Lucifer

I am officially obsessed with “Orange Is The New Black.” I watched most of the season over the weekend and didn’t think that I would like it at first. At the end of the first episode, I was absolutely hooked. It doesn’t hurt that a few of the actresses are quite attractive either. I only have 3 episodes left and I can’t wait until the next season comes out. If you have Netflix, it is definitely worth checking out. You won’t be sorry. Now, time for a Belgian brew in a can, made by the same people that brought you Gouden Carolus…
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ABV: 8%

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Lucifer entered the market in the mid 1980s under the label of Liefmans breweries. It was an extension to the popular segment of strong, blonde beers. After Liefmans Breweries disappeared, Lucifer fell into the hands of our neighbours and friends Duvel Moortgat. However, they only wished to concentrate on Liefmans’ fruit beers. Lucifer was in danger of dying a silent death. But we didn’t let it get that far, our conscience couldn’t allow this to happen. Het Anker received the right to produce and commercialise Lucifer. May we roast in hell if it doesn’t follow the success of our own beers!”

Random: I received a text of a picture yesterday that showed if you shaved a guinea pig that it looks like a baby hippo.

This brew poured with a full finger of white head. It was slow to dissipated with lots of lacing left on the glass. The body was a hazy golden-yellow color with heavy carbonation visible throughout. The nose had lemon peel, Belgian yeast, coriander and white pepper. It had some golden fruit as well. As soon as I took a sip, the first thing that struck me was how watery the beer was, especially for the style. The taste was really muted compared to the nose as well. It had some spice, not much to it. I got golden fruit, lemon and a touch of pepper at the end of the sip. The beer was really watered down and it took away from the beer in a big way. There was some booze warming at the end as well. The body was really thin with high carbonation. The finish was quick with a dash of pepper. I wouldn’t have this one again. There are so many better examples of the style out there.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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