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


on tap

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RATINGS: 478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
New version of Lucifer brewed by Anker (after the take-over of Riva-Liefmans by Moortgat).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (16248) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2011
Bottle. A more or less clear one, straw to golden in color and with a dense, white head of moderate size. Some lacings. Fruity, alcoholic nose with grainy hints and a spice touch. Pale malts and lots of white sugar, some wheaty toffee too, and a spiced hint. And of course alcohol. Medium body, sweetish yet rather dry, and finishing with a pleasant bitterness. A beer that seems to be made to compete with Duvel, but it’s far from that good, rather edgy actually. 110624

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (7194) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2011
Bottle.Pours pale yellow with a big fast dissipating white head.Aroma yeast, sugar, alcohol and malt.Flavor is sweet and fruity with some sugar, wheat and toffee.Medium body, lively carbonation.Kinda nice and somewhat dangerous beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Veeks (62) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2011
had at french restaurant and was pretty happy, grass, earthy, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, long finish, good rep of belgium ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUN 3, 2011
[Bottle @ YardHouse] Clouded golden appearance, good head formation. Plenty of yeast and coriander spice in the aroma. Banana yeast, malty palate, fruity, alcohol noticeable a little excessively sugarry. Drank this as a third beer and found it to be a little too sweet, a little cloying. Might have tasted better as a first on a warmer day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2011
Clear golden pour with moderate carbonation. Big head that leaves a little lacing. Dry clean finish. Decent and totally drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (10530) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2011
330ml bottle at Bierbrasserie Cambrinus, shared with Finn. Patchy surface to a golden body. Sweet fruity aroma, slightly spicy. Spiced fruity taste, along with berries. Warming alcohol. Ok with the food (Brugge, 04.05.2011).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nekronos (3936) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 30, 2011
Good in every single feature. I do not know why they changed the phormula but it has nice aroma and ffoam. A little simple after some zips.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Bottle. Not sure of the vintage, but I’d assume that it is a 2009+. Pours with a clear golden hued body with a cream white head. Good retention. Aromas of coriander, clove, phenols and esters. Alcohol, candi sugar, and light plastic. Minimal malt notes. Flavors are dry and alcoholic with esters, pepper, clove, candi sugar and orange peel. Lively bubbles, dry and creamy. Warming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8435) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2011
Bottlew. High fluffy long lasting white head. Hazy yellow body. Mild fruity sweet aroma. Sweet fruity malty flavor with an acidic note. Low carbonation. Long sweet aftertaste. Alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tderoeck (7598) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 16, 2011
15/05/2011 75cl bottle @ Brouwerij Het Anker - BB: 21/4/2014 (2011-207)

Very little cloudy blonde beer, white aery head, dissipates fast, non adhesive. Aroma: fruity, candi sugar. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: citrus, little fruity, bit of sugar. Hops are present but only very faintly. Aftertaste: more fruitiness, citrus, a bit chemical even, some malts and again very faint hop presence. If you want to play in the Duvel league, you need more hops, I think. But maybe keeping the EBU low, was one of the conditions when they bought the brand from Moortgat?

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