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Lucifer - Brouwerij Het Anker

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BA SCORE
85
very good

416 Ratings
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Ratings: 416
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 16
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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4/5  rDev +5.5%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Bix, Aug 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

hayesjw, Aug 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

Suigintou92, Aug 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Crumpetsnbeer, Aug 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

6demonbag, Aug 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

BrazilianAussie, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of Absumaster
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clear golden beer with a huge head that shows eternal lacing on the glass. The carbonation is very high and an aggressive stream of bubbles is rising to the surface.

Smell is very fruity with hints of melon and ripe bananas and some solvent whiffs. The smell is 100% Belgian. Maybe some very light coriander in the back.

Taste is dominated by the strong yeast character. The yeast adds a strong fruity taste caused by the higher alcohols. There are flavors of bananas and peaches. The maltiness is low and most probably enriched by a large sugar addition, which makes the body of the beer low and increases drinkability. For an 8% ABV beer this beer drinks way too easy. A classic and nice example of the style. In my book at the same level as a Duvel.

Absumaster, Aug 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

fionn13, Aug 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

scot959, Aug 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Rickythejeweler, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml served in it's own glass @ Café de Bruxelles - Lausanne.

A: Pours golden slightly hazy yellow color forming a medium bubbled fluffy white head

S: Quite spice and fruity. Green apples, bananas, honey (or vanilla), candy sugar, bread, sweet grains and hints of alcohol

T: Very Belgian, I mean, sweet candy sugar and fruity upfront and a nice pleasant grassy hoppy end. Bready. At the same time, very spice in taste too. Belgian yeasts, sweet malts, lemon zest, cloves

M: Medium body and good carbonation. Sweet upfront and a mild bitter aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. Good beer

eduardolinhalis, Jul 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

seyton, Jul 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

durwood64, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of bsp77
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from tap into small glass.

Appearance: Cloudy yellow with thin white head.

Smell: Banana, peach, citrus, clove and some grassiness.

Taste: Similar flavor profile as the aroma, but a little more funky and boozy.

Feel: Decent carbonation, light but syrupy body, semi-dry finish.

Overall: Pretty good Strong Pale, but the mouthfeel is a little too syrupy and the flavor profile is a little too pedestrian.

bsp77, Jun 30, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought a bottle of this from the Tobu department store in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Poured into a white wine glass. The appearance was golden with a thin white head. The smell was a bit lacking for a quality Belgian beer, I thought, but I found traces of hops with a bit of grapefruit. The taste followed that, and I was a bit disappointed not to find too much laying deeper in the brew. Overall, this was a decent Belgian strong, but there are so many other better options when it comes to this esteemed category of beer.

shigg85, Jun 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

gleemonger, Jun 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

Tribis, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of rodkin
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden orange, very translucent, almost opaque. About a 3 finger head that reduces pretty quickly. Minimal lacing.

Smell is nice. Some grassy hops, a bit of fruitiness (a bit of citrus, maybe some cherry), and yeast.

Taste is nice. Bitterness upfront, followed by the fruitiness that flows really naturally into the yeast flavor. A bit of spice, too.

Mouthfeel is nice and bubbly, good carbonation.

Pretty dang good overall. Very easy to drink, good on a hot summer day.

rodkin, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of KajII
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Best served in a Trappist glass]

The pour was a hazy golden yellow with an average sized (1-2 finger) white frothy head that reduced slowly, down to a heavy film with a large collar which possessed some excellent sheets of lacing.

The aroma was of a funky barnyard Belgian yeast and a light grain malt with notes of honey, citrus (lemon), toffee, a mild fruitiness and a slight alcohol scent.

The taste was lightly sweet with a malty citrus note in the beginning, and then became very yeasty and a bit sour with a hint of green apple and a slight peppery alcohol tinge towards the end. The flavor lasted an average duration following the swallow, with a nice mild fruity funky yeast taste left behind.

Mouthfeel was light in body and creamy in texture with a mild carbonation.

Overall a very good Belgian Ale with a nice fruity citrus presence, that along with a good mix of yeast and alcohol helped make sure that no one flavor was so overpowering that it overshadowed any other. This brew was very tasty and rather refreshing for a beer that has such a high ABV…

KajII, Jun 18, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have a thirsty towel handy, because this one pops and fizzes like champagne! It pours a pretty, slightly hazy solar yellow with a thick, frothy white head. Strong, yeasty aroma has hints of pear and butterscotch. Flavor has a nice malty core with subtle fruity and butterscotch notes, a hint of hops, and a firm but not fierce alcohol bite. Texture has good body and plenty of sassy fizz. Devilish!

Cyberkedi, Jun 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

MAUEX_MFA, Jun 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Kathy, Jun 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Zakk, Jun 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Spider889, Jun 01, 2012
Lucifer from Brouwerij Het Anker
85 out of 100 based on 416 ratings.