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


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RATINGS: 180   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.

Fred82's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, - MAY 3, 2010
330ml bottle from IPB
Appearance : Clear yellow medium head. Goes away fast.
Aroma : Dusty yeast, A bit citrusy and floral.
Taste : Dusty yeast with notes of herbs.
Overall : Not very good. This feels really old. Plenty of off flavours. Astringent, citric and dusty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (905) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2014
33cl bottle at home. Pale golden with a medium soapy white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Well balanced sweet- and bitterness. Peach, citrus, herbs and yeast. A decent Belgian brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wimpyjoe (3777) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (10504) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 22, 2014
Angenehm hefiger Antrunk, leichte Herbe, aufkommende Getreidenoten. Spritzig, herb, hell malzig. 11/9/8/9//8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3139) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
33cl. 6.2%. À consommer de préférence avant fin : 22-07-2015. Bière blonde qui manquait de mousse. Un nez de blé avec de la levure épicée. Une bouche piquante, rafraichissante avec des belles notes de blé et de levure belge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3118) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
33cl. 6.2%. À consommer de préférence avant fin : 22-07-2015. Bière blonde et mousse collante. Nez de poivre avec des notes citronnées et des malts pils belges. Goût rafraîchissant de feuilles vertes, d’épices, de bons grains et de fruits citriques. Corps agréable, texture crémeuse et effervescence pointue. Finale courte mais bien sèche. Facile à boire, simple, efficace. À reboire n’importe quand.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (2921) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 19, 2014
A crisp, clean belgian golden ale. Thick head, lots of dry herbal belgian spicyness. Hay and grass aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikske79 (1105) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Een blond bier met toch nog een goede smaak aan, een aanrader om eens te proberen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (619) - Besançon, FRANCE - AUG 9, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Belle blonde équilibrée. CO2 bien présent, équilibre houblon/alcool intéressant. Un bon produit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freretoc (634) - Besançon, FRANCE - AUG 6, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl, couleur dorée, belle mousse effervescence moyenne, une bière qui commence avec des arômes de fleurs jaunes pour commencer, une contuinuité sur bon miel et enfin un finale sur la malt frais pas mal du tout !

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RW80 (582) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2014
33cl bottle Appearance: Hazy yellow beer with a 2 fingers sized white head. leaving spots of lacing. Aroma: SpicyBelgian yeast and Grass and flowers, Taste; mild hops, sraw and herbs wih a bit apricot sweetness and spicyness up front and in the finish. hintsof caramel and banana.. medium sweet but some spicyness to balance it. meedium body, slightly above average carbonation. A bit borring between a Belgian white and your average Belgian Blond.

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