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Brewed by Brouwerij Het Anker
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Mechelen, Belgium

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
New version of Lucifer brewed by Anker (after the take-over of Riva-Liefmans by Moortgat).


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremyh70 (1025) - Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2015
On tap at Max and Joes 2014. A cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of yeast, some mild fruits. Taste is fruity, spicy, malts, a touch of alcohol and just a bit of hops. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation..

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (11563) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle at the second 42nd Floor Tasting. It pours hazy pale gold with a thick white head. The nose is paper, straw, grassy, powdery, floral, light spice and lemon peel. The taste is toasty, earthy, lemon rinse, white bread, cracker, grass and some warming alcohol. Medium body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Drinks pretty easy for what it is. A bit sweet of course, but actually alright.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
susonagger (161) - spain, - DEC 10, 2015
golden ale de color dorado pálido, con elevado nivel de carbónico y mucha espuma nívea, que a pesar de la alta graduación permanecía durante largo rato en gran parte sustentada por la acentuada carbonatación, que en este caso resta sabor adormeciendo las papilas gustativas, y creando una sensación de picor un tanto desagradable, acentuada por especias como el clavo. Aromáticamente afrutada y especiada, de gusto ácido y con un regusto seco, muchos cerveceros la consideran una imitación no muy lograda de la Duvel, sin llegar a su nivel y una vez probada lo cierto es que es precisamente la descripción más acertada

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5437) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2015
11.2oz/33cL bottle with a double label (lucky, I guess?) and a marking of 31/07/12 on the bottom [Dutch] one. Nose sweet and candyish, pours clear but dark golden with a huge level of carbonation and a huge, frothing white head. Taste is dry and digestible with alcohol warmth and strength, sweetness at the edges but only wispy and not from sugar. Malt is thin and pils-y, body is thin but supported by the bubbles. Relatively clean but a little muddled and generally bland. Very delicate bitterness with a smidgen of hay, dash of wood. Not too much character from the yeast (downright neutral for a Belgian). Efficient alcohol transference mechanism with a shade of naughty class? [2015.12.09: 3.3]

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nazzty (1212) - Ödĺkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2015
The brew fails too short on a dominant alcohol flavor. Behind this there is a sweet maltiness and slight crisp hop flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bozo_skeleton (911) - Grenoble, FRANCE - DEC 3, 2015
Blonde doree, peu de carbo et petit collet Cereale, herbe et fruits Corps moyen mais un poil trop de sucre. Finale herbeuse et amertume mesurée

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StilleStorm (1311) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2015
DAA; Bottle 33 cl., from Vinmonopolet. Pours large, hazy gold with a fading bobble frothy and lacing white head. Nose is moderate, malt, citric apple, yeast, light bread, and spice. Taste is moderat sweet and light bitter with a light warming and somewhat lasting spice finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is lively.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4355) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2015
Clear golden colour, white head. Malty aroma, straw, light grass. Malty flavour, apple, light yeast. Malty finish, yeast.
(from 33cL bottle @ home)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2015
10th November 2015
Tower 42 Tasting 2. Lightly hazy gold beer, good pale cream head. Palate is light and semi dry. Fine carbonation. Super light fluffy malts, sweetish. Light floral things and mild candy fruits. Crystallised fruits. Smooth finish. Typical Belgian sweetness, hides the sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (8079) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2015
Bottle shared at Canary wharf tasting . 10/11/2015. Thanks to Paul for this one. Translucent yellow / straw coloured pour with a lasting white frothy. Aroma is apple, phenols, rubber, Belgian yeast character. Flavour is composed of spicy Belgian phenols, apple, rubber, semi sweet malts, tangy apple. Palate is semi sweet, airy frothy carbonation, drying finish.


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