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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 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 14, 2004
(750 ml bottle, $7) Right off the bat, I have issues with this beer; The nose smells similar to a mass produced American lager with just a light touch of yeast and wheat aromas; The flavor is very light compared to most Belgian beers, being lightly sweet and mildly bitter with some mild spice and yeast, especially toward the finish; Light golden color and slightly cloudy; The palate is dry, moderately alcoholic, and well carbonated, but also light bodied, which certainly suits the beer; Pours with a huge, bubbly, very white head; Retention is pretty good, lacing is okay; This is one of the lightest Belgian beers I can remember drinking, and certainly not worth $7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 3, 2004
Awful. terrible bottle of ale. Looks like ginger ale. Very bubble head with zero substance. Flavors are terrible. Dead yeast, rotten grain and rubbing alcohol. Afwul purchase. Drainpour. G-rat

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rsans (125) - Pont-Rouge, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2006
bottle. Aroma is yeasty, bread, and something else!!!which is bizarre for a Belgian strong ale. Alcohol flavor dominates. The odour has ruined it for me. Has a very peculiar grainy/watery taste in the body and finish. Sour taste and unbalanced in my opinion. Not really impressive. Disappointing Belgian Ale

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Garrat (1331) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2006
Bottle.light amber with a medium head,aroma of lemon and spice,taste is yeasty with some fruit and alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2003
I am not impressed. I look forward to trying anything from Belgium. In this case however my optimism was unfounded. Bitter, sour taste and unbalanced in my opinion. I tend to be a hopp head but even the hopps in this beer was poorly done. Gold color with a large white mostly lasting head. Mod lacing but the flavor aspects did not live up to the visual. Pass on this poor attempt at a belgium

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2005
Pale yellow with bathwater head that settles into a thin quiet white foam. Aroma is more winter melon than any scent described in the commercial description. Flavour is lighlty fruity and heavy on the baking soda foaminess without much body to hold it. Perhaps a better summer beer or a poor Duvel clone.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 30, 2006
Bottle. Pours greenish golden yellow with huge soapy white head. The aroma is hay, soap, yeast, and some lemon. The flavor is very lemony and very astringent. There is a ton of yeast twang, too, and some alcohol burn in the finish. The flavor is very aggressive, but not satisfying. Iím not a fan of this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2006
Bottle. You know, I love Belgians, but this one didnít fit the bill for me. Light and extremely dry with too many creepy floaters. I donít mind yeast and some particles, but this was like frog eggs... slimy and disgusting. Nose was yeasty and a bit of hops along with that sweet tangy Belgian smell. Also, their was almost a fusel alcohol flavor and wispiness up into the nose. I wish I liked it, but I think it sucks. Maybe Iíll try another after seeing the rating here... maybe not.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
LinusStick (3234) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2007
Iíve had a bad run with Belgians. This beer deserves to spend eternity with the one on the label. No aroma. Pour was a hazy pee color with a 4 finger head. The taste was way too carbonated and not very tasty. Stick a pitch fork in this one....itís done in my book.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2008
Misty gold with bathfoam suds. Soapy, rubbery, alcoholic aroma with traces of marmalade and pine. Aggressively booze-sodden with lurking antiseptic notes. Pointless, pleasureless administration of alcohol to the central nervous system. Pissed comprehensively over by Duvel. Canít be bothered.

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