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

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RATINGS: 356   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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New version of Lucifer brewed by Anker (after the take-over of Riva-Liefmans by Moortgat).


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (3878) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 25, 2010
Bottle at the Hopdevil in Zagreb
Poured a murky dark yellow-golden body. Soft, nice chalky orangey nose with some light notes of banana showing up. Better than expected. The taste is quite a bit different though. It remains soft, and the mouthfeel is very nice. The taste is, however, crackery and slightly bready, slightly sweet and yoghurty, with a very light bitter note near the end. Quite balanced. Not the tastiest beer around but a very good beer for itsí style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Sampled on tap, April 2010 @ Brasserie Beck, Washington DC
A blonde colored beer, the aroma is somewhat fruity, with a light herbal component, some menthol hop touches, honey-like malt sweetness underneath which are some biscuit aromatics, but really more cracker-like grain notes.

The flavor has a big straw-grain component that leads into a cracker and pale-biscuit flavor. Honey-like malt character adds a sweetness to the brew. This actually has a really nice malt character to it, but the hops are quite noticeable at this point too; hints of mint and light lemon round out the hop flavors. This is light textured, as expected, but nicely quaffable and of course way to drinkable for the style.

This is quite enjoyable and it drinks like a big, lower alcohol brew, by which I mean at 8% it is dangerously drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jaghana (3700) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUN 2, 2010
On tap @ Nelson Strasbourg. Pours a golden beer almost without head. It tastes bitter and pungent taste, bit disappointed, body medium and dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Pours murky blonde with an enormous white foamy head that grew annoyingly large even when poured very gently. Nose is quite sweet with fruitiness and a little belgian yeast to it. Flavor isnít all that interesting....very standard belgian strong ale maltiness with the hints of citrus, alcohol, and subdued hoppiness usually found in the style. Leaves a sugary taste and feeling in your mouth...almost like after drinking soda. I expected much more from something named "Lucifer".

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Bottle. Gold and clear. Fizzy scant head has no lace. Bandaid and rubberband taints the aroma, which could on the other hand be interpreted as resinous...It tastes better than it smells, giving the beer the benefit of the doubt there. High carbonation, quite fizzy. The resin does come out more, leaving the rubberband and bandaid behind. Nice dry, resinous finish with a touch of honey in the middle. Ends up having a decent complexity and is quite fun.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Abio (1550) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2010
Bottle. Lightly orange, yellow. Big white head, that holds ok. Hoppy-citruspiced smell. Not a bad smell at all for me. Full taste of bread, frtuis and spices. Not bad at all, expected less from this one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (1924) - Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Hazy straw/amber color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of malt, yeast, & subtle fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, spicy hops, fruit, and some caramel; Finish is slight bitter; Fairly well balanced; Overall, quite decent - I enjoyed it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
capali1234 (272) - HUNGARY - MAY 21, 2010
A little hazy pale yellow colored beer, with a white head. The aroma of fruity malts like citrus and yeast.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (2569) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2010
750 ml. bottle. Pours a huge white, tiny bubbled head, which gradually subsides into a lasting sea foam, with extensive lacing, over a hazy yellow (SRM 5) body.....nose is light cereal, with apple, pear, bit of citrus.......taste is light cereal to start, then light apple, pear finishing with a pleasant pepper, a light sweetness lingers throughout....mouth feel is light, carbonation high. This is a typical Belgian Golden Strong and meets the style almost perfectly. It has the appearance, nose, taste and mouth feel one expects. My only complaints are that it may be a bit too sweet, and lacks complexity. . BJCP 7/3/13/5/7

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2010
Dull tan with thick haze. No particular head this time around. The aroma is apple, with other fruits and some dusty yeast influence. On the palate, this is brighter. There is a pear/apple note, a firm alcohol presence, an understated slightly biscuity pale malt notes and the yeast character is dry without being overwhelming. It finishes fruity - mango, pineapple and things like that. I like the new Lucifer, itís not Duvel but itís not bad.


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