Belzebuth - Brasserie Grain d' Orge (Brasserie Jeanne d'Arc SA)
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Reviews by Romulus141:
2.73/5 rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
I bought this one on a whim. I was mostly enticed by the 13% alcohol label.
Poured into a deep, wide wine glass.
Appearance: Pours a medium amber with minimal head. When held up to the light there is a faint reddish color that I detect. There is a thin layer of foam on the top of my glass. This beer leaves a strong amount of lacing on the edges of the glass. Carbonation seems to be light.
Smell: I was able to smell this the minute I opened the bottle. The dominating characteristic is, of course, the alcohol itself. There is also a faint, musty scent of fruit, although it's hard to detect. The nose also has a spice-like characteristic, leading one to anticipate a strong flavor.
Taste: The beer leaves a strong impression. It starts off intensely sweet, to the point that it's like a syrup. This leads into fruit taste, somewhere between a grapefruit and a banana. The finish is spicy and somewhat explosive, which leaves a lingering aftertaste. The common characteristic throughout a quaff is the strong alcoholic character of this brew. It dominates a bit too much, unfortunately. Although there is a lot going on here, it's rather unbalanced.
Mouthfeel: Somewhat thick, syrupy, and lightly carbonated. This feels like it leaves some residue behind, as the aftertaste just does not go away.
Drinkability: This is low, for a few reasons. First, the 13% makes multiple bottles a dangerous proposition. Second, the syrupy sweet taste mixed with the alcohol taste will not sit well with the stomach in large quantities. Third, the brew itself is expensive.
This reminds me of another brew I bought a case of about two years ago. It was strong, and it took forever for me to finish all the bottles. The novelty of having a high alcohol content is nice, but I've yet to find a balanced brew that pushes past the 10% barrier.
Serving type: bottle
09-22-2007 00:33:59 | More by Romulus141
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.