Lucifer | Brouwerij Het Anker

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517 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
517
Reviews:
142
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
11.81%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
86
For Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I rated this as a 4 over 2 years ago. Finally time to repeat with notes. Bright golden with a touch of haze. A viscous thin white ring sticks around but keeps low. The smell is of golden wheat and a touch of graphite. The taste has a sweet oat creaminess up front but cleans up nicely with a wonderful whit wine dryness and bittersweet melon fruitiness. Balance is nice from thick up front to light and crisp on the finish. The only downside is a little mouthcoating feel of candy sugar. Overall, a great beer. Albeit an unoriginal name knockoff of a certain famous Belgian ale, but to be honest, we need more beers of this style.

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4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

lucifer is a wonderful example of the belgian strong golden or pale ale. it pours a hazy blonde color with an inch of patient white head that leaves heavy rings as it drinks. a nose of banana, much like a hefeweizen, but cleaner than that, without the spice. other fruit esters are present as well, and there is a light floral quality. the flavor is very similar, yeast driven. on tap i get quite a bit more hop than i do from the can, which may be slightly dated, but i almost prefer the mellow hop bitterness to a more robust experience. the carbonation is through the roof on this, which gives it refreshment value and also makes it seem much lighter than its 8% abv, which will trick you into an early and heavy buzz if you arent careful. love the cereal grain qualities, and the way the yeast becomes so summery as it finishes. under appreciated i think, this is a beer of very high quality that is widely available. a great illustration of this often butchered style. a true belgian classic.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Random find at the liquor store on the way home from work. 16 oz can with “L2240 13:44” printed on the bottom. Poured into a Tallgrass Brewery Cervoise style glass.

Appearance: Pours a big frothy head with a clear golden body. Lots of carbonation action with the expected rings of lacing.

Aroma: Bubblegum sweetness, peppery yeastiness, ripe bananas, some bittering noble hops, and a fruity note not unlike oxidized pears/apples.

Taste: Peppery phenols upfront, nice fruity sweetness, bubblegum sugars and a bit of hop bitterness. A very pleasant bready finish. Slightly warming.

Mouthfeel: Effervescent with a medium mouthfeel.

Overall: A very sweet, effervescent strong ale. I really enjoyed the nice oxidized fruit notes and the pleasant malty finish, but there was too much of the candi/bubblegum sweetness for my tastes. With that said, you can tell it’s of a higher abv but you certainly can’t detect any notes of alcohol, due in large part to the sweetness. Overall, it’s nothing to go out of your way for but enjoyable nonetheless.

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Lucifer from Brouwerij Het Anker
3.81 out of 5 based on 517 ratings.
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