raw vodka, and a moderate bitterness that dries everything up in a very abrupt finish. rer8: nasty chemical taste. blah.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SilkTork (5542) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2002
This has a pale ale quality, but is not really impressive.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2003
Reminded me alot of Tsingtao. A bit of a buttery and at the same time fruit essence, that tasted strongely of cheap liquor. It went down very warm and then the aftertaste hits you and has a bit of a bite. Not one of my favorites.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ni209 (67) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2003
i found nothing extraordinary about this beer. an average ale that didn't have any real kick or distinctive characteristics. maybe it was skunked, for the biotch is in a green bottle (when will the learn?). may try it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Laf-o (41) - Toronto, Ontario, POLAND - MAY 11, 2003
I can see some of the apeal in this brew, unfortunatelly to me it seems like the proportions between igridients are way off and the resulting brew is bunch of ingridients fighting for space, I simply couldnt finish it...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClarkVV (5804) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2005 ALCOHOL! This isnt as bad as belzebuth, but it’s not much better. May be my bottle that I got at Beers of the World in Rochester. Super burny alcohol flavor dominates. Tastes spicy and slightly sweet though the alcohol just angers me. Has some decent muted fruit flavors. I think I tried this at too high a temperature. Lots of ester flavors. Not seein all of this hops that they talk about, has a weird grainy/watery taste in the body and finishes unbalanced. Needs to either be cellared or drank at a very cold temperature. Pours orange yellow, and is slightly cloudy with some red tinges. Has a HUGE head. Nice powerful aroma of malt, yeast and ALCOHOL. Another DNF at the time, (though I later got drunk and drank it anyways)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2003
Sweet citrus esters in the aroma. Pours to a puffy white head with large bubbles that dissipates quick;y with marginal lacing. Mildly estery without being forceful. Alcohol apparent in the finish. Nice smooth, silky mouthfeel. Bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2004
Pale golden colour with a large frothy white head and some decent lacing. Lemon aroma with a hint of vanilla. The initial taste was terrible, bitter and acidic, spice and medicine, but towards the end (of the stubby) it was passable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2004
Ok, ill be the first to admit it...I bought this one soley because of the cool name. Pours a pale cloudy yellow with an imense amount of white thick head. Aroma is citrus with a tad bit of hops. Feel on the palate is extremely bubbly and carbonated. Taste is a mix of citrus and malt. Kinda bland. Overall, I wish i would have looked past the name and bought something else.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2003
Slightly hazy golden; aroma of alcohol, peach, biscuit, slight bit of paint thinner (effin' Riva again with the phenols), faint cardamom. Body has a plasticy, fizzy feel. Peppery character, a little bread, a little acidity. These wanna-be Duvels have a tough time coming into the same ballpark - gives me more respect for the original.

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