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

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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11554) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Pale cloudy golden color with a large white head. Sugar and apple sweetness on the nose with a subtle spice note and a fair amount of yeast. Light bread, some floral hops, and a hint of lemon zest. Lightly tart on the palate from the lemon notes. A nice pear, apple, and banana sweetness along with some sugar and bready malt.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a veiled whitish straw with a resilient white head. Aroma is lemon, vanilla, some tartness. Flavor is wheatish, tropical fruit, oldish, dusty, peppery. Finish is dry, lemon. Lingering lemon and tart. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjik83 (646) - - DEC 4, 2014
************************************************** + Matig Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adamnowek (268) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2014
Pours with a lovely dense head. Hazy and almost electric yellow in colour. Quite citrusy with medium carbonation. This one goes down real easy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silvan7 (749) - Samarate, ITALY - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle @ home from beerkings.it. Birra gialla dorata con riflessi aranciati/ambrati. schiuma bianca fine mediamente persistente. Aroma abbastanza intenso, fruttato, di frutta estiva albicocca su tutto. Zucchero filato lievito belga e spezie (coriandolo su tutte). Gusto abboccato, poco amaro, maltato di caramello. Cereali, coriandolo e anche al palato si ritrova una speziatura decisa, soprattutto coriandolo. Leggermente sapida. Corposa, decisamente carbonata, un po’ spigolosa, molto astringente, poco calda. abbastanza equilibrata e piuttosto armonica.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerGolem (715) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle 330 ml. Pours hazy yellow with medium white head and some lacing. Aroma: cereal, malt, yeast and lemon. Taste is about the same. A tad too sweet for my taste. Medium carbonation. Good, not great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (2779) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2014
Flaske fra polets nettbutikk, delt med Ovesen: højt såpeskum som varer til bunns. Fargen er gylden og (nesten) klar. Deilig aroma av appelsin, fersken og litt koriander. Smaken er like frisk og god. Sprudlende i munnen og avrundet citrus i ettersmaken.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (1222) - NORWAY - SEP 7, 2014
Slightly hazy golden. Huge and dense white head. Aroma of citrus and oranges, as well as weissbier and coriander. Same in taste, only stronger. Very fruity, also with peach. Quite carbonated. High drinkability.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2449) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2014
Mechelen’s city beer since 2009, with thick, firm, cream white head and clear golden blonde colour; perfumed aroma of vanilla, citrus peel, banana, pansies, coriander, caramel, honey and banana. Fruity taste with subdued ’citrusness’, relatively strong carbo, smooth caramelly maltiness, dry hop bitter finish. Very well-balanced and appetizing, but otherwise typically Belgian top-fermented blonde.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bosskie (457) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2014
Opaque, hay-coloured beer with a nice frothy head. Smell is dry cereal salty with white pepper and subtle fruit. Citric. Taste is mainly watery bitter. Very fizzy and refreshing. Lemon accents.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1145) - 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.


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