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


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RATINGS: 374   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5261) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2014
33cl bottle from Bier&Zo. I can’t believe I’ve not rated this. !Thin white head.; Slightly hazy golden pour. A decent triple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (3171) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
Lucifer daté du 16 mai 2016 qui porte une tunique plutôt blonde ou dorée avec une tête écornée blanche et dense qui fabrique un ciel étoilé. Son odeur corporel n’a rien à voir avec ce que nous montrent généralement les ténèbres puisqu’il dégage des parfums de fruits pâles, d’épices, de céréales pils belges et d’alcool doux. En bouche, son haleine n’est certes pas fétide avec son grain jaune, sa touche fruitée, sa langue légèrement épicée, son petit sucre blanc et sa pointe alcoolisée. Son corps est plutôt angélique, crémeux et confortable, ni trop lourd ni trop faible, bien capable de plaire à tous les palais. Sa finale est sèche sans son extrême et bien belge dans sa douce promesse diabolique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1716) - Earth, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2014
Didn’t realize there was a new entry for the new version of this. Here’s my rating for the other, the samples I’ve had doesn’t seem like it’s changed much, thankfully!

Classic Belgian golden. Pleasantly in the fruit esther malt department and slightly spicey towards the back and finish. Classic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoufCustom (824) - HONG KONG - APR 20, 2014

330ml bottle bought at Belgian Beer International in Tsuen Wan.

Looks: Cloudy hazy very pale golden pear juice colour with traces of dirt-like yeast sediments; Explosive two and half finger head with long-lasting crumpety white foam; Excellent sticky lacing and fizzy carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant and sweet malt, with strong vanilla, banana, light pineapple, sugar, phenolic, light caramel and toffee, sweet bread, strong Bel yeast and light herbs.

Taste: Mid to light sweet full malt, with initial light metallic and very light sour notes, plus light mashed banana, ester, light caramel, molasses, light bread, strong Bel yeast, light wood, strong herbs, light lemon, bitter hops and very light grass.

Body: Medium body, thick and slick palate.

Mouth Feel: strong Belgian Blonde, thick body, malty but not Duvel-ish Pils-like; light mash banana aside, the ester is blurry. Strong phenolic, light bready and yeasty. With some woody earthy herbs. Pretty decent…

Booze: the 8% abv is extremely well hidden. Good!

Hoppiness: Herbal in aroma; Light wood, light spice, lemon and light grass in taste. Bitterness is fairly light but notable for a light bitter finish.

After Taste: Slightly dry. Fairly easy to mouth.

Comments: A Duvel clone maybe? Well it succeeded partially with very beautiful head and lacing, okay maltiness, fragrant fruity aroma, low sweetness, and good hidden booze. Downsides being murky pale colour, vague ester / phenolic taste, and lame hoppiness given Spalt and Saaz are in the mix. This is decent, but in no way it can catch Duvel, the benchmark of ‘evil’ strong Belgian blonde. Ha!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VincentKabel (204) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2014
Clear Golden beer with a very firm white head. High carbonation. Aroma of fruit and yeast. Taste of caramel and malts, combined with a dry finish. {Pretty good beer, a bit to bland to make a great beer for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tgncc (2818) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 10, 2014
The aroma is fruity, boozy. The flavor is the same, with off, chemical, paper like flavors. The appearance is hazy yellow amber. Boozy finish. Not great, not awful. And expensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
KombatAle (118) - New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
330 ml bottle Blond with white foam. Simple nose typical of belgian strong ales. Medium body, maybe a bit too carbonated, warm estery and yellow fruits. A bit too alchoolic, simple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1042) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2014
Pours a hazy/cloudy gold with a thick rocky eggshell head that settles slowly and leaves some foamy, webby lace. Nose involves dusty, citric yeast, earthy (almost farmy) notes, and clean malt. Fairly sweet, quite a bit tart, with some bitterness. Medium bodied, juicy, grainy, with a long bitter and yeasty tart finish. Not bad, quenching for its strength.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (2187) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2014
Strong Belgian blond beer. Bit dryer than usual and a bit high on CO2. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gwillrich (151) - São José dos Campos, BRAZIL - MAR 16, 2014
Cerveja com características de espuma de boa formação. N nos aromas e sabores, cereal, mel, especiarias.

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