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


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RATINGS: 499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
New version of Lucifer brewed by Anker (after the take-over of Riva-Liefmans by Moortgat).

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   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hauxe (441) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2016
Pours hazy, straw-colored from the bottle and leaves behind a voluminous, foamy head. The head soon fades to a more manageable surface froth that lingers for the duration. Aroma is yeasty with a touch of clove, but overall quite subdued. Taste is lightly bitter up front, dry, and complemented by a prickly carbonation that balances out nicely and sets up a refeshing crispness that carries into a finish lightly warmed by the 8% ABV. The overall flavors follow the scent - yeasty, clove, and a light tartness. Nothing particularly memorable, but this is drinking at a good level.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PlutonowyMan (504) - POLAND - OCT 11, 2016
Kolor jasno z?oty z pomara?czowymi prze?witami, jest wyra?nie zm?tniony. Piana bia?a, sztywna o konsystencji bitej ?mietany, wysoka i d?ugotrwa?a, topniej?c pozostawia mnóstwo w?sów na szkle. Aromat owocowy, s?odki z delikatn? kwaskowato?ci?, s?odowo?? niezbyt wysoka. Po ogrzaniu uwydatniaj? si? nuty typowo belgijskie, korzenne, przyprawowe. Smak: podobnie jak wy?ej cho? na pierwszy plan wychodzi miodowa s?odycz, s?odowo?? i dopiero pó?niej akcenty owocowe. Z ka?dym ?ykiem pojawiaj? si? nowe smaki, podobnie jak wcze?niej zio?owo??, przyprawy z pieprzem na czele. Goryczka (IBU 24) bardzo niska, owocowa, generalnie nic nie wnosi. Wysycenie wysokie w kierunku do ?redniego, mi osobi?cie odpowiada. Alkohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bill Becker (818) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 10, 2016
Pours a hazy to cloudy colour of a potato chips bag. Plenty of foam, especially when you first open the bottle. Belgian yeast, candi sugar, caramel malt, fruity hops with a tinge of tartness. Yeasty taste. Some candi sugar, fruity light tartness, kinda hoppy. Smell is superior to taste but it is still quite drinkable. Fairly light bodied with light carbonation despite all that foam. Dated April 23rd 2014. Best by or bottled on?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (1193) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - OCT 6, 2016
the aroma is fruity and malty with hints of sweet orange, garden berries, yeast, vanilla and sweet wine... the taste is fruity and malty with notes of orange, apple, candy, dessert wine, tangerine and some spices... sweet, dry and bitter aftertaste...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fakebeersnob (322) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Since moving to Utah, almost every Belgium beer I pour has an uncontrollable head. Unsure if it is an altitude thing, or maybe how it is shipped/stored - as Utah has the weird alcohol laws. Pours with a large head, and a darker-straw like color. Aroma is yeasty with a bit of pepper and clove. Taste is clove, pear, yeast...maybe a bit bubblegum. Coats the mouth. Low carbonation. It is good...but not too memorable. It won’t crack my list as a go to Belgium

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vincentvega72 (427) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2016
Mooi goudblond bier met fijne witte schuimkraag. Ietwat muffig aroma met smaken van geel fruit, beetje banaan, peer, appel. Redelijk zoetig, weinig bittere afdronk. Doet me beetje denken aan een bier van 20 jaar geleden als je het vergelijkt met de huidige innovatieve bieren maar blijft een leuke klassieker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gangstergafje (696) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2016
The beer has a nice but simple look. The color of he beer is a nice golden yellow. The beer is rather clear. On top of the beer a nice layer of white foam is formed. The smell is nice. It has array fresh fruity hop aroma. It’s way more hoppy than most Belgian ales. The beer smells of citrus fruits and zest. There is a mellow sweet malt aroma. The balance is lovely. I like this fruitiness and freshness in a beer. The taste is great. I taste a lovely bitter base of hops, giving the beer a fruity richness. Lovely. I also taste a strong yeast flavor, familiar from the Belgian beers. I love it. A Belgian ale with a lovely hoppy twist.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Louke (78) - Swalmen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2016
Mooi goudkleurig bier. Sterk fruitige aroma’s echter de smaak valt toch tegen. Helaas geen Belgisch top bier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shark_Pants (612) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2016
330ml bottle. Clear pale golden colour with very voluminous and persistent frothy white head and cascading bubbles. The aroma has plenty of clove and pear with perhaps a little banana. The taste has a grainy maltiness, distinct pear, clove, firm spicy bitterness in the finish. Light to medium bodied. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (2137) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2016
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 30/11/2017 Hazy blonde body, good sized white head. Good spicy aroma - clove, black pepper, nutmeg, cereal maltiness, ripe pear & amyl acetate esters. Body has a lively, creamy sort of carbonation, full but there’s enough dryness to cut through to avoid it being overly rich or sweet. Pepper body. Sweet pale malts, pepper & clove & apricot & pear skin. Mild bitterness, drying finish. Reasonable Belgian blonde - devilishly easy drinking

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