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

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RATINGS: 702   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.


1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Shaney (2428) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - APR 29, 2013
Mittleres Bernstein, kaum Schaum. Ein strohiges Malzaroma ist vernehmbar. Im Geschmack auch malzig-süß, bevor der Alk. den Gaumen betäubt und alle anderen Geschmacksnuancen erschlägt. Schlecht!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBeerFanatic (841) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 28, 2013
Pours a medium carbed light amber with a boozy head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, slight hint of banana, little fig, and no alcohol. Flavors of toffee, caramel, and light alcohol coming through flavors and nose. Light to medium sweet and leaves a light grain/alcohol aftertaste. Alcohol dominates many of the malt flavors which takes away from the enjoyment.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thisis12ptfont (810) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
Faint aromas of Belgian yeast and carbonated grains. Moderate shade of copper/brown. Taste is slightly weak roasted barley, sweet caramel and burnt sugar. Fair booze and molasses characteristics on the finish. Overall, the flavor is very weak and it’s a little overly sweet on the palate. I’d give this a C- rating.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Melkart (261) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - APR 25, 2013
A beer with too much alcohol taste. It is not balanced and, after some time it is hard to finish.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
JefVerstraete (1142) - BELGIUM - APR 22, 2013
Medium carbonation. Very unbalanced beer. Sweet with a lots of alcohol, and alcohol is the only thing you taste. Very unpleasant.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JokasBeer (1) - - APR 13, 2013 does not count
Nice and strong beer with Caramel taste 11,8 alcohol , woody apearance and coffee, chocolate taste too

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2013
Bottle, thanks to Leighton, at the 500 miles tasting in the Sham, 23/03/13. 13% ABV. Lightly hazed golden amber with a very thin white head that dissipates to light spotting. Nose is booze, sugar, toffee, banana, yeast esters. Taste comprises woody notes, Ronseal, booze, sweet sugars, caramel, did I mention booze? Full bodied, sweet and cloying. You know all those beers you compliment by saying ’The alcohol was well hidden/expertly disguised’ for ... insert "10/11/12/13% ABV". Well it bloody well isn’t in this sweet sugary mess!!! MEH!

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Leighton (10483) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle at the 500 Miles Tasting, the Sham - one of my contributions. Pours clear, bright gold with a small, creamy white head. Smells like rubbing alcohol and turpentine. Medium sweet flavor, grain alcohol, caramel and glue. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Hot finish, sticky sugars, vodka, further harsh, raw alcohol. Very few redeeming characteristics here. Quite an atrocity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (1999) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2013
250 ml bottle, poured into a tulip glass. Is quite cold out, so hopefully this alcoholic beast will warm me up a bit. Very deep orange colour on the body, copper like, head is just a thin line, less than a finger, with low retentionn and only some traces of lacing. Aroma is very faint after the initial pour, but once shaken around the glass for a while, it’s coming to the surface. Apples, caramel, some little hops on the background and of course a strong alcohol smell. Taste is somewhat sweet, quite malty. Fruity as well. Other than that, sugars and alcohol, but for the alcohol level in it, one can say that it is bearly notable. The alcohol warmth is here anyhow, and it’s working its magic. Nice medium thick body, not bad on the carbonation either, being on right levels. Dry enough on the palate. Overall this surpassed my expectations. I was expecting just a beer building its hype on the "evil" name in combination with the high ABV but I came across a more-than-decent brew.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GIJOE (574) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Pours amber with a finger of white head that lingers a while of booze and grain. Flavor on the bitter side with some boozy sweetness of raisins and prunes underneath. Decent medium body; brisk carbonation. Pretty nice brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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