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


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RATINGS: 743   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrbeakersalesman99 (17) - USA - FEB 24, 2001

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beer Lover (23) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 14, 2001
Here is a beer that a beer lover would sell his soul for. This devilish brew from France is a Belgian Golden Strong Ale by style. This beer weighs in at a mighty 15% abv so beware! Belzebuth Pur Malt pours to a deep golden color with a slight white head that fades, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose is very fragrant with sweet and pale malt aromas, and waves of peppery alcoholic strenght. The palate is a sea of smooth malt flavors paired with estery, light jammy touches. The body is gentle, and lean for a beer of this strength. Belzebuth finishes with more great malt flavor up front, then ends with a very high octane, warming burn that lights a fire in the belly. This beer is phenemonal. Seek this one out at all costs.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2004
This is great half a bottle and I am pleasently buzzed. It does have wine qualities but it is a little more like beer then some of the others I have tried. Great oily taste with a friuty vibe. Nice scent and color a winner. Novices beware!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Belzebuth Pur Malt pours to a beautiful, bright, deep golden color, with a tight white head that quicky fades, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is enchanting. Belzebuth knows how to tempt you like a Seiren sweetly singing. Waves of peppery alcohol strength marry with aromas of sweet malt with a slight back drop of estery fruit. The palate is lush with a sea of smooth maltiness that gently glides over the tongue. Lots of great pale malt flavors, with light and jammy touches of peach or perhaps apricot. The body is substantial, but lean for a beer this potent, making it very deceiving, and dangerously drinkable. The beer ends with more sweet, yet crisp pale malt flavors up front, then leads into a very long, high octane, peppery burn that warms you as it slides down the throat, and lights a fire in the belly. Wow. This is one of the most seductive, soothing, and enjoyable beer I have ever tasted. You will gladly make a deal with the devil after tasting this beer. Great marketing comes with this beer, it is sold is a small gift box containing three bouteilles which are 250ml or 8 ounce bottles. Trust me, 8 ounces is enough, this beer has over three times the strength of your average beer. Belzebuth is a master of deception, looking at this beer you would think it is an ordinary golden ale or lager, but this devil of a brew shows that a beer doesn’t have to be dark to be strong. This beer makes a fantastic cordial, or after dinner drink. It is akin to drinking a fine brandy or cognac. I would not match this with food, though I’m sure it would work well with a number of dishes, including fish, chicken, or pork. Sip and savor this one

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerbarella (348) - - OCT 1, 2013
250 ml bottle. Drunk from the bottle. Fruity spicey caramelly aroma and taste. Spicey palate. Tastes surprisingly great for such a strong beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerGod (6010) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2002
Wow! This one packs a punch. Surprisingly it is not overwhelming considering the 15% alcohol content. Blondish brown and somewhat transparent in color and appearance. Not as malty as I was lead to believe. Strong alcohol odor and taste. There’s a slight floral and bubblegum or cotton candy taste within and underlying the finish. Wonderful beer definitely worth seeking out.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 19/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 5, 2005
In the 250 mL bottle. Aroma of Mead. Honey and alcohol. Don’t take a deep breath of this from a trappist glass or it will burn your nostrils. This was the 13% abv version. Rich cloudy golden orange color. Aroma of tootsie rolls and cotton candy. Confectioner’s sugar. The ale reminds you of Halloween candy. Fixes the tongue much in the manner that glutaraldehyde would. So much ethanol that it actually dehydrates the oral tissues. This ale sterilizes the glass. Quite bacteriocidal. Now I know what it means when people say that a beer is "chewey." This is rawhide in a glass. Not balanced by design and this is an important distinction for those in the know. A great example of French extremism.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chantdaddy (19) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2008
38??? Are you kidding me!?!? The current rating of 38 is not appropriate for this beer... Even though this beer is known as one of the strongest (or strongest) all malt Belgian ales, it deserves to be known as more than that. I’m not even going to get into the prowess it takes to make an ale, consistently, that is 13% (and appropriately carbonated). This is a GREAT beer. It’s smooth, the flavors are in balance (even with the high alcohol level)...yes, alcohol is evident, but that’s expected. This is one of those beers where it’s absolutely clear, especially to brewers, that the brewer has reached a very high level of mastery in his/her craft... to produce such a fine product when also trying to achieve such a high level of alocohol is not easy to do by any means. Excellent!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vamp666 (15) - - AUG 30, 2013
Belzebuth is a great tasting ale. For a 13% alcoholic Ale it taste light. So to me it’s dangerous because u would want to drink a lot of it then u will be a sleep. Lol. Good fucking times!!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JBaggett2013 (2) - Cole Bay, SINT MAARTEN - MAR 24, 2015 does not count
caramel, roasty, resin, leather, alcohol, woody, Very strong, almost astringent in taste. Yet not overpowering. Similar to drinking a boilermaker in feel. Could do to sell in larger portions as the serving is quite small.

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