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


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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6213) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2013
Huge offwhite coarseish head. Yellow body with strong carbonation. Spicy lemony herbal aroma with orangey honeyish notes, incredibly vivid. Dry-sweet spicy floral wooden taste with orangey honey notes. Sharpish mouthfeel. Mid-bodied. Dryish spicy lemongrass aftertaste with chalky notes. Nice, and great aroma, but the flavour does not really live up to it. (0.33l bottle, wine monopoly, web order.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19378) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2013
Bottled, thanks Rune! Pale yellow, lively head. Citric nose with coriander and marzipan. Dryish with slender body and crisp, rounded mouthfeel. Nicely drinkable and mild with some spices and spicy hops. Quite bitter finish. Elegant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palme (3380) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2013
0.33l bottle. A light blurry kinda pale golden in the glass with a lovely looking big and really lacing and lingering light fluffy white top. Really sweet and fruity on the nose. Lots of those two actually, white candied sugar, a bit of flour and I have to say that I like this aroma. A bit like a dessert. Yeah, it has some mild alcohol in the taste. A bit metallic, Belgian yeast and more white fruits. Average on the carbonation and oily on the mouthfeel. Much dryer in the taste than the aroma suggested. A fair but nothing to special Belgian one. 28.06.2013

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foffern (1227) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2013
Bottle at home. Has a slightly hazy straw-yellow colour with a big bumpy off-white head. Has a nice citrusy aroma along with pepper, Belgian yeast, straw and soap. Nice! Lots of Belgian yeast, straw, pale malt and spices. Has a slick and rich mouth feel, and a light bitterness. Has a nice aroma and a decent flavour. Brings me back to Belgium

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inbreak (2130) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 12.07.2013, 0,33l bottle shared with friends:
Nice creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly fruity, light malts, citrus, hay, yeast, banana, bubblegum. Taste is light malts, hay, citrus, yeast, dough, citrus peel, dried fruits, hints of cardboard. Medium bitterness. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (2339) - 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 (540) - - 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 (765) - 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 (10650) - 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 (1302) - BELGIUM - JUN 26, 2013
Hazy blond, nice white foam. Well balanced beer, between sweet and bitter. Dry finish. Easy drinkable.

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