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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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (2305) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle at Bierhuiske, Antwerp. Pale golden beer with a big creamy head. Fruity and cirtus aroma. Fruity, citrus, sweet and refreshing flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bryanvdv (503) - - JUL 4, 2013
Goudgeel bier. Mooie schuimkraag. Licht bitter, hoppig en licht zuurtje erin. Goed door drinkbaar. Bryan

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (679) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2013
Van de de tap @ Charlie’s proefavond van het anker. Lekker fris bitter en zuur zomer bier, goudgele kleur, helder en met kleine witte kraag. Mooie bittere afdronk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10092) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2013
RBESG 2013. Bottle at Antwerp Bierhuiske. Clear golden beer with a nice white head. Malty spicy aroma, fruity, perfume, citrus, grapes. Fruity sweetish flavor, caramel, pear, grapes, spicy and yeasty notes. Fruity sweetish finish with yeasty notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JefVerstraete (1198) - BELGIUM - JUN 26, 2013
Hazy blond, nice white foam. Well balanced beer, between sweet and bitter. Dry finish. Easy drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (7775) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2013
330ml bottle from bestillingsutvalget at Vinmonopolet. Rocky, white head leaving spotty lacing behind. Cloudy, pale golden body. Spiced fruity aroma, mid-dry. Candy sweet taste balanced by a citrus touch and with yeasty fruitiness towards the ending. Dry, bittersweet endnotes. Soft carbonated. Has got its moments (Tromsø 02.06.2013).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gmonroe10 (240) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2013
Pours an opaque gold, soft large fluffy head that looks great. Aroma is very slight, clean floral notes and a bit of steel; certainly a little metallic. Taste is a bit dry, slightly bitter finish. Not too complex; large carbonation. Nice enough but could use a bit more complexity or ’oomph’.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thanatosti (878) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2013
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Hogerdijk, Culemborg. Hazy golden with a big lacing white head. Fruity aroma. Taste is bittersweet and a bit thin with lots of yeast. Somewhat dissapointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sten (621) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2013
Orange -blonde coloured beer with a white head. Fresh fruity aroma, flavour is medium sweet and fruity, well balanced. (Bottle 33cl)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClubGonzo (3924) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear golden body with a large cloudy white head of substantial longevity. Nose is classical sweet estery Belgian yeast tones with clove, banana and white-sugary bubble gum as most prominent. Taste is similar, with banana, clove, pale malts, sugar and hints of honey and heather flowers. Medium body, near-fizzy carbonation. Pleasant enough, and reminiscent more of a tripel (albeit with less alco-punch) than a regular blonde.

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