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Belzebuth 11,8 | Brasserie Grain d' Orge (Brasserie Jeanne d'Arc SA)

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Belzebuth 11,8Belzebuth 11,8

Brewed by:
Brasserie Grain d' Orge (Brasserie Jeanne d'Arc SA)

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TheBrewo on 03-18-2012

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 9
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3.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

We pour a brew of dark, orangey-amber. It holds a creamy, one finger head of tan bubbles. As this recedes at a medium pace it leaves a continuously thick sheet of lacing around the glass. It never really disappears, leaving a sheet of big white bubbles over the top of the liquid for the remainder. Carbonation is active, and no sediment or haze is noted. The first thing noted through the nose was the fusel booze. The remainder of the aroma is filled with strong banana esters, pale malts, and light but grassy hops. There is cooling vanilla and spicy cinnamon, with a warm nutmeg pulling up the rear. It smells much like a boozy Abbey tripel. As we sip, bitter and insanely steely malts hit up front. Booze and hot banana esters soar in quickly, filling out the remainder of the taste buds. Steele and extreme coin pull through the middle, leaving room only for fusel booze and a sweaty, saltiness. The finish is strongly of pepper and more booze, booze, booze. The malts are pale, with the bittering nutmeg from the nose, and more esters. The aftertaste is extremely bitter, with metals, bittering raw honey, and saltiness. Very stark. The body is medium to full, and the carbonation is active. There is nice slurp and cream to each sip, with a drying and bubbly bite. The abv is way up there, and the beer is pretty rough to drink.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the nose. It actually smells a lot like a nice Belgian abbey brew. There are full spices and esters, with clean malts and a mild roast. Where we lose major points is in the flavoring, with insane coiny metals and tin, and in the peppery booziness, which overwhelms the drinker at several stops along the way. The aftertaste was also offensive at times, with more metals and unrelenting bitterness.

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Photo of Juco305
5/5  rDev +63.9%

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
2.67/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Eminently drinkable when chilled. Kinda reminds me of the "Green Death" from my college days (although I think this is better). It does have a kick, however. Like it's Belzebuth brethren, this is a European version of a 40 oz malt liquor in the US. I bought mine in the can (50 cl or 16 oz) in France and it was inexpensive and yet intriguing (to the tourist) for the alcohol content and price.

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Photo of pipinmalikonj
1.5/5  rDev -50.8%

Photo of josanguapo
3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From Carrefour. In La Corne glass. Watching Vikings 4x08. Maybe my expectations were too low, but it hasnt been bad. A caramel sweetness makes it much better and than those high ABV Gordon's. In any case, its a beer to drink with care, with much care than its taste suggests, as the ABV is high and affecs you a lot but it doesnt taste so much alcoholic (just a bit) and the sweetness incites you to drink it with less care than would be recommendable

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Photo of alexandrefdiniz
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Fernando_Bastos
3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stevoj
3.31/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Alcohol burn evident (obviously!) on fist taste. Poured from a .5l can into lager glass. Nice cloudy color, with one/two finger foamy head. Aroma smells lile a Belgian blonde, but taste gives away the strength. Sweet and citrusy with astringent finish. Good night, Irene!

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Photo of ThiZequi
3.08/5  rDev +1%

Belzebuth 11,8 from Brasserie Grain d' Orge (Brasserie Jeanne d'Arc SA)
3.05 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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