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Lucifer - Brouwerij Het Anker

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BA SCORE
86
very good

397 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 397
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 14
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
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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Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -67.1%

10-04-2013 02:12:20 | More by blameo
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pin

Australia

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

05-27-2013 19:25:32 | More by pin
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ajtorres311

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

05-15-2013 16:33:56 | More by ajtorres311
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Mattylegend

California

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

03-03-2012 06:22:45 | More by Mattylegend
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DuffDaddy

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

03-16-2014 04:19:02 | More by DuffDaddy
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9InchNails

New Jersey

2.65/5  rDev -30.3%

When I popped the cork the beer erupted and spilled on my floor. I poured it into my snifter. The snow white head stayed for a little bit but faded some so I could pour more into the snifter. Straw color body that is slightly hazy. It looks very carbonated.

Grain, grass, floral and some peppery spice. It's okay smell, nothing special.

Incredibly bland grain, grass and a muted pepper taste at the end. The Belgian yeast is lacking. BORING!

Light body, reminds me of sparkling water with a little less carbonation and dry.

Stay away from this! Not horrible, just not good. Bland, boring and disappointing. I hope this is a bad batch, I'm not spending anymore time on this.

12-31-2011 06:58:36 | More by 9InchNails
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SE-VAbeerdrink

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

07-26-2013 02:26:42 | More by SE-VAbeerdrink
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GeorgeCarroll

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

08-28-2014 17:32:18 | More by GeorgeCarroll
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Pahn

New York

2.85/5  rDev -25%

On tap at Burp Castle, NYC, into a Chimay goblet. From notes taken in early March, 2010.

Appearance: Half-inch, frothy white head dissipates very slowly. Pours hazy orange and leaves waves of lacing everywhere.

Smell: Smells peppery and a little grassy, with notes of Belgian yeast and orange rind. Inviting.

Taste: In light of the promising smell, the taste is a disaster. Heavy yeastiness with a cloyingly sweet finish. The citrus from the nose is present but tastes like orange soda (this is a very bad thing). A note of anise is present, which is already a bit dangerous in a beer, but is predictably unpleasant when alongside sickly sweetness and orange soda. Really chalky, overboard, and unbalanced. This is exactly the opposite of what you expect to get from a Belgian golden ale; no subtlety, no intriguing esters, no balance.

I let my friend try this and it stung her tongue. She said it reminds her of Fresca (I've never had Fresca). We agreed that it would be appropriate to describe drinking this beer as "flagellating the mouth."

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with a crass, out of control carbonation.

Drinkability: I was able to finish it, but if offered a second one for free I would have declined.

When I sat down at the table and began taking notes, I made a conscious note to myself: "Don't compare this beer to Duvel, just take it as its own thing." It turns out that comparing this atrocity to Duvel is laughable. Maybe it needs to be bottle-conditioned to be good.

04-27-2010 05:53:21 | More by Pahn
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Bieniek30

New York

3/5  rDev -21.1%

07-30-2014 01:20:55 | More by Bieniek30
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.1%

09-26-2013 00:38:53 | More by Dcunicelli
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dav2080

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -21.1%

12-21-2012 19:02:18 | More by dav2080
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devlishdamsel

Washington

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-03-2013 09:09:53 | More by devlishdamsel
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L_E_X

Arizona

3/5  rDev -21.1%

02-24-2013 19:38:23 | More by L_E_X
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Spider889

Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.1%

Thanks to keffa for sharing this at Jackie O's. While I have seen it a few times in stores it is the type of beer I'd normally never consider buying.

Clear, straw yellow with a very full white head. Left decent legs of lace.

Smells really funky and musty with spicy Belgian yest notes.

The taste is tough - huge dryness and bitterness dominates the palate. This also has overly harsh carbonation - biting, actually. Spicy clove is the main truly nameable flavor.

Dry finish with a CO2 dullness to the flavor. Very hoppy.

This was being compared to Duvel, which I get. It's like Duvel on acid - more everything: more carbonation, more funk, more bitterness, and most of it sadly in detriment to the beer.

Price isn't bad, as Kef said he bought the 750ml bottle for $7.99.

05-31-2012 23:29:11 | More by Spider889
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3/5  rDev -21.1%

04-20-2014 21:13:40 | More by DerwinWentworth
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.1%

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akttr

Michigan

3/5  rDev -21.1%

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Florida

3/5  rDev -21.1%

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South Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.1%

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Florida

3/5  rDev -21.1%

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Croatia (Hrvatska)

3/5  rDev -21.1%

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Florida

3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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Tennessee

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-13-2013 02:04:48 | More by Tnkemist
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Lucifer from Brouwerij Het Anker
86 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.