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Brewed by Grain d’Orge
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ronchin, France

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RATINGS: 721   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle (13% abv) and can (11.8%): Filtered.
Ingredients: Water, Barley Malt, Wheat, Rice, Sugar, Hops.
Alcohol content lowered in 2002 from 15% to 13% when brewery changed name from Jeanne d’Arc to Grain d’Orge.
"The dark amber coloured Belzebub offers an intense alcohol flavour with a strong supporting maltiness."
The 11.8% version is canned in Holland.


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2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gururyan (635) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Just a boozy gimmick, as expected. Reminds me if the hot sauce trend of the 90's where heat trumped flavor...same goes for this abomination. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madchemist83 (83) - USA - DEC 23, 2014
Alcohol, bread, caramel, malt. Orange copper with small white head. Alcohol and malt in the taste. Kinda one dimensional but balanced and smooth. Kinda like sipping on cognac.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (895) - CROATIA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle, 250 ml at Pivkan, Zagreb. Pours orange with small white head. Sweet malty, caramel, toffee, warming alcohol.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
miggle (196) - Fürth, GERMANY - DEC 2, 2014
Amber color, weak head. Aroma has alcohol but also bread and grains. Taste is sweet with a hint of bitterness. Alcohol comes quite strong in taste.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
N3lson1 (257) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Drank out of the bottle.This is a very delicious Belgian Strong Ale. For a beer that is 13%, this is very good, worth a try.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpreo (1790) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2014
So strong that is smells and tastes almost disgusting. Still, that has to be some kind of European beer good thing, right?

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lowenbrau (2247) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 10, 2014
33cl bottle, many times in the early belgian years.
In short: boozy golden ale.
A boozy ale, some unbalanced, but a must in the years it was released, i guess around 1998.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (1098) - California, USA - OCT 24, 2014
A decent strong ale. Pours a clear orange with little head. Smells of tropical fruit. Taste is very boozy and malty, with a licorice finish. Had in the bottle.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PapaVillum (512) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2014 25 cl/250 ml, flaske, 13,0 % ABV, gave fra Handschuh, hjembragt fra Frankrig - tak! 8. oktober 2014. Kobberfarvet klar og filtreret fransk Belgian-style Strong Ale med mindre offwhite skumkrone på ca. 1 cm, som svinder til et par mm efter kort tid. Umiddebart en lettere syrlig aroma efter åbning, og oveni aroma af ristet malt, men ikke kraftig. Brød-noter. Senere alkohol i næsen. Kraftig sødlig og alkohol-stærk smag. Her er der tale om en kraftig sag, ja nærmest en maltlikør. Sødmen folder sig mere og mere ud og på trids af en underliggende bitterhed, er der skæv balance. Helt enkel for meget maltsødme til min smag, når man "blot" nyder øllet alene. Skal måske prøves til noget blåskimmel ost? Kraftig krop og vel karboneret på et medium niveau. Konsistensen er cremet. Lang sød eftersmag, som igen er for sød. Smagte denne øl første gang for 3/4 år siden, og dengang var jeg heller ikke begejstret. OBS. Gemte en rest til gensmagning med blåskimmelost (i dette tilfælde Sct. Klemens fra Bornholm) og vupti: det smagte og gjorde øllet markant anderledes drikkeligt. Kan anbefales.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
solvaris (107) - - OCT 5, 2014
---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired --- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"A malty, sweet brew. Smells and tastes a little too hot, and the body is not quite heavy enough to support the abv. While not bad (the bozzy spicy sweet flavor is nice enough) it has it faults, and was pretty rough around the edges.


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