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Lucifer (...-2008)

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

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RATINGS: 567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


LINKBREW's rating

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LINKBREW (101) - Santee, California, USA - SEP 9, 2003
Very lively, great tight head holds throughout the entire glass. Smells of corn, some hops and sugar. Tastes are similar. Good beer.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
luisfelizola (76) - Campinas, BRAZIL - SEP 7, 2014
Cor amarelada, espuma duradoura, turva. Na boca e nariz pão, frutas cítricas. Boa acidez, pouco amargor e boa carbonatação

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2014
One of the Duvel offspring, created by Riva in 1984; when it went bankrupt in 2008, the brewery was taken over by Moortgat, but since Moortgat already had Duvel itself, this particular beer brand was sold to Het Anker. The original Riva version had a hazy light blonde colour and creamy snow white head, a softer and fruitier, but also less inspired character than Duvel and a plastic-like, phenolic finish which bothered me a bit. Nothing compared to the real thing, but enormously improved since Het Anker took it over.

2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
badazito (45) - - JUN 22, 2014
Aroma suave e sem destaque. Coloração amarelo ouro com excelente carbonatação, excelente formação de espuma e excelente retenção da mesma. Sabor muito suave e leve (lembrando nossas AMBEV, embora com teor alcoólico muito mais alto). Cerveja sem destaques (esperava mais dessa cerveja por se tratar do estilo belga)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2014
A: Light golden pale color, slightly cloudy S: Mild clove spice scent along with banana and fruit T: The taste of cloves translate from the nose to the palate strongly, not foreign to these types of beers. I generally don’t like Belgian beers, but I really enjoyed this one. The alcohol content warms as it goes down. O: I liked this beer a lot, I knew I couldn’t go wrong with a name like “Lucifer” and I was right. It was refreshing, clean and light, I look forward to drinking it again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rok1024 (1155) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - DEC 27, 2013
Slightly hazy appearance with a little sedimentation and a massive head. Malty and fruity aroma.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Palme (3591) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2013
0.33l old bottle from Braai Tapperij de Mug in Middelburg. This is a a blurry pale golden one with a big and near everlasting bright white heavy lacing head. The aroma has some dusty spiderweb wibes, some old ripe strawberries, yeast and some Belgian white sugar. It still has a aggressive carbonation level and a thin oily texture in the mouth. The flavor reveals some raw alcohol, white sugar, floral tones, that characteristic Belgian yeast, thin watery lemons and something earthy/dusty. Clearly quite old this. I like the name more than the beer itself, but it’s by no means a bad one. Just a bit, what to say, standard and ordinary? 08.06.2012

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
PriorL (1989) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2013
75cl bottle, expired april 1989! At home, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, no foam whatsoever. NOSE: alcohol, grains, very jenever like. TASTE: jenever again, some sour apples... Very nice experiment, but not worth drinking anymore off course... The regular Lucifer like taste is gone completely. No hops detectable anymore and fruity bitterness is replaced by alcohol warming feeling.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Peltmeister (48) - - JUL 26, 2013
Hoofdsmaak is zuur en wat bitter. Nasmaak is overheersend bitter. Weinig geur. Ruikt naar een ’gewoon’ biertje. Duvel van Moortgat kan ik zeer waarderen, helaas dit biertje stuk minder.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1765) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Classic Belgian golden. Pleasantly in the fruit esther malt department and slightly spicey towards the back and finish. Classic!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Poured from a bottle, pours cloudy light amber, tastes of fight, raspberry and slight metallic. Not bad, not my type. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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