Lucifer - Brouwerij Het Anker
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3.25/5 rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Served in a Duvel tulip
A Pours an opaque golden to light orange color with a white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Some lacing is left on the glass.
S Subdued aroma typical of the style. Light banana and clove with some citrusy and grassy notes. Some doughy malt.
T Slight banana and clove from the yeast. Sweet, yet balanced. Pear, green apple, spice, hints of citrus hops. Quite pleasant.
M I personally prefer a little bit more carbonation for the style. Otherwise mouthfeel is good.
O This is a very good belgian ale. There are certainly better examples out there but I enjoyed this one nonetheless.
Serving type: can
09-09-2013 00:50:20 | More by wbason
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3.7/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Let's get this straight - a CANNED BSPA coming from the makers of Keizer Blauw?! How will this not be awesome? 16.9 oz can into a wine glass.
A: Pours a hazy gold color. The head is a finger high, with a bubbly white shade. Retention...well, it's excellent, and the frothy texture practically sticks to the glass with fury. As such, there is a shit ton of lacing left behind.
S: This really brings a nice fruit note - mainly white grapes and apples, but also a distinct expression of sherry. After a while, some peppery yeast appears, giving it a great spicy touch. While slightly simple, it offers all the notes I like in the style.
T: It's very fruity to start, again bringing the grapey and sherry-like flavors like the nose suggested. Bready flavors build up in the middle before finishing on spicy notes of black pepper, sesame seed (!), and - unfortunately - metal shavings. Luckily, some citrusy qualities help me forget it's mild metallicness some. Ramp up the citrus, cut down on the metal, and this could even beat the mighty Duvel.
M: Creamier and softer than most in the style. While it lacks the bone dry finish I like in Duvel, it makes up for it in its rich feel (and to be fair, it's still quite dry). Oh yeah, no alcohol can be detected at all, so the danger factor is here in full force. Carbonation is a bit softer than Duvel - and truth be told, it might have an even better feel than Duvel does.
O: This is another solid Het Anker offering, only this time it's IN A CAN! None of the Belgian-ness is lost, either. It's a bit too metallic-tasting to be a proper Duvel killer, but it still fulfills everything I want from the style: it's an 8% beer that drinks like it's 5%. Plus, cans.
Serving type: can
07-28-2014 21:13:07 | More by ThisWangsChung
Lucifer from Brouwerij Het Anker
86 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.