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


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RATINGS: 207   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tobiasoe (65) - NORWAY - JAN 13, 2014
White fluffy large head, fast disappearing, over pale clear beer. Aromas offer banana, some sweet yellow fruit, yeast and a hint of something not too clean, "rough malt". Medium heavy on the palate, dry, semi-lively enough. More banana, malt and yeast, a little tired flavour, but a metallic taste also intrudes. The feeling is metal cap infection on this bottle. Otherwise it is medium length and plain refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
EdwinLitzau (320) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2014
Troebele goudkleur met een dikke witte schuimkraag. Ruikt een beetje zoet en naar citrus. Smaakt goed, niet bijzonder.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5377) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (1967) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (1774) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3680) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
psilosophy (549) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ghul (22) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sureshpa (320) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (2607) - 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.

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