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

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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The inspiration for this brew originates in the night of January 27th in the year 1687. The moon projected its reddish glow on Saint Rumbold’s tower, which was wrapped in a dense fog. “Fire, fire, the tower is on fire!” shouts the dreary voice of a drunken man. The alarm was sounded and people were making haste to help extinguish the so-called fire. Before the tower was reached, the moon slowly moved through the fog. From that moment on, the Mechelenians are called the Maneblussers or “Moon extinguishers”. To commemorate their heroic deed, we brew a heroic beer called The Maneblusser. A blonde beer with an alcohol percentage of 6 % VOL. Brewed according to the traditional method of high fermentation with refermentation in the bottle. For the heroic Mechelenians, but not exclusively of course.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RW80 (550) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2014
33cl bottle Appearance: Hazy yellow beer with a 2 fingers sized white head. leaving spots of lacing. Aroma: SpicyBelgian yeast and Grass and flowers, Taste; mild hops, sraw and herbs wih a bit apricot sweetness and spicyness up front and in the finish. hintsof caramel and banana.. medium sweet but some spicyness to balance it. meedium body, slightly above average carbonation. A bit borring between a Belgian white and your average Belgian Blond.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
corkyrory66 (530) - BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2014
Bière blonde basique de 6,2 % abv. Bière de la ville de Malines, mais sur une base festive … Couleur doré un peu pâle, et même mat si on inclut un peu de la levure de refermentation. Bulles par milliers, fines, partout. Mousse blanche épaisse, avec le sommet en œuf battu en neige. Arômes de houblon, malt pils, blé, pain chaud en croute. 1ère bouche plutôt liquide sur un malt et houblon de base. Arrière-bouche agréable mais très ténue, un peu dans le style d’une blancbe... D’où l’intérêt d’inclure peut-être un peu de levure au versage pour confirmer cette impression de blanche visuellement. 2ème bouche légère, légère : du malt pils et un petit houblon fin. 3ème avec une petite pointe fleurie, mais vraiment très aqueuse. Arrière-bouche plus que légère et courte. La longueur nous chante la même chanson. La levure est douce, belle mais de premier niveau. L’alcool suit plus qu’il ne pousse... Il ne va pas provoquer d’incendie !!! (Les maneblussers sont les extincteurs de lune, mais sans aucun incendie …). La finale ne peut rien prétendre. CONCLUSION : la bière festive que l’on peut boire toute la nuit, mais qui n’a pas de prétention gustative … Juste un peu de malt et de houblon ...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
R2k2 (338) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Een troebel, lichtgeel bier, met een luchtige kraag die niet echt blijft hangen. In het aroma het zurige van citrusvruchten en/of zure appel. De smaak is vrij bitter en het zurige verdwijnt ietsjes meer in de achtergrond. De nasmaak vervliegt snel. A cloudy, yellow beer, with a fluffy layer of foam which doesn’t last long. It has a somewhat sour aroma of citrus fruits and/or sour apples. the taste is somewhat bitter, and the sour part moves on into the background. The aftertaste won’t last for long.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (3674) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2014
OK session Belgian but not up to brewery’s standards. Pours blonde with good head and lacing. Slightly cloudy. Too much evident booze. Light perfume. Tap at Jack Rose.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VincentKabel (152) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2014
Hazy yellow beer with a firm white head. The beer smells and tastes like a crossing between a blond and a belgian white beer. Refrehing as a white beer but just a bit more character and ’beer’ taste. Pretty nice, not great.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (3650) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2014
Schön frisch und stellenweise süß. Dazu ordentlich Hefe nebst einer mild hopfigen Note. Vanille ist ebenso dabei wie ein paar Früchte und ordentlich Perlung. Gut.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (3649) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2014
Pours out of the bottle in a hazy golden-blonde colour with steady low head and medium body. Aroma of Belgian yeast and flowers. Taste of mild hops, Belgian yeast, flowers, straw and herbs. Hints of caramel and mild fruits. Nice one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10275) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, yeast, alcohol, fruit. Flavour is sweet, malt, yeast, alcohol, fruit, sugar, spices. Medium to full body. Ordinary beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (2949) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Hazy pale old pour with lacy white head. Aroma is very spicy, het anker peppery yeast, pretty yeasty, belgian malt, peppery grassy hops. Taste is sweet, light banana, yeasty, spicy finish. I enjoy this.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaVillum (404) - Valby, DENMARK - APR 24, 2014
33 cl/330 ml, flaske, 6,5 % ABV, købt i Den Belgiske Ølbutik i Vanløse, 24. april 2014. Honningfarvet ufiltreret Blonde med fin hvid skumkrone, 1-2 cm tyk. Duft af mandarin og banan. God troværdig og fin smag af belgisk gær med fin balance sødme/bitterhed imellem. Ikke nogen højdespringer eller "stik-i-rend-dreng", men dejlig mild øl. Medium eftersmag og medium kuldioxid indhold. Het Anker holder jo en vis standard, og denne øl passer fint ind i deres program.


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