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


on tap

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RATINGS: 451   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
New version of Lucifer brewed by Anker (after the take-over of Riva-Liefmans by Moortgat).

Lady_Bastet's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lady_Bastet (113) - Burlington, Ontario, - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (1377) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - OCT 4, 2015
BOTTLE 33 CL. Clear golden, giant white head. Beautiful aroma with notes of white grapes, honey, green pepper, some spicy alcohol. The taste is much more simple - pale malts with alcoholic dryness, spicy. Gets a bit watery in the finish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (14519) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle, 8%. Faint hay and grain aroma. Hazy golden colour. Good stable white head. The flavour is fruity and vinous at first. Gets acidic, clean and once again fruity in the finish. OK clean. Very high carbonation but pleasant enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (4519) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear golden with airy but stable white head. Clear aroma of hops and flowers, with notes of malt and hints of yeast. Bitter, hoppy flavour with fruity and spicy notes and touches of malt. Bitterish and acetic aftertaste. Warming alcohol presence. Quite reasonable.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
agbonavita (2) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - AUG 30, 2015 does not count
I expected more. I like the color and taste but it is not the best one in the style. I liked the 8% alchool.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ForlornHope (216) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
33 cl bottle at home. Clear, blonde colour with a large white head. Aroma: lots of spicy, peppery hop with a yeast and malt background. Taste: slight sweetness then lots of dry, bitter hoppiness. Finish is dry and bitter with lots of peppery hop. Strong, but balanced with lots of hopping. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15649) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle from Terre de Boissons Calais and drunk at home. Hazy gold colour lasting white head. Some esters, some lemon on the aroma. OK in the mouth, a little dirty perhaps. Some peppery spicy hop on the finish. It’s ok but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
ogre71 (115) - Utah, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Metallic taste not what I expect from a Beligan ale wouldn’t get this one again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nicolas_M (135) - BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2015
Belgian strong Ale isn’t usually my style. To me, the aroma reminded me of farm, and they practically always taste what they smell. This one is no exception, but for the first time, I kind of enjoy it. Maybe a bit harsh with the heavy (after)taste of alcohol (yep, it could be painful in the morning).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ulysse (352) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2015
Strong aroma. Thick white head. Metallic taste. Alcohol is really noticeable. Creamy in the mouth. Cheap logo design.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
florent.janssens (240) - - AUG 14, 2015
Mousse abondante. Gout évolutif de froment et de malt. On sent fort l’alcool en gorge. 8% me semblant fort bas.

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