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


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RATINGS: 245   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jelv (1) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2015 does not count
Prachtig biertje dat vol van smaak en geur is voor een blond bier. Licht fruitig aroma, klein bittertje in de smaak, maar sowieso een van de mooiere, lichtere blonde biertjes op deze klootaard

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Draught at Het Anker. Lightly hazy blond with a delicate head, leaving nice lacing. Dry and slightly vinous, with fragrant chamomile and fruit in the aroma. Lightly hoppy and fruity through the flavor as well. A very impressive blond with delicate floral and fruity notes, but everything is balanced and this leads to drinkability far exceeding most 6% beers. A great way to kick off the day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (4035) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 12, 2012
licorice, cooked vegetables, banana, bread, nuts, orange, cloudy, white foam, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, salty, fizzy, slick feel, long finish,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fluxing (561) - POLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Kolor jasnozloty, lekko zmetnione. Bardzo obfita piana, genialnie oblepia szklo. W aromacie pelno gumy balonowej, bananow, gozdzikow, owocow, przypraw. W odczuciu polpelne, gladkie. W smaku drozdzowo-kwaskowate, mocno przyprawowe i to wlasciwie tyle, ale dobrze pijalne. Goryczka niska, mocno przyprawowa i lodygowa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (23725) - 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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chromeotaphor (148) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2016
Muffig fris zurend aroma met hinten van citrus. Aantrekkelijk wolkige volle schuimkraag met een fel ei citrus gele kleur. Zurige bitter die vol en licht romig smaakt, lekker bruisend. Verfrissend redelijk vol van smaak, aanradertje.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (4538) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2011
Golden yellow colour, fluffy white head. Fruity aroma, grapefruit (pompelmoes), malts. Flavour sweet malty, somewhat bitter, quite dry and quite spicy hops. Finish bitter and a bit sweet. I quite like this one. (From 33cL bottle at a pub in Mechelen)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ManVsBeer (8772) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle @ Le Trappiste, Altrincham. Hazy Amber-orange with a carbonation and a thick frothy head. Good nose with some fruitiness and a pale texture. There’s slightly more fruit in its dry taste and is an excellent Belgian blonde.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (3235) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2009
Tasted today on tap @ Perron M, beerfestival Beer Brothers, Mechelen. Almost clear blond color, wth nice white head. Aroma: yeast, fruits touch, hops. Medium body. Taste fruity, with malt notes. Good hop bitterness. More hops than Margriet before. Like it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kask (27) - Møgeltoender, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2010
The color is yellow and slightly cloudy. The foam is high and dense. Aroma has notes of peach, yeast and citrus. The same notes are repeated in the taste, which also has a hint of honey. Carbonation is medium. It is a quite full-bodied, rounded and relatively dry blonde, which is free from any note of sugar. It’s very plain, but everything is mixed together well and it is in perfect balance. I’m not really fond of Blonde´s, but I will get some more of this one, when I again come across Belgium.

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