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

bottled
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RATINGS: 495   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
New version of Lucifer brewed by Anker (after the take-over of Riva-Liefmans by Moortgat).


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5555) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2015
11.2oz/33cL bottle with a double label (lucky, I guess?) and a marking of 31/07/12 on the bottom [Dutch] one. Nose sweet and candyish, pours clear but dark golden with a huge level of carbonation and a huge, frothing white head. Taste is dry and digestible with alcohol warmth and strength, sweetness at the edges but only wispy and not from sugar. Malt is thin and pils-y, body is thin but supported by the bubbles. Relatively clean but a little muddled and generally bland. Very delicate bitterness with a smidgen of hay, dash of wood. Not too much character from the yeast (downright neutral for a Belgian). Efficient alcohol transference mechanism with a shade of naughty class? [2015.12.09: 3.3]

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nazzty (1256) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2015
The brew fails too short on a dominant alcohol flavor. Behind this there is a sweet maltiness and slight crisp hop flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bozo_skeleton (994) - Grenoble, FRANCE - DEC 3, 2015
Blonde doree, peu de carbo et petit collet Cereale, herbe et fruits Corps moyen mais un poil trop de sucre. Finale herbeuse et amertume mesurée

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StilleStorm (1410) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2015
DAA; Bottle 33 cl., from Vinmonopolet. Pours large, hazy gold with a fading bobble frothy and lacing white head. Nose is moderate, malt, citric apple, yeast, light bread, and spice. Taste is moderat sweet and light bitter with a light warming and somewhat lasting spice finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is lively.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4440) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2015
Clear golden colour, white head. Malty aroma, straw, light grass. Malty flavour, apple, light yeast. Malty finish, yeast.
(from 33cL bottle @ home)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (21796) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2015
10th November 2015
Tower 42 Tasting 2. Lightly hazy gold beer, good pale cream head. Palate is light and semi dry. Fine carbonation. Super light fluffy malts, sweetish. Light floral things and mild candy fruits. Crystallised fruits. Smooth finish. Typical Belgian sweetness, hides the sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (8934) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2015
Bottle shared at Canary wharf tasting . 10/11/2015. Thanks to Paul for this one. Translucent yellow / straw coloured pour with a lasting white frothy. Aroma is apple, phenols, rubber, Belgian yeast character. Flavour is composed of spicy Belgian phenols, apple, rubber, semi sweet malts, tangy apple. Palate is semi sweet, airy frothy carbonation, drying finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
teorn88 (6196) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2015
33cl bottle shared at the Tumbler 42 tasting, London. Thanks to Daniele. It pours a clean golden with large white head. Aroma is grainy and sweet with starch notes. Taste is boozy sweet grainy with more straw and starch. Medium to full bodied and over carbonated. Overall, meh

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (16671) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle split on the 42nd floor, thanks to the osprey, 10/11/15. Clear light golden with a well appointed egg shell white covering. Nose is bready, pale malt, straw, caramel, fruity whisper, booze tunes. Taste comprises more booze, airy malt, yeast esters, orange, light floral notes, pinch of spice, bread dough. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Average.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2015
Bottle shared in London on the 42nd floor - big thanks to Daniel for this gem! Pours mostly clear gold with a creamy white head. White bread in the nose, meringue, yeast, wheat. Medium sweet flavor, lots of simple white bread, minimal bitterness, ripe lemon, Belgian yeast. Medium to full bodied with lively carbonation and massaging carbonation. Warming finish with more simple white bread, meringue, hints of vanilla, wheat, yeast. Tasty, and drinks pretty well for the strength.


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