Lucifer | Brouwerij Het Anker

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3.81/5
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535 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
Ranking:
#17,243
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
535
pDev:
11.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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32
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Ratings: 535 |  Reviews: 150
Photo of igl
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bitterbill
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy to cloudy colour of a potato chips bag. Plenty of foam, especially when you first open the bottle.

Belgian yeast, candi sugar, caramel malt, fruity hops with a tinge of tartness.

Yeasty taste. Some candi sugar, fruity light tartness, kinda hoppy. Smell is superior to taste but it is still quite drinkable.

Fairly light bodied with light carbonation despite all that foam.

Dated April 23rd 2014. Best by or bottled on?

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

Photo of Dentist666
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden beer with huge white head, excellent retention.
Smell - yeasts, citrus, spices, apple, pear.
Taste follows the smell, moderately prominent alcohol, some bitterness in the finish.
Medium body and high carbonation.

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Photo of B_B
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueShepard19
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmd1978
3.21/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hazey golden color. Light head. Nose typical Belgian: spicy fruits, sweet malts, grassy and beady. Taste much the same as nose plus hints of hops, alcohol comes through (which I like), grape, Apple, citrus. Finish is crisp and sweet. Belgium does what it does best. If your a fan of the style this one should suffice without the chamay price tag.

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Photo of jbaker67
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psmith161
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnTurano
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ant777uk
2.84/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Is it possible to have more head than Duvel?

Yes

Lucifer is real, Duvel also means devil, in both the head is trying to escape...

Ok though just not as good as Duvel...

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Photo of hockeyfighter19
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Burrlicious
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought the 750ml bottle. Rated highly at Total Wine & More. Cork w/cage to open
Appearance: light blonde with lots of carbonation. Medium head when poured into glass.
Aroma: Very friuty/sweet aroma. Couldn't smell the bitter hops
Taste: Not as sweet as it smells. Bitter taste that blends well with the alcohol taste you feel at the end.
Feel: dry, bubbly. Don't want to confuse it with a champagne, but characteristics are there.

Overall: 90/100 This beer has the looks of a Belgium, smell of a Belgium, but not quite the taste of an exact Belgium which makes it an intriguing choice to try. Definitely a decent/good offshoot of a traditional Belgium, but definitely not a traditional Belgium Triple/Dubble/Quad(where I found it).

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Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
3.12/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Review: Bottle of Lucifer Beer: ABV: 8.00%

Bought in Lidl and brewed by Het Anker. Attracted by the name and the imagery on the bottle, a very retro look, Lucifer himself holding a pitchfork surrounded by fire.

Very bubbly on opening, an awful lot of carbonation, Jesus!

Too much head, HUGE, that sticks around, forever. Takes ten minutes to die down, half the beer fizzled away, Must be the bottle, A murky yellow colour, not a good start.

I dont know if it was the bottles but too much fizz, ridiculous, undrinkable.

The smell was quite strong on the nose, wow. Can really smell the hops. Even though its strong it is pleasant to smell. A lovely beery aroma, with a sweet lemon citrus note.

Very sweet taste, sweet malts initially, with a bit of fruit,
Deep aftertaste, Ok, very bitter in the end, earthy hops, and lingers long
Nice enough I guess, Manageable
Very strong, can definitely feel the alcohol!

Not sure about this one to be honest. Didn’t really enjoy at the start, but there was enough in it to make me think again, perhaps that was the alcohol kicking in, which does creep up on you in this beer. Had a cunt of a head the next day, was hellish! Lol

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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.47/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaverCS
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy orange color with speckles of yeast sediment.

Aroma is of bubblegum, banana, clove, and some lemon.

Taste is a bit perplexing. It has the aroma and flavor characteristics of a classic German hefe, but with some Belgian yeast character and the body of a Belgian pale ale. A bit thick mouthfeel, yet a bit watery in flavor and medium carbonation. Very close to the nose, but with a solid malt sweetness. Alcohol is more present than desired.

Overall, not a bad beer but for the cost, I think I will pass in the future. I see it pairing well with clams casino. It gets a 83/100.

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Photo of 54V4G3
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The similarities between Duvel and Lucifer go well beyond the name. Had side-by-side, Looks are very similar with a big rocky head (although Lucifer is golden orange-ish.) Smells are mostly malt with a pretty full hop aroma and some lively fruits in both. Tastes and yeasts vary more as Duvel is exquisite and Lucifer is only very good. And the famous carbonation combines to make the dry finish that goes well with food.

Reviewed in MJ's "Great Beers of Belgium" and Garrett Oliver's "Brewmaster's Table", I take my cue from Garrett who suggested Lucifer (and other strong goldens) can accompany Indian food well; with the bubbles and hops clearing the palate for more. Right he was. Excellent companion.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of schoolboy
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Continuing my show of solidarity to Belgians ... This one is 3378 days old. Nicely aged.

It's light yellow with huge head that keeps coming. A bit too much. The aroma is mildly malty. The taste is a very mild mix of yeasty malts and hops. Very mild. I think it will stay mild as it warms.

The aftertaste is also nice and easy and it lingers long.

This isn't the most exciting of the Belgians I drank recently, but it is a nice, easy drinking brew. Long live the Belgian spirit.

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Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good golden beer, don't taste the alcohol at all!

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Photo of Jow
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmesce2
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had a 50cl can, poured into a Belgian glass. Great straw hazy color. Delicious taste. Overall great beer. Would have again, no doubt.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lucifer from Brouwerij Het Anker
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 535 ratings