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

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#13,946
Reviews:
145
Ratings:
522
pDev:
11.81%
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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

Photo of hreb
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dated 18/03/2015. 750mL cork-topped bottle served in chalice. Beer is surprisingly pale yellow, mostly but not quite clear, and forms a really nice white foamy head. Aroma is pretty sweet and fruity. Super fine carbonation in the mouthfeel, with a very neutral, balanced Belgian pale ale kind of flavor. Grainy, notes of candi sugar and a dry, clean finish. Some fruity, funky flavors on the palate, though not overpowering. Enjoyable enough but not spectacular considering the fine offerings in this style.

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Photo of barczar
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Score is set to current average because best by date was 2012.

Big notes of pear, green apple, peaches, and treacle in aroma. Very sweet, but fairly balanced with sharp esters.

Flavor leans more toward the toffee sweet malt initially, becoming lightly bitter in the finish. Notes of cardboard linger in the aftertaste. Pear and green apple become more assertive and balance better in subsequent sips. Still pretty alcoholic.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into pint glass

Opaque yellow, Stacy carbonation, pencil thin white foam cap

Lemony citrus aroma, yeasty

Lemony taste, tart

Very sudsy

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Photo of Epicfail97081
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArmyATCBrewer
3.13/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Shanty76
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zippo999
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MFMB
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of kkmiller76
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of MLoxxer
2.67/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This beer was bottled 28 months prior to my opening it. The bomber from which I poured it was pressurized adequately to propel the cork off at a pleasing velocity. The liquid had a clear, light golden appearance. The head consisted of coarse bubbles and dissipated quickly to a thin layer which left minimal lacing on my 330 ml chalice. The aroma was certainly that of a strong Belgian pale, but less pronounced than I would have liked. The flavor was somewhat disappointing in that it seemed to carry some "off" flavors. There was a slightly metallic aftertaste as well. My suspicion is that the beer's age may have been the culprit in the flavor's problem. I should also mention that I did eat a calzone while drinking this beer, which may have been (although I don't think so) a factor. Overall I was a bit disappointed.

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Lucifer from Brouwerij Het Anker
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 522 ratings
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