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


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RATINGS: 194   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Russo (1719) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2013
Clear golden color with a big frothy white head. Aroma is bready, malty and yeasty. Flavor is malty and belgian yeast. Medium carbonation and light to medium body. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PriorL (2256) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2013
33cl bottle, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, stable white head. NOSE: citrus, watery, grains. TASTE: watery, citrus, lemon, very little taste in general, little anise even.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (14347) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle, 33cl. A lightly hazy one, golden in color and with a rocky, white head. Some curtains. Quite Belgian style aroma, fruity, sugary and lightly spiced and yeasty. Full bodied, effervescent and quite dry, even though there’s a flavor of white sugar. A little touch of cooked vegetables. Some bitterness all the way. The flavor is pretty much the same as the aroma, nice but nothing more. Fruity, bitter finish. Far from impressive this one, a pretty ordinary Belgian ale, but it drinks easy and doesn’t taste bad either. 130913

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (811) - - SEP 10, 2013
Orange, coriander aroma. Lemon juice, biscuit, red pepper, sour finish. Decent belgian white, without actually being magical.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sjoerdve (97) - - AUG 19, 2013
Smell delicious, taste good. A bit like a hefe weisbier taste, wich you wouldn't expect after just smelling it. So it's oke not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sic1314 (3880) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2013
Poured a milky orange with a frothy head. Aroma of zesty citrus. Weak body, flavour is overly spicy dominating light berry fruit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gEUS (1283) - Linden, BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2013
Draft at brasserie het anker. Pours clear dark yellow with slight head. Slight malt and flowery aroma. Very watery mouthfeel. Nah...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElDesmadre (1776) - Mikołów, POLAND - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle. Crisp, prefumy aroma of white grapes, pale malt, apricot, a light spiciness and even some hops. Full-ish body, sweetish and light tart taste. Becomes more spicy than fruity as it warms. Very good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6356) - 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 (20178) - 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.

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