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

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RATINGS: 733   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 (647) - 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


1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Achel (140) - GREECE - JUN 29, 2015
Extremely sweet, which hides the enormous alcohol content well, but also makes it taste awful. Way, way too sweet.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (9205) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle at PIB 2015, pours a hazy yellow blonde with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of Belgian yeast, alcohol, and candied sugar. Flavour is very yeast-forward, with loads of Belgian yeast that tingles the tongue, along with light candied sugar and slight alcohol. Not actually that offensive, opposite to what I was expecting. Not very complex but still clean. Decent.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jamaty (1152) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 11, 2015
Pues sí, pedazo de licor. Casi 3 veces mas que una lager flojita. Oscura, poca espuma. Brutal en boca, frutal pero envuelta en calor alcoholico por todos los lados. Algo de dulzor tambien... Pero alcohol... No esta mal... Pero alcohol... Tomese de postre.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
smroush (117) - Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Aromas of toffee and just a bit of fruit - say pear and a slight hint of orange. Hops really subdued,nut some real alcohol sweetness. Almost reminds me of a light cognac. Color is an unusual and attractive light amber orange. Quite sparse off-white head. Taste is a heavy sweetness but very little bitterness. Light to medium body. Thin, slick texture. Light carbonation. Medium length finish with sweetness, toffee and mild fruit. Overall I like this beer. I like how different and unique it is. Almost like a mild, fruity liquor - reminds me a bit of cognac or sherry. Not something I would want every week, but a nice variation to have once in a while. In some respects it’s not very "beer like" with the high alcohol, fruity flavors, sweetness and lack of hop bitterness. Still an interesting outlier; I am surprised how low the overall Ratebeer average rating is for it.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JBaggett2013 (2) - Cole Bay, SINT MAARTEN - MAR 24, 2015 does not count
caramel, roasty, resin, leather, alcohol, woody, Very strong, almost astringent in taste. Yet not overpowering. Similar to drinking a boilermaker in feel. Could do to sell in larger portions as the serving is quite small.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ordybill (596) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Poured from a bottle into a snifter Aroma- Fruit, malt and alcohol Appearance- The color is a dark golden yellow and almost no head Taste- Has a fruit taste and after the second sip the alcohol started to become readily noticeable. Not a bad flavor. Palate- A medium-bodied beer with a low amount of carbonation. Overall- A pretty good beer but it is not a beer that people will want to drink on a regular basis. it is definitely one that beer-fanatics will want to try.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wim (3084) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2015
with yves at his home golden blond colored body with a white head and with a malt hops alcholic aroma a malt hops alcholic bitter sweet taste with a alcholic bitter finish

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
susonagger (77) - spain, - MAR 12, 2015
NOTA DE CATA: - Vista: Belzebuth 250ml presenta un color naranja y oro. - Nariz: Aromas genuinos. - Boca: Con un sabor dulce equilibrado con la fuerza del alcohol. Es suave, caliente en la garganta y con una influéncia de lúpulo al final. Sabor complejo y suave. Desde el primer sorbo se aprecio el alcohol duro seguido por notas a malta dulce y miel. Sabor picante al final. Temperatura ideal: 5-6ºC

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Yves (2524) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2015
Shared with wim at my home. Clear goldblond colored beer with small white head and only few carbonation Alcoholic malty aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is alcoholic sweet herby dry.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hoppy_Luke (626) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 5, 2015
Z reguły piwa o tej mocy, nie będące RISami czy Barley Wine, omijam szerokim łukiem. Ale w tym wypadku, z racji tego, że był to prezent i butelka miała objętość 250ml, postanowiłem spróbować... Kolor ciemnozłoty z całkiem sporą, ale dziurawą i szybko opadającą pianą. Zapach słodki - herbatnikowy, alkoholowy. W smaku, na szczęście, alkohol nie grał dominującej roli. Słodkie, nieco nawet karmelkowe ujawniało alkohol poprzez pieczenie w przełyku. Więcej doznań raczej nie było, ale nastawiałem się raczej na większy problem z pijalnością.


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