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


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RATINGS: 221   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.

Fred82's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fred82 (2119) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (4348) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2015
6/2/2011 8:38:35 AM Bottle from Bierparadijs. Nice golden body with puffy head. Nose of citrus, yeast. Taste is hoppy, spicy with nice citrus notes. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jelledebont (46) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2015
Niet slecht, maar ook niet heel bijzonder. Een beetje zoet. Drinkt prima weg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzgorog (507) - FRANCE - SEP 19, 2015
Blonde trouble avec un haut de mousse crémeuse blancge Levure "fruitée", paille, cassonade. Bouche sucrée et maltée, cassonade encore. Le corps est rond et crémeux, la carbo très vive. Bière agréable et bien faite, mais sans caractère vraiment notable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Icedwarf (851) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2015
Geel bier met schuim. Smaak is fris bitter en licht fruitig en licht zoet. Aardig biertje. Etiket geeft 5.8% aan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ulysse (349) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2015
Strong "cassonade" aroma. Rather weak since I had strong expectation of this tribute to the mechelen legend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
florent.janssens (237) - - AUG 25, 2015
Odeur de cassonade. Bière dorée. Gout de froment/ grain. Elle retombe vite. On goute bien l’alcool. peu d’intérêt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Nicolas_M (132) - BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2015
Hard to way something on this beer. It’s a beer, nothing more, nothing less. Aroma is a bit weak. The taste simple (no evolution), and the aftertaste is plain wheat. Well, that doesn’t make it a bad beer, just not the one you should definitely try right now.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4258) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle @ Cafe Meijers. Clear golden coloured with an off white head. Aroma is light yeasty, fruity, candy sweetness. Flavour is yeasty, fruity. Light bodied, a bit harsh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7033) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2015
(Bottle, Herman Belgian Bar, Berlin, 17 July 2015) Hazy yellow colour with frothy, white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of bread, peaches and hay. Malty, fruity taste with bread, peaches, a touch of citrus and a gentle grassy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Tasty and well balanced. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdb84 (366) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2015
Golden color with slight orange hue, large and lasting white head, gentle carbonation. Aroma: very light, fruity and refreshing aroma dominated by peach and lemon, which reminds of a mellow version of La Chouffe. Some fresh grains as well. Taste: again light and refreshing. Starts with lemon and lime notes. Mildly bitter development with medium sour high and light yeast note. Light to medium body. Aftertaste is mellow, with some fresh grains. Not bad.

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