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

Now known as the blond. Light yellow with rising carbonation. Fluffy white head with bubbles. Lots of lace always. Bubble gum aroma. Served appropriately on the somewhat colder side at Abbot on the Hill, better as it warmed. Taste was smooth, drinakble and bubble ummy blonde. Carbonation detracted.

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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 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.

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“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 paterlodie
3.22/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

BB 03-05-08. Some head and golden beer with light haze. Nose is alcoholic, malty and litle koreander and more spicy then fruity/flowered estery. Taste full, litle apple juicy, sweetish and koreander. Some maltyness in there but haning bitterness that's phenolic making the whole brew to me just avarage. Good carbonisation but taste makes it a litle strange mouthfeel to mee too. Certainly something else but not my kind off beer.

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Photo of wl0307
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted this beer on tap at the Evening Star in Brighton, 19/08/05. At first I didn't recognise the beer was from Het Anker as when I tasted this beer on tap at the brewery in Mechelen no beer logo was on display. Thanks for Beerymatt's kind info./correction and provision of this nice beer on tap!

A: served in a small short-legged wine glass or goblet, it pours a clear, golden hue with a negligible beer head and moderate carbonation.
S: mild banana or banana-bread and coriander seed like spicy aroma, with a little hint of strawberry~~ softly fruity and hoppy at the same time.
T: a witbier-like taste upfront--butter-fried banana, coriander-seed, followed by a lightly candyish malty flavour, a lively green-apple peel note and underlying spicy (like the aftertaste of nutmeg and cinnamon...) flavour and a peppery and yeasty touch, all mixed up and led to a kind of herbal bitter and hoppy finish. Not sure if any spices are used in this beer but the spicy touch accompanies the hoppy theme really well.
M: refreshing and lively, the mouthfeel is also quite smooth with gentle carbonation. Balanced mouthfeel b/w spices, hops and malts sustains throughout, with a slightly crisp touch in the end.
D: very delicately-tuned and refreshing Blond. Recommended!

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