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


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RATINGS: 739   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hype (38) - - DEC 27, 2013
In my opinion, stronger alcohol taste than some beers with higher percentage of alcohol I've tried. Tried the bottle. Seemed a bit flat and just "off".

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WillemsUrenkel (1172) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2013
0,25 l bottle. Red golden in the glass, nearly no head. Winery and light alcoholic on the nose. Starts oily, fruity, cherry, almond, alcoholic, light herb dry malt sweetness. Mid bitter palate at the end.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
allmyvinyl (7733) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2013
250ml bottle at home. Clear gold pour, little ring of white head. Smells boozy, tastes boozy. Booze.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RW80 (1645) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2013
25cl Bottle: Pours slightly cloudy, light brown with a small ring of off-white stuff (not a real head) Aroma: alochol and fermentated apples aste is sweet, alcoholic with and some sweet malts and a little bit fruits in the finish Quite boozy oily texture, Medium body, Mild carbonation, but the boozynes limits drinking.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Patrickctenchi (5439) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle: Pours slightly cloudy, light brown with a minimal ring of off-white... Fermented apple, alcohol aroma. Taste is sweet, apple and other light fruits....toffee....yeast..... Overall, the booze dominates....in a "I poured some cheap vodka in it" fashion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChrisSc (461) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2013
25cl bottle into tulip. Lille. Appearance: golden in color. Transparent. White foamy head with good retention. Lots if small bubbles coming from the bottom. Good lacing. Aroma: citrus, grains, alcohol. Taste: sweet with a bitter alcohol finish. Palate: medium body. Thick texture. Long alcoholic finish. Overall: not overly complex but still very drinkable, especially for being 13%. Doesn’t hide the achool as well as other Belgian strongs, but still not bad for such a high proof. The alcohol is very wanting. Doesn’t have the refinements of an excellent beer, but still worth a try.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Idiosynkrasie (5554) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2013
250ml bottle. Clear, orangey golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Sweetish grainy, slightly perfumed aroma, an unspecific, unpleasant bitter note, some yeast. Taste is initially sweet malty, minimally fruity, pear, later unspecific bitter; burning alcohol-driven finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
neur0 (1058) - GERMANY - NOV 16, 2013
(Flasche) Es hat eine fast bronzene Farbe, ist fast klar filtriert mit einer kleinen weißen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist alkoholisch, süß, honigartig, mit Wachs und Holunder Noten. Der Geschmack ist fast sirupartig, schwer, süß, mit einer angenehemen erdigen Note und einem alkoholischen Abgang. (Bottle) It pours a nearly clear, nearly bronze colour with a small white head. There’s a aroma of alcohol, sweetness, honey wax and elder. The flavour is heavy, sirup like, sweet with an enjoyable peatiness, but with an alcoholic outflow.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Arpiba (8) - Pilisszentiván, HUNGARY - NOV 11, 2013 does not count
Can from 2006. Time probably helped overall, colour was very nice, amber. Scent was sweet and flower, however the taste was a bit too alcoholic. Traces of almonds and dried fruits. Heavy malt influence and no hops. No bitter aftertaste at all. It is more likely a kind of wine than a beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
worldbeertaste (1787) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013
Clear golden yellow/orange with a disappearing frothy, lacy, white head. Smells of toasted malt, alcohol, caramel and sugar. Some Fruit. Medium oily body. Tastes of stale alcohol with yeast on a malt base that tries to cover it all with sweetness but fails. Finishes with a stale warming alcohol. I found it hard to drink.

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