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

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (3781) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
pours hazy very pale yellow with a frothy and creamy white head, good retention and lacing. crisp pils malts, yeastiness-plenty - dusty, very spicy, peppery and minty ; big dose of sulfury green leafiness, also a grainy character - rye and maybe some wheat, bit of booze. lively to moderate carbonation - looses its bubbles quickly, light body - a tad too light, assertive grassy-spicy-citrusy finish. nicely balanced, not overly complex but a good belgian ale. another good one from het anker.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (985) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
Pours a pale (and hazy) yellow with a nice white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is citrusy and fresh, spicy. Some light skunk also? Taste is lightly sweet with some lemony flavors. Spices are not overwhelming but they are definitely in there. Body is light, mouthfeel flirting with "watery". Not memorable but well made enough.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (627) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2013
Pours a hazy yellow/golden with a big white head. Typical Belgian Ale aroma of yeast, pale malt, citrus fruits, spices. Taste is a bit lemony. Unremarkable but tasty beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2218) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle (330 ml). Hazy yellow with a medium mostly lasting white head and good lacing. Aroma is lemony/citrus wit Belgian yeast and grains. Taste is slightly sweet with lemon, yest and cereals. Light body. Medium carbonation. Dusty mouthfeel. Not complex at all, but quite drinkable and enjoyable. The light citrus touch is interesting. Good Blond Ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
psilosophy (472) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - DEC 18, 2013
Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur blond pale, trouble, mousse moyenne de tenue correcte. Arômes d’agrumes et un houblon assez présent, une belle petite amertume. Goûtue et rafraichissante, voilà une bière peu forte mais qui a du caractère. Elle perd rapidement sa carbonnation. Trouvée à Vanuxeem - Ploegstaert.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ghul (18) - Nieuw Vennep, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2013
Slight citrus and some licorice at the end, good fairly bitter aftertaste. Very pale look, good but not great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sureshpa (274) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Aroma: Bitter, light cheese, malt, lime Appearance: Yellow, cloudy, clear white head, full lace Taste: Citrus, malt, cheese, dry finish, light bitter

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (1756) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle. Peaches, yeast, and light sugar in the nose. Hazy gold, one-finger of fluffy off-white head. Fruity, fizzy, green apples, and a touch of bitter lemon / mid is mostly carb burn / some balance in finish, with a thin coating of sweet malt. Thin-medium body. Not bad, but nothing really special.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2013
Sampled draft @ Modeste 2013. Clear golden, white head. Nose is fizzy lemon, lemon drops, spices & lots of white sugar. Taste is heavy on sweet cornflakes, white sugar, corn, BE yeast, lemon candy. Light bodied, so yeah white sugar water with cornflakes, ehh...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (1696) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a tulip glass. ABV 6.2% Pours a quite hazy and deep orange golden in colour beer, with a good sized head on top, snow white in colour and thick in density. Good retention, it leaves heavy lacing after it collapses. Aroma of peaches, quite yeasty, a little bit of sugar, a little bit of apricots. Taste is so much better than what the aroma led me to believe, very fruity, sure, but also quite hoppy. Peaches, some citrus and flower notes as well. Very good. Aftertaste has even more floral notes and a mild bitterness. Medium thin on the body, good and soft carbonation, nice dryness on the palate. Overall very pleasantly surprised by this beer, I got it for a low price and it also has a low profile appearance bottle but it greatly surpassed my expectations.


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