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Lucifer (...-2008)

Formerly brewed at Riva Brouwerij (Moortgat)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Dentergem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 565   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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 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 (389) - 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 (2814) - 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 (7099) - NUNEATON, Top 13, 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
CapFlu (4462) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2003
(Bottle) Bizarre aroma for a Belgian Strong - smells more like an American swill Malt Liquor? Grassy, tin nose mixed with a mild malt and some lemony-fruitness. Huge, non-dissipating, white head. Belgian Ale flavour yet watery and non-complex. Finishes smooth and lame.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Cool name. Cool label. Mediocre beer. Hazy golden body with a big, frothy white head. Aroma was sweet: honey, peaches, maybe apples. Some spice. Feels artificial in the mouth. Like a sauce or a cleaning product. Not a real beer feel. The flavor seems to have a lot going on but none of it is successful. In the end, itís just bittersweet without character. A beer with this name should kick ass and make you want to dance with the devil.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - APR 7, 2005
(on bottle) Hazy, pale yellow. Pear-sents with a citric applepeal note. Taste is not that complex; ībit like wet cardboard and that impression lingers in the finish too.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2005
Bottle. Really expected a bit more out of this devil brew. Sweet yet spicy and pungent. Just not my thing. What the hell were they thinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2001
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2007 Bottled. Time for a re-rate I thought. And it didnít turn out to good for Lucifer. Donít know whether my tastebud changed or the beer did, but really donít like it anymore. Couldnít finish the whole bottle. Hoppe herbal and light grainy aroma. Pale yellow color, light hazy, white head, good lace. Bitter, some veggies, medicinal bitterness. Alcoholic and metallic. Hard drink, harder to finish.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2002
Awful aroma, quite possibly the worst I have ever encountered. I thought it had skunked, although the flavor was not that bad. hoppy finish with a nice citrus zing up front. Sweet. Yet the odor ruined it for me, so much that i could not even finish the beer.

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