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


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New version of Lucifer brewed by Anker (after the take-over of Riva-Liefmans by Moortgat).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2011
On tap at Proof, poured with a huge frothy head. Sweet aroma, a bit of bitterness through the middle. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5366) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Hazy golden blond with a tall, delicate white head. Aroma is yeasty and floral with fruit notes, soft spice, and an odd herbal note. Taste is initially sweet with strong malt and fruit notes and light candied notes, then transitions to a grassy, dusty yeast, and herbal flavored beer. Some floral hops come through as well. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Dry on the back end as well. Ends with more candy notes, sweet malt, floral hops, grassy notes, and dusty yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (4406) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2013 (15/03/2011) bottle@Pater’s Vaetje: yellow with fluffy/creamy head, served in a nice Lucifer snifter glass, slightly sweet, spicy/dry hops, fruits (bit of apple, minor pears), freshly baked bread, bubblegum, dry ending & overall dry, hint bitter finish, better than Duvel //// Tried an aged 75 of this one, bit more straightforward & touch less invigorating than I remember, still solid, prefer Duvel these days over this one

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2011
Cloudy hazy golden color with a thick very longlasting head. Little aroma and very metallic taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sdaniel90 (443) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle, 33cl. Pours a crystal clear, golden colour with a magnificent foamy, white, Belgian head. Great lacing, the head really saves the appearance, the colour is macro-yellow. Aroma is nice and yeasty, hinting lots of sweet malts and spices. Taste seems heavy at first, but isn’t really complex at all. Basement flavours and not much all. Palate is poor as well, some light bitterness that ends up seeming just a touch artificial. Disappointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2011
Stephen Rich’s bottle. An enormous white foamy head on golden body. Fresh yeasty aroma. Smooth mouthfeel, and good drinkability, creamy even. Good hops, this is a winner for pale Belgians. Het Anker does this one good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (6988) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2011
Dark yellow and unclear. Has a white head, mostly lasting. Aroma is sweet and malty, fruity notes too. Meat, faint. Flavor starts heavy sweet, finish light bitter. Creamy texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (5001) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2011
bread, toast, roasty, amber, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, salty, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2011
head: white, away fast
smell: malts, licqour, alcohol, sweet, smells to me like a blended duvel/piraat only sweeter
taste: vintage, high carbonated , skunky malty start , sweetness and high irony taste afterwards, end is dry and grassy , i’m dissapointed since i tought it was gonna be a ok beer cause of the smell .... too bad ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cucuma (89) - kontich, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2011 Brewed by "Het Anker" I preffer the tap more than the bottle. Good blond beer, fruity, soft bitterness.

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