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Lucifer - Brouwerij Het Anker

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BA SCORE
86
very good

338 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 338
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Het Anker visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-30-2009)
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Moss

Florida

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very pale yellow color and somehwat foggy. Pours a two finger white head that slowly dissapates and leaves small white spots of lacing.

S - Smells of lemon, apple, and pale malts.

T - The taste is a lot more complex than what I smelled. Smells of lighter fruits such as apples and pears. It sweet and haste quite a bite.

M - Has a good mouthfeel but high carbonation.

O - A good tasting beer but the high carbonation somewhat puts me off.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 01:35:39 | More by Moss
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lucifer is a wonderful example of the belgian strong golden or pale ale. it pours a hazy blonde color with an inch of patient white head that leaves heavy rings as it drinks. a nose of banana, much like a hefeweizen, but cleaner than that, without the spice. other fruit esters are present as well, and there is a light floral quality. the flavor is very similar, yeast driven. on tap i get quite a bit more hop than i do from the can, which may be slightly dated, but i almost prefer the mellow hop bitterness to a more robust experience. the carbonation is through the roof on this, which gives it refreshment value and also makes it seem much lighter than its 8% abv, which will trick you into an early and heavy buzz if you arent careful. love the cereal grain qualities, and the way the yeast becomes so summery as it finishes. under appreciated i think, this is a beer of very high quality that is widely available. a great illustration of this often butchered style. a true belgian classic.

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Appearance: Pours a big frothy head with a clear golden body. Lots of carbonation action with the expected rings of lacing.

Aroma: Bubblegum sweetness, peppery yeastiness, ripe bananas, some bittering noble hops, and a fruity note not unlike oxidized pears/apples.

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Lucifer from Brouwerij Het Anker
86 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.