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Lucifer | Brouwerij Het Anker

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3.8/5
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525 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:
#15,659
Reviews:
147
Ratings:
525
pDev:
11.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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32
Gots:
89
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Ratings: 525 |  Reviews: 147
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3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour for the 4th Annual LA Beer Week Beer Festival at Union Station in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a slightly murky yellow with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, spices, and yeast. Taste is much the same with a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 25.4oz bottle into mug. First glass had a strong head.

A. Golden honey. A transparent apple juice with a strong head and laced well.

S. Smells like belgian. Fruity, malts and hops are there too. Carbonation tickles

T. Starts out American, but sweeter. Leaves hoppy..burps are tastey with the sweet and bitter.

M. Nice carbonation. Refreshing... if I had more than one bottle I would guzzle.

O. I like this one! It ads a distinct belgian taste to the PBR that I would drink everyday. Not watery though. But still refreshing. The lite warmth of the 8% ABV cuddles me into bed and sings me a lullaby. Seriously...will buy again

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taken from copious notes:

The bartender poured this into a chalice glass. On the initial pour he got a ton of foam, which he poured until it went away. The remaining one finger of head led to some decent lacing on the glass.

The smell was soure like a single, but there wasn't much going on here.

The flavor was good, but there is nothing really exception going on here. This was a very easy to drink belgian style beer.

The name is nice, but nothing in the name would be indicative of the flavor. You would figure that there would be sharpness/harshness... that really isn't the case.

Overall this is a decent fall back when available, however, this is nothing to really pursue.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clear golden beer with a huge head that shows eternal lacing on the glass. The carbonation is very high and an aggressive stream of bubbles is rising to the surface.

Smell is very fruity with hints of melon and ripe bananas and some solvent whiffs. The smell is 100% Belgian. Maybe some very light coriander in the back.

Taste is dominated by the strong yeast character. The yeast adds a strong fruity taste caused by the higher alcohols. There are flavors of bananas and peaches. The maltiness is low and most probably enriched by a large sugar addition, which makes the body of the beer low and increases drinkability. For an 8% ABV beer this beer drinks way too easy. A classic and nice example of the style. In my book at the same level as a Duvel.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml served in it's own glass @ Café de Bruxelles - Lausanne.

A: Pours golden slightly hazy yellow color forming a medium bubbled fluffy white head

S: Quite spice and fruity. Green apples, bananas, honey (or vanilla), candy sugar, bread, sweet grains and hints of alcohol

T: Very Belgian, I mean, sweet candy sugar and fruity upfront and a nice pleasant grassy hoppy end. Bready. At the same time, very spice in taste too. Belgian yeasts, sweet malts, lemon zest, cloves

M: Medium body and good carbonation. Sweet upfront and a mild bitter aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. Good beer

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Lucifer from Brouwerij Het Anker
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 525 ratings
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