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

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RATINGS: 522   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Lucifer entered the market in the early 1980s under the label of the Riva brewery. It was an extension to the popular segment of strong, blond beers. In 2009, brewery Het Anker obtained the right to brew and commercialize Lucifer.

Lucifer is a strong, blond beer (8.0%) with a gold yellow color and creamy white head.
Its fruity aroma with subtle notes of bitter hops, followed by a long and perfectly balanced finish, will definitely seduce you!

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3.1
Louke (78) - Swalmen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2016
Mooi goudkleurig bier. Sterk fruitige aroma’s echter de smaak valt toch tegen. Helaas geen Belgisch top bier.

3.4
Shark_Pants (743) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2016
330ml bottle. Clear pale golden colour with very voluminous and persistent frothy white head and cascading bubbles. The aroma has plenty of clove and pear with perhaps a little banana. The taste has a grainy maltiness, distinct pear, clove, firm spicy bitterness in the finish. Light to medium bodied. Pretty decent.

3.4
Muggus69 (2491) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2016
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 30/11/2017 Hazy blonde body, good sized white head. Good spicy aroma - clove, black pepper, nutmeg, cereal maltiness, ripe pear & amyl acetate esters. Body has a lively, creamy sort of carbonation, full but there’s enough dryness to cut through to avoid it being overly rich or sweet. Pepper body. Sweet pale malts, pepper & clove & apricot & pear skin. Mild bitterness, drying finish. Reasonable Belgian blonde - devilishly easy drinking

2.4
zacgillbanks (5169) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Bright golden coloured with a thick head of white foam. It has a sweet fruity and slight floral flavour followed by an earthy, herbal warming finish. Ok.

3.5
jsnicholas (627) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle (11.2oz) Cloudy golden with big white head. Strong Belgian fruity aroma, lot of carination. A little sweet. No bitterness.

3.5
danlo (3063) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2016
330ml bottle from the Cheese & Wine shop, Darlington. Golden colour, frothy white foam head leaving lacing and aroma of banana, meringue, fruity, yeasty. Taste is grain, fruity & yeasty, sweetish, with a banana note, plus a little spice and some booze. Foamy mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry earthy boozy finish. Nicely drinkable.

2.8
pityu (681) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 1, 2016
Bottle - Hazy deep golden colour, medium whithe head, good retention. Typical belgian ale aromas, some fruity esters, yeast, no hops. Taste is also typical belgian, quite boring. Medium body, moderate carbonation, a bit watery texture, yeasty finish. Not bad, just boring.

3.2
mcberko (17809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2016
Bottle at PIB 2016, pours a hazy dull yellow with a medium white head. Aroma brings out lots of Belgian yeast upfront, with lots of bubblegum and dry crackery malt. Flavour is along the same lines, with bubblegum and Belgian yeast in good harmony. Not overly complex but it works well.

2.8
Salmaneser (163) - BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2016
33 cl bottle @ home. Deep golden beer with medium white head. Hoppy aroma with a fresh citrus tint. Taste is sweet, with some malts and banana, and finishes with a mild bitter touch. Decent taste, but pitty the palate is a bit watery. Light version of Affligem.

3.9
AdolfoCC (256) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - JUN 18, 2016
APARIENCIA: de color ámbar con algunos destellos amarillo y naranjas a contraluz, se observa algo turbia y una moderada actividad de carbonatación; corona de espuma de color blanco y buena retención, de burbujas muy compactas. AROMA: ligero dulzor, notas de plátano, pan, pimienta, algunas notas de cítricos es lo que principalmente domina. SABOR: similar al aroma, el condimentado de la levadura belga bien presente, algunas notas de pimienta, algo cítrico, ligeras notas a plátano y cierto dulzor de las maltas que no llega a empalagar, todo redondo y de manera armoniosa; en el retrogusto queda un amargor ligero con persistencia muy ligera del dulzor que no empalaga. SENSACIÓN: cuerpo medio ligero, mediana a alta carbonatación. RESUMEN: una buena belgian ale, similar a la Duvel.


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