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


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RATINGS: 741   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 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (9409) - 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 (2576) - 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 (3743) - 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 (1268) - 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 (2492) - 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 (2400) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
rikstar (2016) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
0,25l fles gedeeld met peltmeister. Oranjegoud met wit schuim. Geur Is suiker en schoonmaak alcohol. Smaak Is vruchtenthee met 8 suikerklontjes. Trippend op de suiker blijft je versuft achter van de alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (4237) - BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2015 Famous ale from northern France, was once the strongest European beer at 15% ABV, since 2002 ’only’ 13% ABV. Yellowish white, irregular and loose but nevertheless and in spite of the alcohol strenght, quite stable foam, colour orangey amber, warm, clear. Lively fruity aroma of orange peel, pineapple and red berries, honey, pepper, cognac, caramel candy, orange liqueur, aniseed, meat broth, a vague hint of peat and a subtle smokiness. Taste begins with lots of sweet fruits, mainly orange and pinapple, even sugary, on a light malt base that becomes a bit more full in the middle, nutty and very caramelly, bit honeyish, finishing in a spicy, peppery but not very strong hoppiness, though the ’tail’ is mainly dominated by warming, brandy-like alcohol, which they somehow managed to keep from becoming truly astringent, though you will get an alcohol burn in the throat for sure. Perhaps too sweet and too strong for many, but I sincerely enjoyed this at the time; it seems the new "Extra Strong" version of 11.8% is a lot worse than this, but I have yet to taste that one. This one was still enjoyable and original, but it has of course been surpassed by many better super strong craft beers since then.

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