Formerly brewed at Grain d’Orge (Brasseurs De Gayant)
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.

khayman70's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
khayman70 (153) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2004
Poured a bit lighter than I anticipated. The head lingered for only a moment before leaving a fine white lace. Sweet, and slightly oily in the mouth with a slight alcohol and pepper burn. I tasted a little fruit, bananas maybe.....or plums. A little more burn on the end, but VERY tasty. Two was enough for me at one sitting.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
AndySnow (6812) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2016
How: Bottle.
Where: Carrefour, Torrevieja.
Appearance: Hazy dark golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Alcohol, sweet malt.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Alcohol, some sweet malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cristobal37 (819) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 10, 2016
Floating shit inside my glass. Light boozy apples aroma. Sweet light body, not bad. A bit bland, but it is after its best before date by a few months. Warming cognac flavors. For the abv it’s drinkable. Simple beer, nothing out of this world, but cool nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kapusil (1204) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 9, 2016
0 33l bottle thanks to Cristobal37. Hazy orange body, thin white head, lots of floating yeast particles. Aroma of caramel, honey, raisins, orange zest and some booze. Taste of caramel, toast, brandy, orange zest and booze. Quite sweet and boozy, but not bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
jice (324) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAY 10, 2016
Son seul intérêt "commercial" est son taux d’alcool de 13° sur une bière. L’alcool trop prend le dessus.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
zacgillbanks (4556) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle from Mam and Dad’s holiday France and Lloret de Mar. Bright golden coloured with a thin white head. It has a tart spicy pineapple and toffee flavour with a citrus and spicy finish. Hides the super strong alcohol very well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (1008) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Mild bread and citrus aroma. Burnt golden hazy body. Topped with a thin white head. Sweet smooth bread taste. Warms the palate just a little going down is the only hint of the strength of this brew. Clean sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RLiddell (112) - Valrico, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2016
From a bottle brought back from Oregon. Pours a clear straw color. Nose is bready, maybe a touch malty. The 13% alcohol is well hidden, but this is just an okay beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CanIHave4Beers (4030) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
This bottle is dated September 28 2009. I don’t know if that’s a best by or a bottled on date, don’t remember really when I got this, suffice to say I’ve had it for a while. I’m leaning towards this being six years old as opposed to 11.

Pours a deep orange color (despite the ’blond’ designation on the label). The beer has a small but well retained head that leaves a decent lacing on the glass.

Honestly, this doesn’t smell bad, or at least it’s exceeded any expectations I had for it. Yes, it has some light wet cardboard and sherry like oxidive notes, so we’ll get that out of the way straight off. Beyond that it has a reasonably enjoyable toffee and cherry liqueur character. It’s got some red apple & some mild honey notes. The alcohol is reasonably muted for a beer of this strength.

The flavor is pretty darn sweet and boozy. It’s got the classic toffee on cherry cordial thing happening, but it’s also got cotton candy, pear, and some light toasty malt. It’s hard to get over the bit alcohol presence here, it’s intruding well beyond a pleasant warming affect and it seems to be the primary flavor lingering in the finish.

Better than I expected it to be, age seems to have done this fairly well.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
ffbot (358) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 19, 2015
The smell is minimal, bubblegum, banana, butterscotch, apple peel, alcohol. The taste is actually alright, there is some alcohol of course but also sweet corn, sugary, and some complexity. Average look, slight head that disappears, orangish in color, no lacing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ogivlado (7254) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 15, 2015
Bottled 250ml. -from www.beershop.hr Dark golden coloured, small white head, alcohol in the nose. Sweet malty, caramel and pretty sharp alcohol presence with also warming alcohol in the finish. One-dimensional boozy stuff. Few months out of BBE date but it doesn’t change much in general.

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