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Lucifer - Brouwerij Het Anker

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very good

407 Ratings
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Ratings: 407
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 16
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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3.7/5  rDev -2.4%

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.

3.7/5: So what if it's not Duvel? CANS.

ThisWangsChung, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.4/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.02/5  rDev +6.1%

Smell like pineapple and cherries.Weak foam, short lasting, bit bitter and astringent. Apples and plums, strong sparkling and vanilla, later weaker,sweeter and easier to drink. Goes smoothly with fish and sweet. + strong, refreshing - too much fruits, similar to other belgian ales.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Very enjoyable and smooth taste, without being as bitter as the name might suggest. That being said, I would have preferred a bit more spice in such a beer.

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3.12/5  rDev -17.7%

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Lucifer from Brouwerij Het Anker
85 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.