Lucifer | Brouwerij Het Anker

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3.81/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Het Anker
Belgium
hetanker.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-30-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,554
Reviews:
151
Ratings:
540
pDev:
11.55%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
91
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 540 |  Reviews: 151
Photo of Swoosl
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eddieeight
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow the head on this beer is like two inches thick and it takes a long time to dwindle. Never disappears completely. Golden yellow in color
Smell is somewhat fruity and estery and yeasty. Taste is also giving notes of banana and honey. Mouthfeel is medium thickness but lots of carbonation. Overall a decent beer but nothing stands out about it other than the fantastic name and label design! I love Satan so this is right up my alley.

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Photo of cbcrunch
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueSpader
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nass
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

I am drinking a pint size canned version of the Lucifer Belgian Strong Ale. NO DATE on the can folks. I really dig the can artwork. This tastes sort of old like it has oxidized a little too long. It is more soury & acidic than other Belgian Strong Pales Ales that I have had in the past. This is up there with some Belgian Ale classics like Duvel & Delirium Tremens. It's okay but its nothing special in my opinion. It is sort of dull tasting compared to those 2 other beers that I mentioned. Great carbonation & color. There is some cool looking Lucifer bottle label artwork. It's savory beer, although it would taste better when drank at a fresher date, but I have to grade this beer based on what I am drinking. This is a nice style of beer that is almost as good as some classic Hefeweizens. Cheers! B

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Photo of 11-52_4hops
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of windowside
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sisterofba
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Botulizard
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Estria
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PlinyMeNow
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark golden, rocky white head. Smells of Belgian yeasty spice, fruity, sugar, candy sweetness. Taste has candied banana, clove, honey, malt, other fruits. This is a sweet version of a BSPA which is not my personal preference; I prefer Duvel. Highly drinkable at 9% however and it does have some “hook”; after one pour, I wanted another.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Birdlegs
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Radome
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Two Fools Tavern in Albuquerque, NM. It was served in an authentic Lucifer goblet.

Slightly hazy with a dark gold color, topped by a tall. pillowy, off-white head and massive lacing. A gorgeous beer.

Aromas of cracked grain, black pepper, light citrus and low honey. Boozy alcohol lurks in the background.

Flavors start out sweeter than expected, with cotton candy, honey and light orange citrus, but the effect is still fairly delicate rather than cloying. The finish dries out and highlights the black pepper, perhaps assistedby peppery hops.

Body is medium to heavy. Carbonation is full buth smooth and helps cut through the sweetness and body. Hops bitterness is low to moderate but noticeable. Alcohol is definitely present, but not overpowering.

Overall a good example of one of my favorite styles. I think it could use a slightly lighter body and a bit less sweetness up front, but that is just splitting hairs. This is a great beer.

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Photo of The_Bujon
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gouden Chalice.
Looks goods, half hazed golden body, decent retaining head...inviting.

Aroma is smoked, imagine a curing shed for cured meats. Appealing, but not in a beer in my opinion.

Taste is very good, a sweet citrus and light hop with a lovely honey finish.

Feel is also solid, smooth down the throat, mainly due to honey infusion..to say this is 9%, it is a chuggable brew.

Overall, similar to a 'Barber', possibly edges it in that contest, but either way this is a worthwhile brew!

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Photo of dandy14
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jwilcox767
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a cloudy color of light orange. Ok head, maybe a little thick, sticks around.
S: Belgian yeast for sure, caramel, fruity hops with a little spice.
T: Yep, yeasty taste. It smells better than it tastes but it is still ok.
M: Light bodied with good carbonation.
O: This beer was perfectly drinkable, it just didn't make me say 'I really need more of this'.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orange gold color with almost champagne like carbonation. Aroma was yeast with an almost bubble gum sweetness. Taste was identical but there a slight bitter hop presence which made this a bit different than some sweet versions of this style. Overall this was surprisingly a very decent beer

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottled and presumably bottled conditioned
pours crystal clear body with massively foaming white head
aroma has channeled the diactyl into a sweet candy note on the nose
sweet dessert wine flavour

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Photo of dvmin98
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antyk
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bad_Attitude_Brews
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mynie
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Here in the ultra-superstitious US of A, the bottle has a picture of a cute little satan guy on it. It's so weird to me, how variable cultures are when it comes to what is or is not a transgression against religious symbolism.

Anyhow, this is a regular old Belgian strong-strength pale. Pours very hazy and honey-colored with a wee little wisp of a head.

Smells sweet and yeasty with nodes of honey, white pepper, and booze.

Tastes... fizzy. The fizz is intense and blots out much of the front end. The middle has strong nodes of honey and hay along with some light vanilla, and the finish is crisp and citrusy with some white pepper and alcohol on the finish.

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Photo of justme
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Lucifer from Brouwerij Het Anker
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 540 ratings