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

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common

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RATINGS: 381   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).


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2012
750ml bottle from Sam’s in Durham. Pours bright, slightly hazy golden with a huge white head. Nose of soft fruits, dough, dusty hops, apricots, and some light almond notes. Taste adds sweetness. Not great, but I have a fondness for this style and this beer, though I’d take Duvel instead any day.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lele (128) - Padova, ITALY - OCT 17, 2014
Colore giallo paglierino, o buccia di limone chiaro. Un po’ torbida.schiuma abbondante e persistente, ma non molto fine. L’intensita’ dell’aroma e’ media. Sentori di maltato, floreale, erbaceo, luppolato e acidulo. Detta cosi’ sembra un aroma complesso e avvolgente, eppure non si fa ricordare: possiamo dire che si sente di tutto un po’. Gia’ dal primo abboco si percepiscono chiarissimi toni citrici, un po’ aciduli, esaltati dalla carbonizzazione notevole. Nella seconda parte del sorso emergono toni maltati e leggermente caramellosi, senza pero’ mai abbandonare il citrato, che permane anche nel retrogusto, avvolgendo tutta la bocca. Nel retrogusto si sente anche molto leggermente il luppolo. Meglio in bocca che al naso, la birra presenta pero’ toni citrici secondo i miei gusti troppo accentuati. Comunque fresca e dissetante.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml served in it’s own glass @ Café de Bruxelles - Lausanne. A: Pours golden slightly hazy yellow color forming a medium bubbled fluffy white head S: Quite spice and fruity. Green apples, bananas, honey (or vanilla), candy sugar, bread, sweet grains and hints of alcohol T: Very Belgian, I mean, sweet candy sugar and fruity upfront and a nice pleasant grassy hoppy end. Bready. At the same time, very spice in taste too. Belgian yeasts, sweet malts, lemon zest, cloves M: Medium body and good carbonation. Sweet upfront and a mild bitter aftertaste O: Good drinkability. Good beer [ BA Review @ 7/13/2012 ]

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adamnowek (136) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2014
Hazy golden colour with a nice, long-lasting head. Quite light and highly drinkable for the strength.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (927) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
330ml bottle in Congress, Longton. Pours amber, slightly muddy. Well carbonated amber ale, easy drinking for it’s strength.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (312) - Airvault, FRANCE - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A brown to yellow landscape. Large creamy white head, good retention. Good lacing. Fruity aroma (lemon), cereal, biscuit, herbs. Medium sugary and alcoholic sweet balanced with medium dry bitter refreshing. Medium body, silky texture, good carbonation, herbal bitter finish, warming note. Overall, a good belgian beer : delicious aroma, good bitterness, silky texture. Evil...

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (835) - SPAIN - SEP 26, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, en Cerveceria Internacional. Color dorado. Sabor a malta, levadura, especiado, afrutado.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Aroma and flavor (after they geyser subsides) dominated by yeast, fruit and nuts. not unpleasant, but not a favorite of mine. With a little too much carbonation, and alcohol showing, methinks this one is a tad bit overrated."

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (2059) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Draft at cedar local NYC. Surprised to see this on tap. Blonde cloudy color with a thick head that fades. Boozy, bready and yeasty . The chilled glass killed the flavor

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OwainTurner (328) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
Aroma reminds me of Prague. Lovely example of the style. Dry and not to strong. Essay drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2065) - BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2014
The new and refreshed Anker interpretation of this Riva classic. Off-white, coarse, thick head and pale golden blonde colour with greenish hue, clear with steady sparkling. Malty aroma with green apple, thyme, cream, whisky; mineral water taste in the onset, then a restrained apply fruitiness, bit granular but otherwise smooth mouthfeel, honeyish malt sweetishness in the middle, finish mildly but spicy hop bitter with some warming gin-like alcohol. Surprisingly light and drinkable for its strength and significantly improved compared with the old Riva version.


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