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


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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   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. Its 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 Rumbolds 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fred82 (2277) - Qubec 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mzaar (3326) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2017
Fat @ Taproom, Amsterdam. Disig gul med ett vitt skum. Dofter och smaker av pple, citrus, vete och jst. Syrlig avslutning.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MelvinKalksma (1460) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blariacum (73) - 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 zon oordeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tbonde (355) - DENMARK - APR 30, 2017
33 cl [email protected] in large tulip [email protected] 7 degrees C. Pours an almost clear golden with a large white head of small bubbles with excellent retention. Malty aroma spiced by exotic fruit and the slightest hint of hoppiness and yeast. Dry, fruity and quite hoppy, but wonderfully balanced taste with a long, dark hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste, which just lingers for a long time. Effervescent mouthfeel as with Belgian beer when it at its best. Reminded me of a masculine version Skands Humlefryd. Really enjoyed this and will be back for more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZodiacM (1070) - NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2017
LCI. Uit de fles geschonken. Prima blondje, fris, moutig, licht zurig, citrus, kruidig. Mooie smaak en geur. Verassend lekker!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rubin77 (1873) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 6, 2017
F: huge, snow-white, average retention then collapsing with Belgian lace. C: gold, light hazy, transparent. A: malt, honey, grassy, floral, hint of citrus, yeast. T: malt, grassy, floral, spicy, white sugar, yeast, celery, medium body, medium carbonation, nothing very special, 33cl bottle from De Keyzer Drinks in Brussels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (5388) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2017
Cask, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at Henglers Circus, Glasgow on 28 Jan 2017, yeasty, apple aroma, hazy golden amber with a thin short-lived head and no lacing, Belgian yeast, apple flavours, quite a sour finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jybi (259) - FRANCE - MAR 14, 2017
Que de posie lorsque lon sattarde sur le site du brasseur Het Hanker o lon apprend lorigine du nom de cette Maneblusser, "extincteur de lune", en rfrence une nuit de janvier 1687 o la lune se refltant sur la tour de la Cathdrale Saint-Rombouts, trompa un malinois de trop alcoolis qui la crut en feu et qui donna lalerte pour voir accourir la population pour teindre cette incendie lunaire....Triste que cette belle anecdote soit reprise pour aboutir une une Bire dIntrt Limite. Soit, cette Maneblusser a comme point fort son quilibre et son homognit. Et pour cela, elle en est une bire agrable boire, se laissant facilement aborder. Davantage de caractre aurait t apprciable toutefois. Les armes sont peu complexes et peu intenses,rendant la bire peu intressante. En verre, la Maneblusser est plutt distingue, blond paille limpide (EBC de 7) et de trs fines bulles procurant une mousse blanche dun centimtre (saffaissant par la suite). Le nez est relativement houblonn avec en complment de notes de crales des armes de coriandre et une trs lgre pointe citronne. A la dgustation, lattaque se porte sur le miel et le bl avec de suite une prsence agrable de lamertume. La deuxime bouche est plus fruites sur la pche et la pomme en complment des crales. Lintensit des armes est cependant sur la rserve, avec une arrire bouche acqueuse prsentant de petites touches de crales et damertumes. La troisime bouche laisse se dvoiler davantage le houblon, sur une amertume fleurie et agrable mais dune intensit modeste (IBU de 20). Le final sera la fois linaire et un peu court, sans extase. En considrant les 5,8 % Abv de titrage alcoolique, on peut nanmoins considrer que lalcool est bien utilis et intgr avec des armes, homognes et agrables. Mais il ny a aucun rve dans cette Maneblusser. On nous a promis la lune, mais les malinois lont teinte....finalement cette bire porte bien son nom.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (5040) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 7, 2017
Maneblusser 5.8% Clear gold with a thick soapy white head of foam. Great apricot and stone fruit rich aroma - classic belgian blond. Rich fruit flavor that gives peach and apricots, dry bodied and yet sweet. I am glad I grabbed two of these when they were on sale on Rakuten. Solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
schavuitje (201) - APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2017
helder gouden lichaam met fel witte kop goed gelaagd , in de neus zoete granen en esters in de smaak zoete granen en een zachte smaak van fruitige esters geen merkbare hop wel stevige carbonation daardoor een degelijke ale

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