Lucifer Black Belgian Ale 11.2 oz

Item #7303
Shipping Wt. 1.50 lbs.
Availability: In Stock

Tempting, smooth, dark ale!

Brewed by: Het Anker Brewery
Country: Belgium
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Color: Dark Brown

ABV: 8.5% rating: 78 rating: 87

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Lucifer Black (ABV 8.5%) from the Het Anker Brewery is a Belgian Strong Ale that pours deep, dark brown with a beige head. Darkly roasted, rich malts produce an aroma and taste offering notes of chocolate, toasted bread, and dark fruit. The finish is smooth, dry, and warming.

Located in the town of Mechelen in the Flanders region of Belgium, the Het Anker Brewery was founded in 1872 when Louis Van Breedam purchased the site of what had once been a brewery and hospice run by a community of Beguine nuns. He modernized the facility – it became one of the first steam powered breweries of the time – and his heirs would later greatly expand its influence.

By the 1980s, like many family owned breweries of the time, Het Anker found it difficult to compete with large commercial breweries, and entered into partnership deals which never succeeded as intended.

In the late 1990s, Het Anker, helmed by a fifth generation of the Van Breedam family, became independent again, and both focused and diversified its business. Today, the flourishing brewery includes both a restaurant and a hotel while producing a dozen or more ales exported around the world.