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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (3031) - California, USA - MAY 2, 2011
2 May 2011, bottle. very very pale yellow, clear, steady bubbles, frothy white head. has a big alcohol and yeasty nose. some coriander as well. thin/med body and moderately fizzy. lots of alcohol. this one is definitely 8%. rather disappointing overall. not much of the sweet aspect of most belgian strong ales. a very dry white wine taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 30, 2011
Hazy yellow in hue and exploding with head, Lucifer smells like a ripe old lemon rind with a dash of spice. Medium in body, formidable in strength, the devil tastes like herbaceous lemon peels, creamed tangerines and peppery yeast. I’d like this to be a little more dry in the finish, but otherwise not bad. Like most heftier Belgians, this brew will get much better as it warms and will taste devilishly awful when cold.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (3636) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2011
33cl bottle. Pours a cloudy, golden colour with a lot of bubbles and a very generous head. The nose has lemon zest, herbs and cream. The taste has more creamy lemon and some malt. There is also a grassy note in the middle. The palate has big structure, a creamy texture and the finish cleans somewhat . Overall, an enjoyable beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (4082) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 29, 2011
33 cl bottle. Pours a light blond with a huge white foamy head. Aroma of florals and yeast. Taste is somewhat sweet but finishes with a light bitterness. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3740) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2011
Bottle at home. Blonde pour, huge foamy white head. Aroma is spicy malts, flowery Belgian hops, some sugars and slightly yeasty. Flavor is somewhat sweet, quite spicy bitter and with some alcohol in the finish. Quite boring brew, but not bad. Lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2901) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a foamy white head. Fruity and yeasty aroma with citrus, light banana and alcohol. Flavor was sweet and malty with subtle caramel, yeast, fruit, faint citrus and notes of some spices with a lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (2019) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2011
750 ml bottle (cage and cork). Full carbonation with a cloudy golden yellow pour that leaves a huge light frothy soapy head with sticky lacing. Aroma is lemon citrus and grassy malt and yeast. Taste is more lemon citrus and bitter with a finishing yeast malt flavor. Palate is thin and very fizzy ( like a soda) and leaves a dry finish and wanting more. I haven’t had this close to 6 years and am glad I finally picked up a bottle again.

   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 (5486) - 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 (4940) - 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

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