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

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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (13616) - 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.


2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ulysse (316) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2015
Strong "cassonade" aroma. Rather weak since I had strong expectation of this tribute to the mechelen legend.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
florent.janssens (228) - - AUG 25, 2015
Odeur de cassonade. Bière dorée. Gout de froment/ grain. Elle retombe vite. On goute bien l’alcool. peu d’intérêt.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Nicolas_M (104) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4218) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6967) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdb84 (344) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (2885) - 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)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
digopossobon (352) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5796) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patdelichte (65) - - 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.


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