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

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RATINGS: 473   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).


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuedmaster (325) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 31, 2015
I like the newer version better than the pre-2009 brew. Pour is very nice, hazy, rich gold with a thick, creamy, white head that lasts and leaves lacing. Aroma of pear, honey, coriander...quite nice. Tows the line of refreshing and light drinkability matched with enough malt, hops, and alcohol kick to take you where you want to go. Spicy feel on the tongue, somewhat sour finish, very strong Belgian character. I’m glad that I revisited this ale, would recommend.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
One2remeber (235) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Bottle 24/10/2013. Pear fruit, wet clay, no hops, heavy fruity esters. Perhaps taste of dormant yeast in bottle. Not much to rate.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
nickel (808) - - OCT 9, 2015
Aroma of yeast, malt, spices Sweet taste of malt with dominant taste of yeast Not too good for me

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (1513) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - OCT 4, 2015
BOTTLE 33 CL. Clear golden, giant white head. Beautiful aroma with notes of white grapes, honey, green pepper, some spicy alcohol. The taste is much more simple - pale malts with alcoholic dryness, spicy. Gets a bit watery in the finish. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (14656) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle, 8%. Faint hay and grain aroma. Hazy golden colour. Good stable white head. The flavour is fruity and vinous at first. Gets acidic, clean and once again fruity in the finish. OK clean. Very high carbonation but pleasant enough.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (4689) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear golden with airy but stable white head. Clear aroma of hops and flowers, with notes of malt and hints of yeast. Bitter, hoppy flavour with fruity and spicy notes and touches of malt. Bitterish and acetic aftertaste. Warming alcohol presence. Quite reasonable.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
agbonavita (2) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - AUG 30, 2015 does not count
I expected more. I like the color and taste but it is not the best one in the style. I liked the 8% alchool.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ForlornHope (286) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
33 cl bottle at home. Clear, blonde colour with a large white head. Aroma: lots of spicy, peppery hop with a yeast and malt background. Taste: slight sweetness then lots of dry, bitter hoppiness. Finish is dry and bitter with lots of peppery hop. Strong, but balanced with lots of hopping. Pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (16047) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle from Terre de Boissons Calais and drunk at home. Hazy gold colour lasting white head. Some esters, some lemon on the aroma. OK in the mouth, a little dirty perhaps. Some peppery spicy hop on the finish. It’s ok but nothing special.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
ogre71 (234) - Utah, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Metallic taste not what I expect from a Beligan ale wouldn’t get this one again.


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