Anker Blond | Brouwerij Het Anker

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Brouwerij Het Anker

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by wl0307 on 08-21-2005

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Photo of roddwolff
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Blond color, the foamy head is fat, white and shiny, looks like whipped cream, have long life and good lacing;

S: Perfumed with hops and essences of lime and citrus;

T: Begins with smoked malt, appears after citric and spicy hops with sugars, very well balanced;

M: Refreshing with a sweet bitterness, produces tingling in the throat, and high carbonation, all these qualities in a light body;

D: The best light-body and refreshing beer I have classified.

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Photo of jmhart
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received a bottle from Shreik806 as a bonus. Best by 10/02/11

A- Pours a greenish gold, hazy, with a thick 3 finger head. Head is quite bubbly and persistent. Probably lasted a good 2 minutes. Head fades to a good lace on the glass, minor webbing floating at the top.

S- First of is a nice sweet malted barley smell. Not too heavily roasted, so lots light sweet flavors off the malt. Underneath the malt is yeast, a little graininess, and some mild hops.

T- Sugar hits first, but quickly knocked out by yeast. Obvious finish of wet grass. Undertones of banana, cinnamon, and pepper. A decent spicy bite at the end. Leaves a pleasant apricot aftertaste that lasts for several minutes.

M- Light to medium bodied kind of like a Munich Lager. Straight out of the bottle it was pretty heavily carbonated, but it didn't hold the carbonation long.

D-Highly drinkable. Easy to drink with a lot of nice flavor. The wet grass in the taste is a little too heavy, but that's my only complaint.

O- A pretty decent brew. Unique in it's approach and enjoyable. Happy to have tried it.

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Photo of Pepeton
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice finding, this ale.

Pours a light amber, with a massive white and fluffy head and lots of lacing.

Smell is fruity, sweet malts, Belgian yeast.

Taste is a well balanced mix of malts and hops. Probably more on the sweeter side.

Mouthfeel is almost creamy, say buttery, with a nice bitter finish.

Drinkability is high, you only have to take care on this one since it has a 6.5% ABV.


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Photo of Bierschenker
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Margriet was brewed specially for the festive year Mechelen 2005. A citywide spectacle of theatre, movie, exhibitions, literature, culture, cuisine (beer included),… A contest was organised for the inhabitants of Mechelen. The got the honour of naming the beer. Eventually “Margriet” won. The central theme were the two powerful woman who lived, worked and ruled in Mechelen.

Quote from the website
“Mechelen 2005, City in Female Hands is based on the interaction, five hundred years ago, between the town and two of its leading ladies, Margaret of York and Margaret of Austria. The event provides a platform on which women and men are invited to claim a place in the town and to take up residence briefly or permanently, just as the two Margarets of history inhabited their residences and remained associated with the town. It is a journey of discovery through the town, with projects where womanhood takes material shape in a variety of ways: humorous or serious, rational or emotional, indoors or outdoors, artistic or social.”

The event was very successful; and so still is the beer.

A beer with a rich foggy golden colour. Some carbonation, little yeast on the bottom.
The head is thin, snow white and very compact.
Very strong smell: strong citrus, banana, honey, caramel, malt, alcohol. Sweet
The taste kicks off with a sparkly sensation on the tongue by the carbonation. Followed by a bitter sweet malt and citrus taste, hops in the back. Becomes drier, taste changes to banana. Feels great in the mouth. Sweet taste, but no sugary / sticky or slimy sensation.
Aftertaste continues the banana with hops and honey. Lingers on for quite a while and eventually turns to peanuts. Fades away very slowly and gently.

Marvellous beer! Al the flavours are well balanced. A very own taste, lots of character. One of my favourites from now on. And then to think it had been lying in my refrigerator for months. Does seem to have survived the relocation from Mechelen to Leuven excellently!

Ut Vivat, Crescat, Floreat!

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Photo of fido
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Anker Blond pours a cloudy yellow color, small foamy head, no lacing; Smell is sweet and some fruity aroma; Taste is sweet, malty and yeasty, some spices; Mouthfeel is smooth, Moderate carbonation; Very drinkable and refreshing.

A good beer, recommended.


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Photo of gerardoluna
4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[Eyes] Orange cloudy deep and Yelow Golden beer with a good, creamy foamy head.
[Nouse] Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, malt, fruity, moderate yeasty, soap, yeast, anis-seed.
[Mouth] Sweet caramel malt, gooood carbonation dry and spicy. Interesting!.

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Anker Blond from Brouwerij Het Anker
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 31 ratings