Lucifer - Brouwerij Het Anker
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Reviews by alysmith4:
District of Columbia
3.58/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Hmm.. interesting beer. Also had this on-tap at The Black Squirrel. Was not what I was expecting. The appearace was average, smell was fresh and light. Taste was very yeasty. I couldn't tell what it was at first, it was kind of an "off" flavor. I also tasted a lot of sugar and bananas. The beer was good, but very.. thin if that makes any sense. I kept waiting for more, but it just didn't deliver. There are so many other beers in this style that are available, so I wouldn't waste your time with this one.
Serving type: on-tap
03-05-2010 17:59:30 | More by alysmith4
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4.05/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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.
Serving type: can
03-18-2014 18:18:59 | More by StonedTrippin
3.63/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Random find at the liquor store on the way home from work. 16 oz can with “L2240 13:44” printed on the bottom. Poured into a Tallgrass Brewery Cervoise style glass.
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.
Taste: Peppery phenols upfront, nice fruity sweetness, bubblegum sugars and a bit of hop bitterness. A very pleasant bready finish. Slightly warming.
Mouthfeel: Effervescent with a medium mouthfeel.
Overall: A very sweet, effervescent strong ale. I really enjoyed the nice oxidized fruit notes and the pleasant malty finish, but there was too much of the candi/bubblegum sweetness for my tastes. With that said, you can tell it’s of a higher abv but you certainly can’t detect any notes of alcohol, due in large part to the sweetness. Overall, it’s nothing to go out of your way for but enjoyable nonetheless.
Serving type: can
03-13-2014 02:35:32 | More by CowsandBeer
3.91/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: Light golden pale color, slightly cloudy
S: Mild clove spice scent along with banana and fruit
T: The taste of cloves translate from the nose to the palate strongly, not foreign to these types of beers. I generally don’t like Belgian beers, but I really enjoyed this one. The alcohol content warms as it goes down.
O: I liked this beer a lot, I knew I couldn’t go wrong with a name like “Lucifer” and I was right. It was refreshing, clean and light, I look forward to drinking it again
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2014 17:21:41 | More by BeerandWhiskeyHQ
Lucifer from Brouwerij Het Anker
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