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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2005
bottle. Nice clear yellow pour with a big fluffy white head and decent lacing. Nose is all hops. The beer itself is much like Duvel, with an extra dose of hops. Flavor is fruity, a little sweet, yet smooth and tasty. Hops come through at the finish fairly bold, with a bitter aftertaste. Also a little barnyard at the finish. Its not as good as Duvel, but still very good. Alcohol is well hidden in the flavor. Seemed balanced just fine to me, but if you dont like the hops and bitter finish/aftertaste you wont like it. I enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericnixon (743) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2005
On tap at Het Elfde Gebod in Amsterdam. Served in the awesome, mushroom-shaped Lucifer glass, I might add. Aroma of fresh cut grass with a twinge of spicy. Nice golden color. Fruity, hoppy taste with some spices thrown in there for good measure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2005
Hopsy, even a minty-grassy taste. Delicious. Had this at íau trappistesí, rue st. denis, paris. Very friendly staff there, and excellent selection.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2005
Slightly cloudy yellow beer with a fair white head. Citric and very alcoholic aroma. This continued in the taste, which was fruity, slightly creamy and had agreeable bitterness at the finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2007
The aroma was estery and fruity with a phenolic presence of pepper spice. The aroma was earthy and had a bit of caramel with a candy sweetness to boot. As the head fell the aroma became citrusy with a bit of orange. The beer poured into the glass clear golden straw with a large bubbled white head which lasted for days and laced the glass. The flavor was dry from the get go with a lightly metallic nature and an herbal hop flavor. The bittering was earthy and moderate but still allowed the caramel and candy flavors to come through. The flavor was fruity and had only a slight bit of phenolic pepper character. The finish was dry with lasting light fruit and spice into the aftertaste. The body was medium but the high carbonation made it spritzy on the palate. The warming from alcohol post consumption was moderate. All in all a tasty beverage. 11.2 ounce stubbie bottle. BBF 04/2010

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac4016 (114) - bill clinton, ICELAND - JAN 29, 2008
golden pour with nice thick head,malty on nosing. on palate clean malt with nice hop balance, i like this beer. it is clean and the malt hop balance is right on, at least for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2008
33cl bottle n 2/09/2008. Clear light gold with a foamy, medium white that has good structure and persistence. Aroma of honey, light fruit, bread, and some spice. Quite effervescent with a lively mouthfeel, light to medium in body, and leaves a very clean palate. Some light maltiness quickly gives way to a refreshing bitterness and long, softly dry, finish. I enjoyed this, seems under-rated to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2008
Orangeyellow colour,carbonation is good,head frothy and lasting.Aroma,malt,raisins,alcohol strong,nutmeg,cinnamon.Flavour,spicey,malt,ginger, taste of herbs,meaty,mushroom,superb flavour,nutty,flavours are very good.Finish is swet and bitter,herb,spice,good ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2008
I wonder if thereís a high degree of bottle variation because I thought this was quite underrated. Deep golden, slightly orange hazy pour with a very active head. Yeasty aromas of fruit and vanilla/almond extract. After warming and tasting, the flavor became more specifically peach/apricot (very distinctly to me, actually), almond extract, yeast, and a peppery nicely dry finish. I hadnít had this beer in over ten years, but had remembered loving it. My memory proved correct!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chantdaddy (19) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2008
750ml bottle. Different label than one pictured on RateBeer. Not a bad beer at all. Meets all the requirements of the style... golden, evedent malt, spicy, Belgain ale yeast flavor, and alcohol. Just as the commercial description says, this is actually fruity, which I donít personally find too much with Belgian golden ales...Iím guessing this is, in part, due to use of orange peel (another clue is the large amount of suspended "stuff" in the beer). Iím not tasting coriander, and I think that most of the spicy character comes from the yeast itself. Iíve had lots of Belgains that I didnít bother commenting on, but this one is notable... not the best, but quite good. It definately deserves a better rating on here. Good work Liefmans!

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