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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 373   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
New version of Lucifer brewed by Anker (after the take-over of Riva-Liefmans by Moortgat).


3.5
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fugitive (1339) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 26, 2009
has a strange mixture of alcohol and banana. very warming for something so hazy looking.

3.5
   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.

2.7
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
CheersMate (1310) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2009
Pours a hazy orange with a large fluffy white oversized head. Aroma is grassy and floral, spices, yeasts, esthers, fruit. Flavor is spices, yeasts, touch of sweetness, grass, not too sweet with a touch of unripe fruits. Nice brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7907) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2009
Light gushing to ridiculously high, very dense & fine off-white head, leaving textbook lace over deep-golden beer, very carbonated. Quite malty smell and yeasty esters, raw alcohol aroma. Sweet, alcoholic (if less raw) taste. Grainy rather than malty touches. Some faint fruity flavour, like not-quite ripe small green grapes. Pretty carbonated, slightly burning MF, alcoholwarming obvious. More sweet-alcoholic intoned than the original RIVA-version. Makes it a tad unidimensional, but it is not without merits.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 14, 2009
Draft. Golden beer with a huge off-white head. Yeast, spice, big summer fruit and banana aroma. Spice, yeast, and malt flavor. Medium bodied. Spice, yeast, and light malt lingers.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2009
Draft @ Capones: Poured a hazy yellow with a white head. The aroma was sweet malts, yeast, spice, and lemons. The flavor was more of the same but with more spice. Overall, highly drinkable.


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