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Lucifer - Brouwerij Het Anker

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very good

388 Ratings
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Ratings: 388
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 14
Gots: 31 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-15-2012 22:37:51 | More by sharpski
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-09-2012 02:44:18 | More by DanInTheCan
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

02-05-2012 13:35:42 | More by Hobbit
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-03-2012 17:44:23 | More by phimonkey
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-01-2012 01:52:41 | More by LJWalker
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-25-2012 06:19:36 | More by jskennedy
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-24-2012 18:09:04 | More by hays99
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3.95/5  rDev +3.9%

A - Poured a golden color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of sweet malt some citrus and alcohol

T - Starts off a little sweet with some lemon citrus finishes with a touch of alcohol

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

D - Overall this is a good beer with a good taste that makes it easy to drink

01-14-2012 09:48:11 | More by beerpirates
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-12-2012 14:30:47 | More by AgingWarrior
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3.8/5  rDev 0%

A-slightly cloudy light yellow with a lot of bubbles and a good amount of white head

S-pale Belgian malts. Bubble gum sweetness. Some corn. Medium strength

T- comes in with a sweet taste of raw Belgian malts. Some bubble gum. Some dog breath. Pretty crisp. Matching after taste.

M-high carbonation with a good crisp finish

O- pretty good. This disappeared rather quickly. I appreciate any Belgian I can quaff. Some of the flavors do seem a bit artificial for a true Belgian, but it does have a lot of raw flavors too. It's definitely worth a try

01-10-2012 03:26:32 | More by AdamBear
Photo of Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

Very easy flowing take on a Belgian Golden Ale

Presentation: 750 ml brown caged and corked bottle. Simple and succinct label with an image of a flame over black background and a new logo where a small symbol of Lucifer rest over the branding. Big rebranding after the transfer from Het Hanker playing far more explicitly with the name. Minimal description of the brew on the side. Another step backwards with the disappearance of any freshness date, which their previous branding did carry… Shows 8% Alc. by Vol. Poured into a tulip glass.

A - Hazy golden pour with a rich frothy head, good retention, fair surface memory, and good lacing.

S - Yeasty and fruity nose, touch of pepper, lemon… A bit standard but rather pleasing...

T - Soft sweet maltiness with a touch of spices, citric touches, rather lemony at one point over grassy notes...

M - Light/medium body with generous carbonation initially that holds with a nice tingle over a smooth ride and a spicy-dry finish.

O -Very quaffable and easy flowing for a brew of this magnitude. A nice offering.

Notes: Riva to Het Hanker… Maybe actually there is a slight jump in quality. I did like the preceding Lucifer but his one is a touch lighter, and maybe a bit more lemony, which sorta feels better on this occasion for my palate. Now, under the offer that finally made me give it a go in this new inaction this one is well worth picking up and sharing socially, but the regular overblown pricing I see for this one in some establishment of the area is way off, and makes one wonder if they simply play with the novelty that it may be for some to get a brew with this branding…

01-09-2012 09:41:26 | More by Daniellobo
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-04-2012 03:17:54 | More by tclapper
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-03-2012 01:18:36 | More by antique
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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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3.33/5  rDev -12.4%

Enjoyed on tap at the Pacific Beach Tap Room, SD, CA 12/28/11.

Served a cloudy straw color, 1 finger head with active carbonation. Fluffy lacing left on the glass with each drink. Lots of yeast in the aroma, banana and lemon esters. Not much malt, though I can tell there is a mild pale ale in there somewhere. Caramelized banana, alcohol, then lingering yeast funk with wheat biscuit flavor. A bit of clove spiciness and a bit of nuttiness. This feels a bit watery but creamy. Dry alcohol finish.

Although a solid beer, this came across as a tripel that was lacking in some way. I've had St. Feuillien triple that served up a better banana and citrus ester flavor/aroma. Piraat loves the alcohol burn. St. Bernardus is the uber balanced tripel. This lies somewhere in the middle. I love the mouthfeel, though. I guess I'm a little torn, but ultimately this is a beer that is lacking in some way compared to other awesome Belgians. Good, but not to die for.

12-29-2011 07:13:36 | More by Philousa
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-22-2011 05:05:43 | More by doucmehu
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-18-2011 23:03:52 | More by Gregwa
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-18-2011 17:02:30 | More by jmvecchio1
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-11-2011 23:23:43 | More by Hatshep18
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-07-2011 03:05:00 | More by fergster75
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%


A: Pours a golden yellow with a full finger of head and heavy carbonation. Almost hefewizen like in appearance. Lots of bubbles on top, seems to be a lively beer. Its not transparent, has a cloudy look.

S: Smells similar to a hefe with a lot of wheat smell. Not a hint of alcohol or booz smell. Can't really tell too much else other than the wheat smell to it.

T: Has some heavy carbonation, and a light wheat taste to it. It reminds me of similar wheats, a bluemoon or something similar to that. It definately has more carbonation to it. Its ever so slightly bitter in its taste.

M: Light body with heavy carbonation. Heavy head feel in your mouth, almost a foamy type taste to it. IMO its a little too heavy on the carbonation, but if you like it fizzy... this is for you.

O: Its a good brew for sitting around drinking. This really strikes me as a more craft like blue moon. Its stronger for sure, but the taste is there. I'm not knocking it as I think this is something my wife would like and be okay with. I'd rather have a darker ale if I were going to pick something though.

12-05-2011 00:46:19 | More by thadbme
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

11-29-2011 18:24:08 | More by Demosthenes255
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-29-2011 04:02:22 | More by JAHMUR
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Poured a very cloudy straw gold with quick dying two finger head that left minimal lace patches on top of an aroma that mixed some sour funkiness and yeast along with citric notes (lemon, orange peel) and spices like clove and pepper. A light body that is easy to drink and smooth yet retains a crispness thanks to lively carbonation and some spicy notes on the backend. Some sugary goodness balances out citric tartness so the beer is neither too tart or sweet. Also, picked up touches of other light fruit like pear or white grape skin that give off a sweet fruit taste and a sour note or two as well. This is an easy to drink and flavorful ale and I'm glad its back.

11-28-2011 23:48:05 | More by clayrock81
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-28-2011 23:31:19 | More by rekel
Lucifer from Brouwerij Het Anker
86 out of 100 based on 388 ratings.