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


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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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 (2115) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdb84 (324) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (2833) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2015
Little opaque yellow, big white lasting foam head. Barley aroma and tate, some hay tones. Strong alcohol taste. (Utrecht 201507)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
digopossobon (342) - MACAE, BRAZIL - JUN 29, 2015
A: sweet, vanilla A: golden, hazy, minimal head, white foam T: medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Well balanced P: medium body, creamy, lively, astringent, O: Good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5730) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2015
330 ml bottle, BB date 25.02.2015, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 6.5%. Pale golden colour, only slightly hazy. Huge and lasting white head. Aroma of Belgian ale yeast, very fruity and also mildly spicy. The flavour is also fruity and mildly spicy, not too sweet. Moderate but noticeable hops in the finish. Well balanced and enjoyable - might well buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patdelichte (50) - - JUN 24, 2015
Lekker fris blond bier met een circusachtige smaak. Geen uitzonderlijke eigenschappen verder maar wel prima fris, fruitig bier met een lekkere schuimkraag.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markextrae (2134) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2015
bottle at home, poured a slight cloudy golden colour with a white head. notes of crisp malts, citrus, herbal notes, of coriander, resin, lemon peel, citrus, weak watery aftertaste. pretty classic boring brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5897) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2015
330ml Bottle - Hazy golden with a foamy white head. Tea, lemon, coriander and a hint of yoghurt in the aroma. Refreshingly lemony taste with notes of coriander, yoghurt and lemon meringue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
luklaer (144) - BELGIUM - APR 16, 2015
2015-04-14 - This is certainly not bad, but somehow not very special either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruuurd (135) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2015
Decent blonde beer! Nice bitter citrus and hop tones, perfect light beer for a nice spring or summer day!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mutz (711) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2015
Tap @ brasserie het anker, Mechelen. Te koud getapt wat mij betreft. Lichtgele kleur, troebel, plakkerige kraag. Ruikt en smaakt bitterzuur . Behoorlijk waterig, niet zo mijn smaak.

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