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Lucifer - Brouwerij Het Anker

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BA SCORE
86
very good

393 Ratings
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Ratings: 393
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 14
Gots: 31 | 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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jdense

Oregon

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%

On tap at Le Trappe SFO 4.2.10 25 cl $7 poured into tulip glass during pre-6pm happy hour.

Hazy orange body, two fingers white head, medium dissipation with significant lacing. The nose was orange peel, cardamon muted pepper presence and noticeable Belgian yeast in the finish. Taste is more grainy than citrusy, pepper doesn't become prevalent until the beer is fully warmed, dry finish. Medium dry mouthfeel but not overly so, a bit sticky. Not too much of a ABV hit to effect drinkability, but it really didn't taste all that great. This ain't Duvel.

04-03-2010 23:36:06 | More by jdense
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

07-30-2014 20:13:56 | More by Canada_Dan
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-31-2012 01:58:04 | More by Dactrius
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%

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

07-13-2012 19:04:00 | More by eduardolinhalis
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ckollias

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-15-2014 16:16:57 | More by ckollias
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-14-2013 15:43:59 | More by GeoffreyM
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draheim

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%

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.

03-11-2012 06:40:15 | More by draheim
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

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
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-27-2013 20:46:05 | More by BigTrubble
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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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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-13-2013 05:23:27 | More by Kahlerbock
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Thedrizzle

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-31-2013 23:40:59 | More by Thedrizzle
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-22-2011 05:05:43 | More by doucmehu
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sharpski

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-15-2012 22:37:51 | More by sharpski
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

04-24-2013 16:08:11 | More by Jason1337
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-22-2012 07:00:39 | More by grahamboudreaux
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-03-2013 20:23:40 | More by LambicPentameter
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KajII

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -8.4%

[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…

06-18-2012 21:51:09 | More by KajII
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Poupae

Thailand

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-12-2014 09:44:17 | More by Poupae
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NickThePyro

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-18-2013 03:44:49 | More by NickThePyro
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rrski198

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-02-2014 01:35:13 | More by rrski198
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Lob

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

04-14-2013 03:34:09 | More by Lob
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-09-2013 13:24:45 | More by TwelveOunces
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impending

California

3.2/5  rDev -15.8%

Toronado. Pours a hazy golden straw, nice but not noteworthy.

Scent of a traditional belgian pale, light fruits, yeast and sugar. Again not particularly noteworthy.

I liked it but only liked. The taste was ok but it tasted and felt somewhat watery. No aspect stood out and considering how crowded the strong pale ale category is with exceptional brews this unfortunately doesn't contend.
cheers
jd

09-06-2010 01:02:30 | More by impending
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IpeeA

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-19-2013 05:42:14 | More by IpeeA
Lucifer from Brouwerij Het Anker
86 out of 100 based on 393 ratings.