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 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 3, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2003 strange, vanilla spice. a bloody stabbing dagger rather than an actual aroma. the alcohol probably murdered the head. actually tastes... alright. go ahead, finish yourself!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2003
UPDATED: APR 22, 2007 15% version: Pours a lifeless copper with a thin off-white head. All I can say is pure alcohol. Has some malty complexity but it is so quickly burned off my tounge that I’m not even sure it’s there. This could learn a lesson from Dogfish Head.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Kinz (3711) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2003
Sort of an off orange color, a bit hazy, head didn't last but a minute or so, completely faded away. Aroma was a blast of alcohol, a bit of sweetness, and nothing else. The flavor was again alcohol based, and although it was full bodied and sweet, it simultaneously struck me as being a bit thin. A bite on the palate. A one dimensional beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2003
Bottled. I had the 15% version. This was all alcohol. That's all I smelled and tasted. If there were any other flavors I couldn't taste them. Couldn't finish this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2003
Thin, patchy head above a dark golden-copper. Caramel-sweet nose. Very smooth and thickish up front; carbonation livens up toward the finish and thins things out. Some "cheap" alcohol notes sprung up on me, along with some "hot" sensations. Malts were sweet (caramel, sugar). Hops were mildly spicy. Dryish finish. Some bitterness resides on the tongue in the aftertaste. Alcohol warms the throat. Overall, not very complex or interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 24, 2003
Deep gold to light amber in color,small white lacey head.Aroma is sweet and has huge alcohol notes,and not much else.Burn baby burn!Alcohol and nothing else here, not anywhere near balanced, I love a good high alcohol beer but this is a waste of perfectly good malt and yeast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClarkVV (5403) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2005 Gratuitous use of alcohol here??? Nothing special, stings almost, has an ok malt backbone. Lots of flavor, but Im not rating it that high in flavor because it is all due to the tremendous amount of alcohol. Has some flowery alcohol perfume notes that begin to taste like liquor rapidly. Complexity is lacking. Smells a rum raisin ice cream float with lots of rum and extra sugar in it. Is too carbonated as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2003
This is definately a nightcap! Very alcoholic in both aroma, flavour and aftertaste. Well balanced for such a strong beer, both sweet and spicey. This goes for both the bottled and the canned version.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
minguimore (17) - SPAIN - JUL 13, 2003
I can understand some people like this beer but I think that the alcohol level does not let you get the taste, it is too strong. By the way it looks it seems to be made for those guys that want to seem more MACHO MEN getting stoned. To rude, don´t try it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2003
I am almost afraid to give this a less than average rating, due to the fact that evaluating the “Lord of the Flies” may result in my tortures demise.-- My beer was the newer and lighter 13% abv. This beer poured a majestic golden color with a large frothy white head. It had an orangey grain alcohol nose and an oily palate, but the flavor was yeasty and sweet, like molasses. I guess this sweetness was the attempt at hiding the alcohol. Belzebuth is a decent brew and is definitely worth a try due to its distinct personality; but over all I was not so impressed. – I did get a buzz from drinking this beer.

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