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


on tap

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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
JanEric (1131) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2011
Tap at De Klikspaan, Groningen. Hazy straw yellow colour with a thick white head. Aroma of grass, hay, flowers and citrus. Taste is full bodied, citrus, smooth, little carbonization, somewhat dry in the finish. Alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedesertfox (17) - - JAN 25, 2011
pours a hazy straw color, excellent head and good lacing. easy drinking and enjoyable beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lady_Bastet (113) - Burlington, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2010
Pours a hazy straw colour. Had on tap at Dario’s Brasserie in Omaha, Nebraska. White, 2 fingered pillowy head with excellent lacing. Aroma of bread and biscuits. Medium, smooth body and it hides its 8% ABV very well. Easy drinking and a lovely medium-bodied brew for cold nights or summer patios. One of my preferred belgian brews.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11544) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2010
clear yellow, large white head. dry dusty aroma, tight yellow fruity note like dry champaigne. not very strong aroma. flavor is quite typically belgian, actually i think i recognize het anker (yeast perhaps), mild sweet malty, faint cellary, flowery (sweet flowery) notes , very faint citrussy note. not much , if any hop bitterness or hop flavor. Overall an easy drinking belgian with a tightly sweet and dry profile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zymurgeist2 (1321) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Het Anker Lucifer On draught at Refuge in San Carlos. Pours hazy with a unique yellow-grey color. Massive head lingers and leaves great lacing. Spice and slight esters on the nose. Well balanced with malt and a little spice. Chewy yeast with sweetness lingering. The 8% alcohol is deceptive, as I don’t get a lot out of this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Parket (578) - Bruges, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2010
bottle from a shop in Mechelen near brewery "het anker" .. yellow coloured with foamy medium white and stable head. Smell: cellar, yeasty. Taste: also some cellar, yeasty, strong alcohol. Powerfull but unbalanced strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
shadowaeb (17) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Pours cloudy, typical blonde, decent head. Nice table beer, buttery texture, well balanced but unexceptonal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1001) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Hazy straw to light gold with a lively, fizzy head. Aroma is of light yeast and hops. Flavor is super-mellow for 8 abv, and yet it holds quite a complexity of yeast-related flavors. A slight fruitiness (apricot and berry), a slight yeastiness (baking bread), and slight phenols, all in balance. After a while, I realized the hop flavors, and especially the hop bitterness where a bit more strong than the other flavors, especially in the immediate aftertaste. It would be very difficult to find a flaw in this beer. If I had to, I’d say the bitterness was slightly harsh and could have been balanced by some of the yeast flavors if they had stuck around longer. The carbonation was not overwhelming despite the healthy pour. Light to medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - NOV 26, 2010
33cl bottle from the brewery. Light blond with some haze and a good head. Bright fruity aroma. Pear and clove. Light sweetness and good fruitiness in the flavor. Nice golden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (22982) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 24, 2010
Bottled (from bierplanet.eu). Goldeny orange colour with big foamy white head, that leaves lace. Aroma is bigtime yeast, alcohol, big fruityness as well as some slight grassy and caramelly and toffeeish notes. Flavour is caramel malts, quite a bunch of spices, some peas, mild yeasty and toffeeish notes.

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