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Lucifer - Brouwerij Het Anker

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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:
Brouwerij Het Anker visit their website

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%

erha2, May 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

TimH, May 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

PG2G, May 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

ste5venla, May 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

justiceavocado, Apr 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

djrn2, Apr 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

brotherloco, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of keithmurray
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - slightly hazy, straw color with fluffy white head

smell - vibrant bouquet of citrus, yeast, green apple, hint of alcohol

taste - belgian yeast, citrus, alcohol, pale malts, lemon zest

mouthfeel - medium to full bodied, heavily carbonated, slightly sweet upfront, slightly bitter and tart in the middle

overall - this is a good example of a BSPA, albeit a step below some of its bretheren within the style. Worth trying.

Price Point - $8.99/750ML bottle

keithmurray, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of DoubleJ
3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Because I already possess the Lucifer branded snifter, I knew I had to buy a bottle of the beer. What I didn't expect was it to take more than six months since I bought the glass to purchase a bottle to fill it up. So, here goes a 330 ml bottle with a best by July 2012, on to the beer:

A murky straw colored beer with a thick and soapy color on the pour, eventually dropping to a thin lace. The nose is worrisome, as it features some rusty malt and touch of cardboard along with decent fruit and sugar aromas.

There isn't as much off-flavor action in its taste as the nose. It's a reasonable pleasure, offering pear, honey, pineapple, spicy alcohol heat, and a little huskiness getting in the way. Closer to medium than full bodied, somewhat airy, a little alcohol felt.

A solid strong blonde from the folks that brought us Gouden Carolus. I imagine that a bottle without the defects would rate higher, though it has a lot of work to do if it wants to meet its stablemates. At least the label is really cool.

DoubleJ, Apr 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

macrosmatic, Apr 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

smithmd4, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear straw yellow in color and has a high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a massive 2+ finger high white head that has excellent retention properties, as it took a long time to settle down and consistently left a small head covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of apples and bananas in the smell.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of fruits as well as pale malts and yeast; notes of spices are present in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied, dry and a bit smooth on the palate with a high amount of carbonation.
O: This is a beer that you want to use a tulip glass for to capture its massive head. It’s quite drinkable for the style and the alcohol is well hidden from the taste.

metter98, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of Neorebel
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow color topped with a thin head. Aroma is very 'yeasty,' with pineapple, lemon, tangerine, and flower petal notes throughout. Flavor is a pleasantly sweet and subtle. Bubblegum or candy comes to mind. Alcohol presence is hidden well. Classic Belgian Pale. Good, but not on the level of many others that are readily available.

Neorebel, Mar 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

BenGreedie, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of emartell
3.23/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cerveza con delicioso aroma a cebada, y ligeramente a otros granos.
Su color es dorado, opaco y turbio.
Al primer trago da la sensación furtementa carbonatada, sin embargo posteriormente se deja sentir la cebada, alcohol, lo cual la hace sumamente refrescante.
En general una buena Belgian Strong Ale.

emartell, Mar 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

PierceMyers, Mar 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Kenai4, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of draheim
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle (no dates or codes) into a tulip. Pours a pale yellow w/ an enormous creamy bright head. Sticky chunks of lacing cling to the glass. Light carbonation.

Aroma is floral, spicy w/ a mild lemony zing. Just a subtle hint of musty yeast.

Taste is clean pale malt, yeast, and hops. A delicate balance of basic flavors. Water is a key ingredient too. Very slight candi sugar sweetness, increasing as it warms.

Mouthfeel is smooth, semi-dry.

Overall a light, clean, drinkable Belgian pale.

draheim, Mar 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

rudy0908, Mar 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

javiernano, Mar 06, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34%

Mattylegend, Mar 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

leodarko, Mar 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Julien, Feb 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

djcira, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

GreenMountainBoy, Feb 19, 2012
Lucifer from Brouwerij Het Anker
85 out of 100 based on 416 ratings.