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

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RATINGS: 389   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2012 Bottle. The pour was a hazy golden yellow with an average sized (1-2 finger) white frothy head that reduced slowly, down to a heavy film with a large collar which possessed some excellent sheets of lacing. The aroma was of a funky barnyard Belgian yeast and a light grain malt with notes of honey, citrus (lemon), toffee, a mild fruitiness and a slight alcohol scent. The taste was lightly sweet with a malty citrus note in the beginning, and then became very yeasty and a bit sour with a hint of green apple and a slight peppery alcohol tinge towards the end. The flavor lasted an average duration following the swallow, with a nice mild fruity funky yeast taste left behind. Mouthfeel was light in body and creamy in texture with a mild carbonation. Overall a very good Belgian Ale with a nice fruity citrus presence, that along with a good mix of yeast and alcohol helped make sure that no one flavor was so overpowering that it overshadowed any other. This brew was very tasty and rather refreshing for a beer that has such a high ABV…


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (697) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle 0.33l at Samo Pivo Belgrade Serbia.Pour it hazy golden color with small white head.On the nose yeast.Taste and aroma of apple, tropical fruits, spicwes and Belgian yeast.Nothnig special but also not bad.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Barreras (1055) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Pours an opaque yellow color with a yeasty apricot alcohol aroma. Taste is alcohol soaked fruit mixed with dirty hops. A slight metallic tinge to the beer, but the alcohol content is hidden well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kosmokrator (517) - ITALY - DEC 15, 2014
Ale bionda e schiumosa, caramellata al naso con i classici sentori fruttati tipici del Belgio; gusto dolciastro, maltoso, rotondo e piacevole. Corpo medio, struttura robusta, effervescenza piacevole. Molto classica ma per niente banale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjik83 (661) - - DEC 4, 2014
************************************************** + Goed Redelijk Matig Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2014
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/30/2012. Pours lightly hazy bright orange color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of orange, pear, apple, white grape, apricot, light banana, clove, pepper, honey, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big orange, pear, apple, white grape, apricot, light banana, clove, pepper, honey, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of orange, pear, apple, white grape, apricot, clove, pepper, honey, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt sweetness; with a nice crisp malt/yeast balance and minimal cloying flavors after the finish. There is a lightly astringent flavor note appearing after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good Belgian strong pale ale. All around good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cenzura (130) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 19, 2014
Aroma: Fruits, apricot, belgian yeast, herbs and alcohol. Taste: Alcohol, sweet ripe fruits, spices, brown sugar. Great alcohol warming and typicall belgian yeast aftertaste. Big white head, perfect lacing, medium to high carbonation. Price [Warsaw, Poland] 12PLN (bottle)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2014
Draught @ The Pub, Brugge. Has a cloudy amber colour with a small head and fruity pale malts. It’s steady but not too stated.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
milo91hd (140) - Lecce, ITALY - OCT 21, 2014
Bottiglia 75 CL. Colore giallo paglierino torbida, buon cappello di schiuma mediamente persistente, aroma maltato e floreale in perfetto stile belgian ale, al palato si sentono parecchio le note maltate e agrumate. Niente male.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lele (156) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (970) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 330ml served in it’s own glass @ CafĂ© 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 ]


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