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Anker Blond - Brouwerij Het Anker

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Anker BlondAnker Blond

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very good

26 Reviews
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Reviews: 26
Hads: 31
Avg: 3.92
pDev: 8.16%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Het Anker visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: wl0307 on 08-21-2005

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Margriet was brewed specially for the festive year Mechelen 2005. A citywide spectacle of theatre, movie, exhibitions, literature, culture, cuisine (beer included),… A contest was organised for the inhabitants of Mechelen. The got the honour of naming the beer. Eventually “Margriet” won. The central theme were the two powerful woman who lived, worked and ruled in Mechelen.

Quote from the website www.mechelen2005.be:
“Mechelen 2005, City in Female Hands is based on the interaction, five hundred years ago, between the town and two of its leading ladies, Margaret of York and Margaret of Austria. The event provides a platform on which women and men are invited to claim a place in the town and to take up residence briefly or permanently, just as the two Margarets of history inhabited their residences and remained associated with the town. It is a journey of discovery through the town, with projects where womanhood takes material shape in a variety of ways: humorous or serious, rational or emotional, indoors or outdoors, artistic or social.”

The event was very successful; and so still is the beer.

A beer with a rich foggy golden colour. Some carbonation, little yeast on the bottom.
The head is thin, snow white and very compact.
Very strong smell: strong citrus, banana, honey, caramel, malt, alcohol. Sweet
The taste kicks off with a sparkly sensation on the tongue by the carbonation. Followed by a bitter sweet malt and citrus taste, hops in the back. Becomes drier, taste changes to banana. Feels great in the mouth. Sweet taste, but no sugary / sticky or slimy sensation.
Aftertaste continues the banana with hops and honey. Lingers on for quite a while and eventually turns to peanuts. Fades away very slowly and gently.

Marvellous beer! Al the flavours are well balanced. A very own taste, lots of character. One of my favourites from now on. And then to think it had been lying in my refrigerator for months. Does seem to have survived the relocation from Mechelen to Leuven excellently!

Ut Vivat, Crescat, Floreat!

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Anker Blond from Brouwerij Het Anker
87 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.