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


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RATINGS: 199   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
sbron (239) - NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
33cl fles. Lichtgeel van kleur. Witte schuimkraag. Eerste smaakimpressie : kruidig, banaan, koolzuur.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3430) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2014
Frothy white head misty gold pour strong carbonation aromas spice woody hoppy and malt yeast lovely note the flavours yeast caramel malt grain as well citrus spice bitter taste a sweetness banana note like these ales but I am partial to them the finish best tastes malt hops balance yeast note a tasty ale could drink again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (966) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2014
Bottle 33cl., ABV 6.2%.Hazy golden color, good fluffy white head, when the head settles down a layer of yeasty foam remains all the time, good lacing; sweet yeasty aroma, bread, lemon, grapefruit, coriander; taste is mix of light sweet, slight sourness and light bitterness, spicy notes; palate a bit flat, medium body, oily to buttery texture; finish mild bittersweet with sour notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bonkiedeaap (350) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2014
Bottle from Bert’s Bierhuis. The beer has a golden blonde color and a nice white head, with a lot of CO2. In the aroma tones of yeast, caramel, herbs and of course citrus. The taste is fresh, dry and a little bitter, but overall it gives a watery mouthfeel. In the taste the tones from the aroma are very well noticable, despite of that not a very rich palate. The finish is fresh and a little bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maakun (966) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2014
Tap. Clear golden with small white head. Yeasty, sweet malts, some dairy, light spices. Medium body with a slight watery feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KombatAle (121) - New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
330 ml bottle Golden with white foam. Nose is grains, yeast and esters. Light body. Esters, yeast, spices, grains. Simple beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJoer (865) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2014 @ the hotel garden of the anker brewery (also known as sleeping at the brewer) I love the story behind the name of this beer, it ads to the ambiance. Medium white head, yellow colour, sweet malty some honey tones, creamy medium carbonation and bitter tinteling some sweet honey notes taste well balanced

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bosbouw (1485) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2014
Heldere gele kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt zoet, mout, beetje bitter. Smaakt zoet, fruit, iets bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Abijen (1553) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2014
Pours a golden clear beer with a good white head. Smells fruity, malts and typical belgian. Tastes fruity, yeasty amd malts. Bit like duvel. Fizzy carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2609) - NORWAY - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle at Bru Pub, september 4th 2013. Cloudy golden body, big white head. Aroma of spicy yeast esters, citrus, grass. Taste of banana, clove, lemon peel and peach, with a sweet end. Rich body and carbonation level. Medium bitterness aith a grassy and spicy aftertaste.

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