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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borresteijn (4564) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2009
On tap at 3rd Brugs BF. Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of yeast, fruits, mainly apples. Flavour is yeasty, green apple, fruity, sharp alcoholic bitter finish. Medium bodied. Much less refined than the RIVA version, which I liked a lot more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2009
A Mes rate. Tap at Paradise Fest.
Dark gold with a big frothy white head. Good malt and a light fruity hint. Plenty of the house spicy character showing. Quite sweet, heavily over carbonated and a reasonably dry finish. Much better than the old version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2009
beet sugar aroma over peppery yeast. hazy sunset gold, very good lacing. Little chlorine up front yields to a peach nectarine banana character. oaky. little too acidic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6044) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2009
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm, 30 Oct 2009) Golden amber colour with frothy, white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dried fruit, citrus, peaches and spices. Malty, fruity taste with peaches, citrus and spicy hints of coriander. More than medium body, fairly dry for the style. Nice and well balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2009
Bottle. Golden colour with a nice white head. Rich aroma and taste of malts, fruits and spices. Nice lasting taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fugitive (1306) - Athens, GREECE - OCT 28, 2009
750 ml bottle.Yellow color with a medium white head.Bitter. Not something special but i drink her with pleasure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 26, 2009
has a strange mixture of alcohol and banana. very warming for something so hazy looking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wimpie133 (380) - Brugge, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2009
Bottle, 33 cl. A hazy golden beer with a medium white head. Aroma of hops and spices, light fruity in the nose. The taste is also hoppy, little grassy, spicy and some fruits, also light sweet ending with a light bitterness. A good beer, but certainly not outstanding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
zakkbironia (112) - Athens, GREECE - OCT 23, 2009
330 ml bottle. Cloudy yellow color with thick white foam. The classic belgian ale bitterness but nothing special. I was pretty dissappointed with this one. I expected more than that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
CheersMate (1305) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2009
750 ml bottle purchased at Mac’s on West Peachtree. I thought I would take a chance on this and boy what a low f’in score. Not many Ratebeerians have rated this, so let’s see how it goes! Well, it haze a fluffy head that slowly fades away. Has a haze gold color. Looks decent, but doesn’t have that dark cola brown like a lot of the Belgian strong ales do. There is a bit of fresh grass in the aroma, along with some fruit and yeast. I can smell a slight spice aroma. The sweet aroma is there as well with some sugar. Fairly pungent, not a bad aroma at all. WOW, heavily carbonated. Way too carbonated. Damn this fucker has a lot of gas in it. Carbonation is way too intrusive. I am burping up a storm. Big fruit and yeast flavor. The grass flavor leaves a slight touch, but nothing substantial. That fruit flavor is actually decent. Some sugar sweetness as well. The flavor is not bad, I just wish it were a bit toned down on the carbonation so I could actually enjoy some of these flavors.

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