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


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RATINGS: 233   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (5463) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaVillum (826) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
skortila (5109) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
Bottled. Full 33cl sample. The aroma has grain, spicy yeast tones and some citrus. Hazy, yellow coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is light bitter, bit sweet has grain and too much yeast taste. light-medium bodied. Typical uninteresting Belgian beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbtallguy (146) - NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
In fles van 33 cl. Goud geel van kleur.mooie schuimkop. Fruitig van smaak met een lichte knisper

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
sbron (241) - 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 (3909) - 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 (1788) - 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 (581) - 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 (2923) - 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 (129) - 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!

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