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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
valpoaj (614) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle dated 2008 - pours murky brown color - this looks as though it came from the swamps of Louisiana. No head to speak of. Aroma is light, but had some caramel malts, booze, light fruits and a general sweetness - nothing great, but nothing offensive either. Flavor is actually quite smooth - some years have mellowed this one out greatly I have to assume - caramel, vanilla, malt, candy - very sweet overall. Palate is slightly slick, and very boozy still. I opened this one up expecting the worst, and came away greatly surprised. Quite easy to drink, smooth and far from being ’offensive’.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
LordAltbier (102) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2014
Es hat einen satanischen Alkoholgehalt von 13% und es schmeckt teuflisch süß, man kann durchaus mal ein Fläschchen trinken aber es ist im Antrunk und auch im Abgang zu süß. Aber die Flasche gefällt mir!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 29, 2014
Bona cervesa, es bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
kingstoni (1468) - FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle. Clear deep golden color with a medium sized frothy off-white head. Sweet aroma of candy and caramel. Very sweet taste. Couldn’t finish the bottle because of its sweetness.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
yy0pp (484) - - JUN 27, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 Bottle 25cl. Seraf. Pours an amber color with a thin head. There was not much aroma. Disappointment.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
R2k2 (338) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2014
A clear, somewhat dark yellow beer, but unfortunately hardly any foam. It has aroma’s of cognac and alcohol. Also a full sweet taste with the touch of whiskey. The aftertaste tastes like syrup. Een helder, ietsjes donkergeel bier, maar amper een schuimkraag. Aroma’s van cognac en alcohol. Ook een volle zoete smaak met de hint van whiskey. Nasmaak lijkt op de smaak van stroop.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gururyan (589) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Just a boozy gimmick, as expected. Reminds me if the hot sauce trend of the 90's where heat trumped flavor...same goes for this abomination. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
venom666 (309) - Alicante, SPAIN - MAY 27, 2014
Amber color. Very alcoholic on the nose. Much better taste, sweet malts, balanced with the strength of alcohol. Soft, with some hoppy influence of at the end.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (795) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 1, 2014
Botella de 25 cl en la Abadía de león en 20-04-2014. en el momento. Color ambarino con espuma blanca poco persistente. Aromas de cereales dulces y poco mas. Cuerpo intenso con bastante sensación, alcohólica. Paso por boca bastante denso y pastoso, generando espuma en todo momento. Sabores maltosos y cereales con toques dulces ligeramente de frutas maduras. Buena, aunque bastante plana sin sabores intensos o destacados ya que el alcohol lo enmascara todo, sobretodo cuando coge temperatura. Ya van varias botellas, la primera en Ponferrada en julio de 2002 y esta vez ha sido la menos impresionante, ya hay mas, afortunadamente, donde escoger que por aquellos años.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beertholomeus (699) - California, USA - APR 23, 2014
Pours a golden orange color with a short lived white head. Fruit, sugar, yeast, malt and spice aroma. Yeast, malt, sugar, fruit and spice flavor. Light body and average carbonation. Very sweet with a sweet fruity finish with just a slight alcohol warmth.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tfredvik (1045) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2014
Clear, pale amber body with a small, off-white head that is fairly short-lived but it laces the glass well. Quite strong and dry aroma of pale malts, Belgian yeast, fruits and spices. The taste is absolutely not dry, it’s very sweet malty with a quite long-lasting moderate bitter finish. Strong malty sweet flavour of pale malts, Belgian yeast, sugar, corn flakes and lots of alcohol. Almost full-bodied, oily texture, moderate carbonation.
[25 cl bottle, 13%, enjoyed 8 months before BB date, from KaDeWe Berlin, courtesy of my Mother in law]


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