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


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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyhallmanti (278) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2015
33cl bottle at café De Brasserie in emmen. Pours a golden/orange colour with a decent white frothy head. Aroma’s of oranges, malts. Taste is sweetish with notes of oranges, watermelon, lychee, yeast. Texture is oily with lively carbonation. Nice one

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle 330ml (from BBF)
Hazy yellow color, small white head. Aroma of orange, lychee and grass. Light-bodied, feels much less than 6,5%. Grainy, hints of orange and watermelon. Light alcohol. Not very Het Ankerish beer. Pale blond beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCametron (2347) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 12, 2015
Bottle at home. Nice looking bottle. I like the wee fireman motif. Pours a handsome hazy Gold with a thick, tall White head. Nice notes of peppery yeast and coriander. Quite fizzy. Fruity and rewarding flavour. Dry and bitter with a bit of honeydew. Pretty decent gear.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5629) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2015
6/2/2011 8:38:35 AM Bottle from Bierparadijs. Nice golden body with puffy head. Nose of citrus, yeast. Taste is hoppy, spicy with nice citrus notes. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jelledebont (89) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2015
Niet slecht, maar ook niet heel bijzonder. Een beetje zoet. Drinkt prima weg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzgorog (705) - FRANCE - SEP 19, 2015
Blonde trouble avec un haut de mousse crémeuse blancge Levure "fruitée", paille, cassonade. Bouche sucrée et maltée, cassonade encore. Le corps est rond et crémeux, la carbo très vive. Bière agréable et bien faite, mais sans caractère vraiment notable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Icedwarf (1272) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2015
Geel bier met schuim. Smaak is fris bitter en licht fruitig en licht zoet. Aardig biertje. Etiket geeft 5.8% aan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ulysse (431) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2015
Strong "cassonade" aroma. Rather weak since I had strong expectation of this tribute to the mechelen legend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
florent.janssens (264) - - AUG 25, 2015
Odeur de cassonade. Bière dorée. Gout de froment/ grain. Elle retombe vite. On goute bien l’alcool. peu d’intérêt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Nicolas_M (170) - BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2015
Hard to way something on this beer. It’s a beer, nothing more, nothing less. Aroma is a bit weak. The taste simple (no evolution), and the aftertaste is plain wheat. Well, that doesn’t make it a bad beer, just not the one you should definitely try right now.

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