Belzebuth - Brasserie Grain d' Orge (Brasserie Jeanne d'Arc SA)
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Reviews by BrewMaster:
3.43/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Appearance: Served from a 25 cl. (8 fluid oz) bottle with a freshness date of 28.03.05 on it. In the bottle the sediment was very loose and piled high on the bottom of bottom. It almost looked like smoke in the beer. It poured a cloudy reddish orange with a fluggy white head and of course some floating sediment. The head had decent retention throughout the beer.
Smell: The aroma was malty and then wham, a big alcohol scent along with a slight rotting fruit scent. It was not off-putting, but it was not really attractive either.
Taste: There is a sharp alcohol flavor up front that is very warming as it goes down and sits in my stomach. There is a bit of hop bitterness at the end with some sweet and sour malty flavors. As it warms up the taste improves and the flavors balance a bit. There is also a slight berry aftertaste which is nice. As the beer warms it also mellows a bit and the nice pale malt flavors come out along with a fruity flavor. That flavor is like a sour or rotting pear or apple. It's not putrid, it's more of sweet and tangy rotting if that makes any sense.
Mouthfeel: The flavor is so big on this beer that you feel it in all parts of the mouth. That is good and bad. This beer has some tangential flavors that should not present themselves so boldly. It is smooth and light bodied but a bit offensive. This beer would be better with less alcohol in it.
Drinkability: With the unbalanced flavors at the beginning it's hard to see myself drinking this beer again. It's big but not in a great way. But it certianly helped to put me to sleep better than any pill off the shelf. Lay down after you drink this one.
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2005 06:41:57 | More by BrewMaster
More User Reviews:
2.25/5 rDev -34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Oh my god is this a hard beer to drink. Basically it has all the fixings of a decent Belgian: wheat, banana, cloves, lemon and some malt. But it goes rapidly downhill from there. Basically, the best way I can put it is pour a small glass of an ok Belgian, pour a tablespoon of sugar in it, and then pour a shot of cheap vodka in it. Pretty much sums up what is going on in this beer. Overly sweet and super boozey, sticky and hard to drink. I'm glad I got it because this beer had always made me curious, but my curiosity has been piqued.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 01:40:36 | More by Samuel906
Belzebuth from Brasserie Grain d' Orge (Brasserie Jeanne d'Arc SA)
78 out of 100 based on 409 ratings.