Lucifer - Brouwerij Het Anker
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Reviews by 4000qtrap:
3.75/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Source/Serving: 22oz bottle
S: Pear with a musty, cidery edge. Rich, warm yellow fruit notes. Moderate pepper and spicy near-ginger along with bubblegum which is a defining characteristic. Earthy, organic, fruity and spicy all popped into a blender. Quite solventy as it warms even a little.
T: Warm, rich, deep yellow fruit. Whereas a lot of trippels are chartreuse, this is citrine. The heaviness of the body is also immediately noticeable, even though its heavily carbonated. Malt forward - especially for the style - with yellow cake, wonderbread, and straw leading the charge, but also quite earthy and downbeat. Notes of grass, honeysuckle, ginger, lemon verbena. Somewhat sweet and a pinch tart lemon. Bitterness is there but faint with a lemon pith character. Alcohol is not well hidden but is smooth and adds to the experience. Very impressive head that doesn't last. Finish is clean with a return of the pear from the nose, slightly dry/tart notes but sweetness sticks to your lips, with a minty-fresh feeling.
Notes: Good trippel with a lot going on. However, not as good from the bottle as I recall having it on draft, which was amazing.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2013 02:13:18 | More by 4000qtrap
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District of Columbia
4.01/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
(brewed or bottled 06/24/2013)
A: hazy light straw yellow with quite a bit of effervescence that leads to a significant medium large bubbled head that lasts quite long. Just seems a little too light, but head retention is great
S: light fruitiness of lemon-lime, strawberry, with the lightest hint of yeast
T/M: very crisp and fruity, similar to nose, with a hint of banana a little later. There is also a subdued dryness to it under the carbonation. The interesting part of this beer is how this dryness turns into a peppery spiciness that lingers a bit. I might even say this spice bite has a taste of fresh jalapeno. Outside of this, there isn't much in the way of bitterness or sweetness in the end feel.
O: I really enjoyed this beer for it's crispness and mildly interesting ending. I think it has a bit of Belgian taste to it without being too funky or banana-tasting (like some Belgians seem to me). Definitely something to sip on a nice spring/summer evening.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2014 20:48:12 | More by cjgiant
Lucifer from Brouwerij Het Anker
86 out of 100 based on 372 ratings.