Belzebuth - Brasserie Grain d' Orge (Brasserie Jeanne d'Arc SA)
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Reviews by matjack85:
3.75/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Golden orange color that matches the color of the word Belzebuth on the small 8oz. bottle. A best before date is stamped on the bottom of the label and this one was stamped 28-03-07. Since I opened this in May of 06 I assume I got a fresh bottle. The pour produced a 3 finger creamy white head that dissipated quickly leaving tons of lace on the glass.
This beer makes no attempt to hide the big 13% abv. The smell is all malt and alcohol and pretty strong.
This beer has a huge spicy, alcoholic taste with plenty of malt backbone along with a sweet honey-like flavor. It also has a sweet orange glaze type flavor like the sauce you put on oriental orange chicken. A little hop bitterness kicks in midway thru, but the main ingredient that stays with you from first sip to last swallow is the spicy alcohol.
The mouthfeel is slick and a bit heavy, almost like a beerenauslesse wine. I didn't find it sickening sweet like syrup, but it is definately higher in viscosity than most beers. It's a nice combination of flavors, but definately not a session beer. It's a once in awhile sipping beer that is best savored slowly.
Serving type: bottle
05-08-2006 04:00:27 | More by matjack85
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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.