Bill Becker (1806) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017 valpoaj (755) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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’.
From Sep 2006
Poured from 8oz bottle(28.03.07) a medium gold witha large head of foam that shrank to a solid layer that stuck around for the entire session.
The smell has some sweet malt/caramel notes and a pretty strong nose of alcohol.
The taste is of very sweet malt and there's a very strong alcohol presence. I'm trying to taste more and there *is* some fruitiness to it but it fades pretty quickly due to the high abv. Dang, I drank this near room temp...maybe that was a mistake?!
Bottom line: I'm glad I tried it but if it was in the stores here, I would not bother buying it again.
DutchDrebus (6197) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2017
Bottle @ home. Murky brown with no head. Smells sweet, chocolate. Tastes malts, very sweet, Haagse hopjes. Zwerverbier. Full body, soft carbo. loscovar (723) - Trieste, ITALY, Villeneuvette, FRANCE - SEP 15, 2017
Bottle from beer shop. malty, boozy, a belgian like yeast, not bad oveall... bumper (1) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2017 does not count
What can mere text convey when this glorious potion communicates such divine messages to the drinker's senses?
I must mention that my most recent sampling was from a late 20th Century vintage - or wintage as we like to pronounce it - but which has been expertly tended in hallowed Hertfordshire cellars since the day it arrived on these shores; I aim to give a fair review nonetheless.
On opening: a cornucopia of delight - what to choose?! For the knowledgable, of course, it is the anticipation of the wonder to come, but what a moment for the novice! The instant aroma transports one back to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon: olives, bergamot and khasi papeda flood the nose.
Belzebuth is a drink requiring a good deal of air to bring it to its full potential: so many make the error of drinking it too soon and, consequently, miss all its complex joys. Each bottle can be distinctive, and I find that a solid afternoon session allows one's palette to dewelop to the point where one reaches a consistency of taste, at which point Belzebuth's secrets are laid bare before you like a compliant sexy horse.
Malt is clearly present, as is alcohol, but the dominant initial taste is of monk and monkfish. Clearly unexpected, but fortunately this quickly subsides to a second tier as intriguing as a tight game of chess between Grandmasters - the battle between the white Queen of malt and the black King of hops is intense. To my taste, the hops win, but it must be noted that whilst their effect cannot be described as long, it is most certainly wide. The malt lasts whilst those hops cannot, but leave a third phase of just very nice beer.
One facet rarely considered with a beer is the lasting effect upon the drinker. It would, however, be remiss of me not to discuss quite what an impact Belzebuth has had beyond its mere drinking.
As most of you probably are now, I was sceptical of Belzebuth, believing it to be no more than some apparently-Trappist-related fortified mead created solely for the wild drunks visiting the Calais hypermarchés from the UK.
May I tell you that as soon as I had had my first full bottle, my goalkeeping skills were enhanced to those of an League 1 standard goalkeeper, and they subsided in absolute accordance with the internationally scientifically agreed rate of malt processing within the human body. I have since repeated the goalkeeping effort and it is undeniable that Belzebuth is a legal enhancer of reaction times and improves fast-twitch muscle fibres by a factor of approximately 15 times.
In addition, I found that women became irresistible to me. Belzebuth allowed me to uncover hidden aspects to ladies that I had previously considered insurmountable, in all senses, whether due to my perceived inadequacy, or their considerable munterness.
DRINK BELZEBUTH AND SEE WHERE IT WILL LEAD YOUR GLORIOUS LIFE.
TEJA (3259) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2017
Aged Bottle best before 2001 sampled 2017 when it was 15 %. Tiny carbonation and no head. Metallic and chrystal malty aroma. Sweet and caramell taste with still a fine bitterness. A bit one dimensional.
jmgreenuk (10004) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle courtesy of Deanso. Poured a clear medium amber with a thin whispy white head. The aroma is toffee caramel malt, light alcohol. The flavour is moderate to strong sweet with a rich, oily, alcoholic liqourice bitter palate. Medium to full bodied with flat carbonation. Where can I get a case of this? Only joking :-) AnthonSpencer (21) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2016
Bottle. Orange color with quite high carbonation. Looks very good. Flavor is very sweet with a lot of honey and caramel. Not too bad. AndySnow (8119) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2016
How: Bottle.Cristobal37 (1235) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 10, 2016
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.
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. kapusil (1506) - 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.