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


on tap

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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (8427) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle consumed at Het Anker Brewery Tap, Mechelen, Belgium, Saturday 8th February 2014. Pours straw coloured with a slight haze and large white head. Quite a fresh nose, spicey in the mouth, a little bitterness. As Belgian ales go this appears to be on the refreshing, easy going thinnish side, its a jolly pleasant beer and the sort of thing that would be considered sessionable over here. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcoDL (2966) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2014
Ordinary Belgian blond beer, bit boring compared to the other Anker beers. This is just plain average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (6679) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear pale yellow with a white head. Aroma of yeast, sugar, malt ,lemon and some paper.notes. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some sugar, malt, yeast and citrus. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lachneger (392) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2014
Goudgeel kleurig bier met een witte droge schuimkraag. Smaak klein bittertje en zuurtje,citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (11805) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2014
Odense drinking Belgian Beer in February. near gusher. Hazy golden with a big white head. Aroma of bready malt, with grass and pineapple. Dry, and slightly tart flavour with malt, fruit and yeast, and a touch of grassy hops in the finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14811) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle @ Odense Tasting Feb. 2014. Pours hazy pale yellow with a frothy white head. Sparkling carbonation. Yeast, grain and fruit. Melon and hay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1435) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2014
Clear, medium golden body with a huge, creamy, white head that laces the glass well and never shrinks beyond a thin layer. The aroma is strong with notes of pale malts, Belgian yeast, fruits and spices. Quite strong flavours that follow the aroma, with additional honey and flowers. The mouthfeel is a bit watery, lively carbonation. Moderate to light sweet taste, moderate to light bitter finish, light dryness. A nice one.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 1 year before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (4208) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Jack Rose, DC tap: Pours pale and slightly cloudy with a white head. Aroma is citrus, yeast, pale malt, and a bit of spice. Taste is lightly spicy, very slightly sweet. Mostly very light. Easy to drink and easy to forget.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westkyoto77 (563) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle. Poured a hazy dull yellow with a smallish head. Yeasty aromas of citrus fruit. Bubbly and creamy. Tastes boozier than it is. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
seynie (242) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2014
Pale yellow, a bit hazy. Nice firm top that lasts. Light body and a bit flat. Floral, dough. Abrupt finish, not much difference with a normal lager.

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