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Lucifer - Brouwerij Het Anker

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421 Ratings
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Ratings: 421
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 16
Gots: 41 | 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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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a snifter

Appearance – The beer is served a light golden color with a one finger head of pure white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is largely as would be expected for a BPA with a decent showing of some fruity smells of orange, peach, and banana along with some spice aromas of pepper and clove. A bit of bubblegum and some candied sugar are there as well along with some hoppy smells of a grassy and lightly floral nature.

Taste – The taste begins with a somewhat fruity flavor with the presence of both peach and orange present. Along with the fruity flavors are some light cracker flavors as well as spice of pepper and clove. As the flavor advances, some of the fruity flavors decrease being replaced by bubblegum as well as a bit of yeasty banana. Toward the end some hop flavors also join the flavor profile with them being composed mainly of an earthy and citrus nature. The mix of flavors that is then left at the end of the taste, ends up leaving one with a somewhat clean and crisp BPA flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thin side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The thin body is nice for the crisp nature of the beer and with the average carbonation, which still supported the flavors nicely, creates a nice easy drinker.

Overall – A fairly nice and easy drinking BPA. A good one to try.

Darkmagus82, May 28, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Latarnik, May 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Twal, May 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

fthegiants, May 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

oriolesfan4, May 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

maxeirp, May 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

vhmf1978, May 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

msquared36, Apr 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

DerwinWentworth, Apr 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Kerne, Apr 20, 2014
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

LADYBEAST, Apr 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

SuperMario, Apr 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

YobroitsJoe, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

ezperkins2, Apr 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

SoupKitchenBeerSnob, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Poupae, Apr 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

justinm4bama, Apr 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

ArtZan, Apr 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

kylehay2004, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

constantine_272, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

StonedTrippin, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of DuffDaddy
2.5/5  rDev -34%

DuffDaddy, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of CowsandBeer
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

CowsandBeer, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

TheSleepyMonkey, Mar 09, 2014
Lucifer from Brouwerij Het Anker
84 out of 100 based on 421 ratings.