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Formerly brewed at Grain d’Orge (Brasseurs De Gayant)
Style: Malt Liquor
Ronchin, France

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Changed from 8.8 to 8.5% abv.
New marketing with 33 bottles on 2014.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jybi (138) - FRANCE - DEC 7, 2016
Avec son mignon petit diablotin rouge sur sa bouteille noire, complètement opaque, on sent immédiatement le marketing de la brasserie grain d’orge (propriété de la brasserie du Gayant) pointer son nez. Pourtant à la lecture de l’étiquette, l’utilisation de malt d’orge, d’avoine blanche, de seigle et d’écorces d’orange dans la recette aurait plutôt tendance à rassurer. En verre, la Belzebuth 8.5 est dorée et limpide (EBC de 13) avec une effervescence peu marquée, des bulles peu fines, et une mousse blanche la nappant de quelques mm. Le nez est agréable et se porte essentiellement sur les céréales, la coriandre et le miel. A la dégustation, l’attaque est fraîche sur les céréales et le citron. En deuxième bouche apparaît l’amertume, moyennement intense (19 EBU) mais très fleuri et aux accents de pommes. L’arrière bouche présente quant à elle de belles notes de fruits jaunes et de miel. Le final est quant à lui en très léger déséquilibre avec une présence plus marquée de l’alcool (8,5 % Abv) et quelques pointes épicées. En conclusion, ce n’est pas une diablesse mais bien un diablotin qui se présente devant nous. ET si l’ensemble est plutôt relativement homogène et agréable, il n’y a pas de quoi se damner pour cette Belzebuth 8. non plus!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (1458) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear golden. Aroma is mostly candy and boozy. Body is similar, medium, low carbonation. Works quite well actually. Not super exciting, but quite impressive for a malt liquor.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dchad56 (396) - - NOV 13, 2016
Bottle - Clear golden orange, heavy carbonation. Good white head. Decent citrus orange aroma Ting on back of mouth. Strong tasting, but not particularly good - ok sweet, not easy drinking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ysok02 (1205) - Mons, BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2016
Robe ambré, mousse peu persistante. Nez sur les fruits mûrs, le caramel, les bonbons à l’ananas, le malt sucré. Bouche à l’attaque doucereuse, bulle assez moelleuse et finale fruitée. Une bière atypique difficile à classifier.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maits (211) - ESTONIA - OCT 21, 2016
Clear golden beer with minimal white head stays. Aroma is malty, alcohol, sugar and fruits. Taste is a bit strong alcohol behind. Taste medium sweet and a bit bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
badhack (546) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 18, 2016
Pours golden. Aroma of white wine, grape, malt, alcohol. Tastes of bread, bread crust. A little caramel. Fruity. My beer had no off flavors or sediment. The alcohol was not well masked. This was okay, nose is better than flavor, my first malt liquor so nothing to compare it with except barleywines.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tjeerd (397) - GERMANY - SEP 11, 2016
A bit disappointing. Nothing special about this beer. Yes blond, yes high abv, yes okay. But aftertaste doesn’t reflect abv. Medaille d’argent? Not with this price-quality relation.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Alengrin (4814) - BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2016
One of the new incarnations of this well-known French strong beer brand, bottle from a shop in Bastogne. Creamy, irregular, egg-white head retaining densely on the edges but thinning quickly in the middle, clear deep ’old gold’ colour with medium fizz. Aroma of honey waffles, candied banana, dry bitter herbs, flowers, hint of iron, sugar corn, touch caramel, orange liqueur, white pepper, young ’jenever’. Sweet onset, residual white candi sugar, but low in fruitiness so I suspect this is bottom-fermented; minerally accents, sharpish carbonation with slightly ’souring’ effect. Honeyish and lightly caramelly malt middle, slick and ’full’, spicy accents announcing a finish of ongoing malt sweetness dried by some leafy hop bitterness but more so by strong, gin-like alcohol, burning a bit on the back of the tongue and becoming unpleasantly astringent way at the back (fortunately not sooner). Too sweet, too straightforward and definitely way too alcoholic for me, basically alcoholics’ swill from a fancy (albeit rather naive) bottle instead of the cheap tin cans I usually encounter this usually cheerless beer style in, but I admit I had worse ’Euro strong lagers’ than this so I reckon it is above average for its specific style and intended audience.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Bov (12273) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2016
courtesy of Mich - clear bronze beer yet with particles floating within; little long lasting foam; aroma of candy sugar, pears and candied apples; very sweet, full-bodied, sticky sugary and fruity finish - no matter the different alcohol contents, this beer remains awful

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lilja (2965) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2016
Flaska från Saveur Bieré. Smak och doft av humle, malt, honung, persika, aprikos med toner av örter och gräs. Stor sötma (artificiell sådan), rund och len, fin beska.


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