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


on tap

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RATINGS: 374   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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bonkiedeaap (261) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle from Bert’s Bierhuis in Utrecht. The beer has yellow/golden color and a large white head with a lot of bubbles. In the aroma tones malts, grains and fruits (a bit lemon like). The taste starts dry and hoppy, but changes in a fruity taste with sweet bitters. The finish is well balanced, long and has some nice bitters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (4492) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2014
Appearance: Clear deep golden color with a fine white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Malty, mild spicy and fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. Slightly sweet and a moderate bitterness. Average carbonation. Oily texture.
Taste: Deep malty, some banana, mild spicy and fruity.
Overall impression: Decent evening sipper.
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget web order, Sweden

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yy0pp (507) - - JUN 28, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 Bottle 33cl. Seraf. Hazy pale color with nice white head. Aroma is spicy , caramel, and some alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tsekouratos (217) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JUN 28, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours golden yellow with a huge white head. Aromas of orange zest, spices, typical Belgian yeast notes and maybe some bread. Tastes pretty much the same, with the spices nicely blended with bread and biscuit notes. Oily mouthfeel, sweet aftertaste, long. Medium body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KoNrRiI (468) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2014
0.75 bottle. Little hazy, pale, gold color and a big, thin, white head. Aroma of pale malts, hops, and spices - a typically Belgian combination with a noticeable yeasty addition. Taste is a bit sourer than expected, not as sweet and spicy as is customary for a Belgian ale. Medium body, slick texture, and average carbonation. Finish is even sourer than the taste, not to a fault but still unexpected. Overall the beer is really mediocre, especially considering the style and brewery’s repute.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorm (1189) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2014
Dunkel lys gyllen farve med lyst skum. Lukt av malt, frukt og krydder. Smak av malt, karamell, banan og gjær. Import.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (1393) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2014
Duft av plomme, gress, jær og sitron. Dunkel lys gulbrun farge. Dekkende hvitt skum, noe heng langs kant. Frisk smak av frukter og noe syrlig gress. Nydelig og lett drukket.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
venom666 (346) - Alicante, SPAIN - JUN 2, 2014
Yellow colored with white persistent foam. Coriander, orange and apple on the aroma. Taste is smooth and balanced, with friuty highlights. Bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1247) - - MAY 28, 2014
Served on tap in a snifter Appearance – The beer is served a light golden color with a one finger head of pure white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is largely as would be expected for a BPA with a decent showing of some fruity smells of orange, peach, and banana along with some spice aromas of pepper and clove. A bit of bubblegum and some candied sugar are there as well along with some hoppy smells of a grassy and lightly floral nature. Taste – The taste begins with a somewhat fruity flavor with the presence of both peach and orange present. Along with the fruity flavors are some light cracker flavors as well as spice of pepper and clove. As the flavor advances, some of the fruity flavors decrease being replaced by bubblegum as well as a bit of yeasty banana. Toward the end some hop flavors also join the flavor profile with them being composed mainly of an earthy and citrus nature. The mix of flavors that is then left at the end of the taste, ends up leaving one with a somewhat clean and crisp BPA flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thin side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The thin body is nice for the crisp nature of the beer and with the average carbonation, which still supported the flavors nicely, creates a nice easy drinker. Overall – A fairly nice and easy drinking BPA. A good one to try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3158) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
Une bouteille partagée. (mention du 16 mai 2016). Un liquide dorée-blond avec une mousse blanche. Un nez simple de malt blond, de grain épicé et d’alcool. Une bouche tout aussi simple sans être simplet. Facile malgré l’alcool.

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