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


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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Brewery Het Anker decided to brew an easy drinkable city beer for the Mechelenians, still peppy enough in order to enjoy it to the fullest. We brew a heroic beer called Maneblusser. It’s a blond beer with an alcohol percentage of 5.8% vol. in which you can taste a subtle citrus aroma and a fine finish. Maneblusser is brewed according to the traditional method of high fermentation with refermentation in the bottle.

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 “Moonextinguishers”.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (13915) - Ottawa, Ontario, - MAR 4, 2012
A hazed golden ale with a thick creamy off white head. In aroma, smooth creamy rosewater, herbaceous honey, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet candy malt with the nice rosewater and honey mix, orange peels, silky mouthfeel, very nice. Bieropholie Imports, BB 13-11-11.

DirkDiggler1 (1) - - JUL 22, 2017 does not count
Mooi ongefilterd biertje. Verassend volle smaak met een tikje cytrus wat hem net even fris maakt en hem zo naar binnen laat rollen! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

zenkis (861) - Ogre, LATVIA - JUL 20, 2017
bottle from supermarket,
Decent, average belgian ale with flavor profile of slightly dark malts touch and peppery-phenolic yeast. Medium+ dry finish, medium+ body, light lasing. Still very drinkable. Color - amber to brown.

rumore (534) - Rimini, ITALY - JUL 15, 2017
From a 33cl bottle. Pours a slightly opaque gold with medium-high white foam, scarcely persistent. Aroma is rich in esters, giving a fruity feeling. Body is fairly dense, and highly carbonated. Taste is sweet and a little spicy, not really interesting. Finish is not good, as the beer also seems to leave kind of a sandy feeling.

Lore (2746) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 3, 2017
hazy golden colour, huge amount of yeast particles and large dense white head; aroma of apricot, coriander, orange zest and lemony notes, as well as candy sugar and earthy notes; taste is the same with some spicy peppery aftertaste; not bad at all!

johndoughty (5451) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2017
Bottle. Golden with a clear appearance and small head. Slightly bitter medium body. A bit too sharp for me but still quite drinkable.

Maarten1993 (1279) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2017
Drank with Rik 23-06-17. Like a normal Belgian blond. Nothing special. Some freshness.

Oddskulle (33) - - JUN 4, 2017
Det er ikke en øl man tænker på man vil ha igen, det en sgu fin i smagen det er slet ikke det. Det som taler bedst for den er udseende! - Super flot, gær som lever og leger i glasset. Der er nogen som kunne lære noget her... Smagen er meeeh

mzaar (3463) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2017
Fat @ Taproom, Amsterdam. Disig gul med ett vitt skum. Dofter och smaker av äpple, citrus, vete och jäst. Syrlig avslutning.

MelvinKalksma (1536) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2017

Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, fruit, grain and spices.

Clear/hazy yellow/golden beer with medium yeast and with a slight/medium white head.

Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, Belgian yeast and fruit; ends slightly bitter and dry with grain and spices.

This beer is rather intense and balanced, but lacks complexity. Really simple Belgian Ale that is mostly? saved thanks to that beautiful Anker yeast. Way too clear in terms of appearance for my liking.

blariacum (129) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2017
Weer eens van de tap. Valt opnieuw tegen; een alledaagse smaak. Mooi van kleur, maar licht van smaak - een onopvallend bier met weinig smaken die eruit springen. Ter verdediging van Maneblusser: volgens mij was het bier de laatste keer een tikkeltje te koud waardoor de smaak verloren gaat. Maar eerdere keer dat ik het dronk kwam ik ook al tot ’zo’n oordeel.

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