Formerly brewed at Grain d'Orge (Brasseurs De Gayant)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Douai, France


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RATINGS: 737   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.

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WitchKing (7) - FRANCE - FEB 22, 2004 does not count
Harsh alcohol that doesn't leave much space for flavor & aroma. This is a bit disappointing because you can feel some interesting things in this beer. The first sip will be your trial and if you accept its flaws, you might end up having an OK time with this one.

chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2004
Nice glowing copper orange colour, but that's where the compliments end. Alcoholic sweet malt aroma with some charred wood notes. After that its just alcohol and sugary sweetness. The alcohol burn as it goes down is giving me indigestion, just like a cheap rum. Leaves a syrupy coating in the mouth. You can't argue with the commercial description, but it's just not very pleasant. Bottled (250ml)

BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 12, 2004
15% version. I must admit, at the time I bought this, it was the highest ABV beer I'd had, that was my motivation. I was assulted by the rubbing alcohol aroma right off the bat. It went downhill from there. Tasted of rotting fruit, alcohol, grapes, prunes, cough syrup. I split a bottle with a friend, but just barely. I wouldn't have finished it on my own. This was a couple years ago, so I may try it again to see how it fares now.

SDbruboy (1863) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2004
Bottle. Pours thick and orangey-amber with a minimal white head. Aroma is almost mediciney, sweet with lots of alcohol present. Flavor is rich, sweet with tart overtones and definite alcohol warming - reminicient of brandy. Full body, no carbonation.

sloth (2979) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Tiny white head. Clear amber/gold color. Sweet malt nose, honey, hops? Medium body, sweeeet palate. Sweet malt flavor and malt grainyness, flowery, perfumy also. Sweet finish.

Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2004
Pours a dark amber, with no head. Aroma is sweet and strong. Spices and alcohol on the tongue. It's like drinking cheap brandy that's in a plastic bottle.

SpringsLicker (3692) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2004
At first I thought this was something from Unibroue. Ths beer starts off with a complex, brandy like aroma and flavor that follow through to the finish. Add to it the constant presence of warming alcohol which is percieved at half it's level. Worth seeking out if you like Belgians.

Ladyhedgehog (34) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2004
Golden with a strong white head. Very sweet, but enjoyoble in small doses. Reminds me somewhat of apple brandy. Overall, not bad, but not for guzzling.

LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2004
Pours to a nice straw color with a thin firm head. Aroma is nasty, adjuncty, and offsetting. The flavor is almost champange-y, with hints of crab/spice. Effervescent and light, like a sweet ale with many lager qualities, and a medium body. More malt than alcohol, which creeps up on you. Definately an "advanced" ale, not for the beginner.

Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2003
Vaporous & thick, sweet aroma. Malty rubbing alcohol. Cheesy. Small lacing head over caramel amber clear beer. Thick syrupy body with med carb. Alcohol burn, vapory like wine. Very malty, sweet alcohol & cereal. Finish is sweet and lays about. Light bittering, with nutty sick-sweet after.

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