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


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RATINGS: 730   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (5034) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 29, 2003
This brew pours a small head of quickly diminishing small fizzy bubbles. It had a light orange brown color. The aroma contained notes of malt, hops and a discernable alcohol content of medium strength. It had a stong alcohol flavor that was very over powering the other flavors. It was smooth yet burned as it went down. Truely a devilish brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2003
Golden in color,small head that faded quite fast,the aroma was malty sweet with a definate hint of alcohol,with some mild hints of caramel and mild fruit tones as well.the taste was much the same as the aroma with a big alcohol punch.with the after taste being malty and mildly hopped,and then the alcohol kicks in again giving a very warm feeling going down.IMO this is definately not a brew that i care to have again.I definately know there are better brews out there in this style.Thankfully i have only one to try thanks to my Bro-In-Law

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2003
An interesting taste, very sweet with a slight vanilla taste and interesting twinge with the yeast. Alcohol is very warming,especially as it warms up. Glad I tried it, but not something that I would drink often.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 29, 2003
Amber colored with a small fizzy white head. Smells like wet dog. Sweet alcohol taste. Has a smokey or marinated taste. Definitly a sipper.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2003
Bottled. Ginger-amber colour, rising fine gas but not sustaining a head. Sweet malt aroma drowned out by ethanol. You’ve got to try to pick the flavours between the sweet and the burn. Course burnt palate with a long sweet tail. The moral is, if your going to be this big, be subtle about it...this isn't.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2003
Smelled like pumpkins with alcohol. Not much head. Copper color. A little carbonation. Split with my girlfriend, neither of us cared very much for it. As other breweries have shown, just because a brew is high abv, doesn't mean has to taste terrible.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Radek Kliber (6602) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 19, 2003
First I confused this beer with Lucifer, but evil is evil and this one is no exception. Offensive alcohol taste, sweet low quality malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2003
This was absolutely brutal. I can say that it was hard as hell to split and 8 or 11 ounce or whatever size it was. I get pleasure from drinking forties when compared to this. All malt, and all alcohol. I'd rather eat a bowl of cherios soaked in vodka.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 12, 2003
When you walk into a beer store and look for something new and see beer with a label that say 15% ABV on the foil surrounding the cap you just have to try it. It poured with a gold body and an off white heat theat is completely diminished. A sweet caramel maltiness in the aroma with alcohol. A flavor of sweet malt and a hint of caramel that is taken over by alcohol. Very warming. Not well balanced. How can you have a nicely balanced beer with 15% alcohol??

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
SilkTork (5375) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2009 May, 2008 Nice colour. Smells and tastes like a strong lager. Carlsberg Special Brew with a fancy name. Well, a bit nicer perhaps, but still fairly one dimensional. [1.8]
July 2009 250ml bottle, brought back from the Pyrenees by Bridget. Tastes like a fiery and crude Strong Lager. Some perfume in the malt. Bock, malt liquor, strong lager or strong blonde ale - the end result is a strong pale beer with too much alcohol for my taste, but lovers of strong beers will give it higher marks. Really crude stuff - the Carlsberg Special Brew is tastier. [1.4]

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