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


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RATINGS: 743   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PapaVillum (850) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
solvaris (167) - - OCT 5, 2014
---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired --- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (9925) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
melush (2740) - SPAIN - SEP 19, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, en Cerveceria Internacional. Color ambar. Sabor dulce, a malta, alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2014
8.4 oz. bottle from Wilbur’s. Appearance: film white head, orange copper color, clear, light lacing. Aroma: booze, biscuits, caramel, light fruit. Palate: light-medium body, thin alcoholic texture, alcoholic warming, soft carbonation. Taste: caramel and biscuit sweetness, light fruit candy sweetness, alcoholic taste in middle and again at end. Overall, balance is lacking, overly sweet and boozy, but for the lack of balance, booziness could be worse. I do enjoy the texture of the beer. Worth trying, but nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (3962) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Gift from Terry --- Clear medium bright orange amber, bubbly head cover, bubbly lace. Taste is very sweet orange caramel malt with spices that grows quite alcoholic in a noticeably bitter finish. Definitely strong, in a way that doesn’t quite work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rayaron (1343) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Clear golden with quickly diminishing low off-white head. Aroma is alcoholic, sweet, syrup, date honey, yeasty, malty. Very sweet flavor, date honey, malty, plums, notes of banana. Medium to full body. Sweet sticky aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
TET (2585) - Kaarina, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2014
A dark yellow beer with a white and quite weak head. The nose is malty and honeyish sweet, some pear like fruitness, and some alcohol. Taste is fruitful and malty, sweetness of honey an black peppers. Unfortunately, the alcohol cannot stay in hidden. Almost full bodied, low carbonation, quite easy to drink. Too much of bothering alcohol, but not totally ruined. Fruiful malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Calisky (2462) - ALSACE, FRANCE - AUG 8, 2014
Couleur légère ambrée, mousse qui disparait. Nez malté caramel, note d’alcool. Gout caramel doux mal grillé avec mauvais alcool distillé qui prend le dessus. Fin mauvais alcool..

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
anestrin (1) - - AUG 3, 2014 does not count
Cerveza de alta graduación con un sabor muy dulce, resulta una extraña combinación. La presentación es con un vaso muy pequeño (desconozco el nombre) y resulta muy curiosa.

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