Bière Du Démon | Les Brasseurs de Gayant

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Les Brasseurs de Gayant
France
brasseurs-gayant.com

Style: Euro Strong Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 01-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
85
Reviews:
36
Avg:
2.26
pDev:
36.73%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
17
For Trade:
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of Irrationalist
4/5  rDev +77%

Photo of crissxhou_96
3.85/5  rDev +70.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gwydno
3.79/5  rDev +67.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I found it better than the average reviews. A strong beer that doesn't warn you about its strength. I found it funny. Far from my favourite, but overall, an interesting beer.

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Photo of CraigTravor
3.75/5  rDev +65.9%

Photo of Genecy
3.75/5  rDev +65.9%

Photo of The_Bujon
3.68/5  rDev +62.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Woooah there boy! This tipple is likely to 'tip'ple you over the edge!

Mega strength beer, and excessively so. I actually think it's not too bad, better than some Belgian tripels. A tall slim glass keeps the head, and served chilled takes a bit of the harshness away from it. It has a citrus aspect for me, and given the strength is remarkably smooth to drink. Don't be put off, definitely worth a purchase if available.
A couple of these and you'd be safe sleeping under a bush in the park on a cold night.....thus saving yourself a taxi fare to boot, which can be added to the coffers for sampling a few more brews. Every cloud and all that!

I came back to re-review this one after a second sampling, and down graded it a touch. It is still way way better than the reviews on here, and I think labelling it as a euro strong lager somehow assumes it will be naff right from the get go! But there is the anti-snob in me.

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Photo of morfius85
3.5/5  rDev +54.9%

Photo of jdhilt
3.5/5  rDev +54.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is the same name as a one brewed in France, however this bottle has Brasserie Boxer Lausanne, Suisse printed on it. Anyway strong alcohol taste, brewer claims it to be the strongest blonde in the world. Good carbonation, strong malty after taste. Bought in Rome, Italy.

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Photo of nkaran
3.5/5  rDev +54.9%

Photo of JacketIPA
3.5/5  rDev +54.9%

Photo of Rumlibeers
3.5/5  rDev +54.9%

Photo of little_star
3.5/5  rDev +54.9%

Photo of BMixter2174
3.5/5  rDev +54.9%

Photo of brandon911
3.5/5  rDev +54.9%

Photo of Yoann
3.36/5  rDev +48.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Socrates
3.33/5  rDev +47.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The color is very deceptive, looks like an ordinary blonde beer after pouring in the glass. The head is a bit weak and soapy looking. The smell is very weak, with a slight note of citrus, and I can't detect the alcohol in the aroma. The taste is very interesting, in some ways, because it is somewhat unique and different, though not impressive by the standard of other blondes produced by this brewery. They've done a fair job of hiding the 12% alcohol content, but it inevitably comes out in the aftertaste. The expectation of a strong malts or hoppiness is not met, although I like the fact that such a strong beer is not super-sweet like most in this category. The mouthfeel is not bad, pretty smooth and not sticky like the sweet strong beers. The frightening thing is that this beer is rather drinkable, and with 12% things could get pretty heady real fast. Taken with a meal, the alcohol aftertaste will probably be dampened quite a bit, especially with salty foods.

I wouldn't recommend this as an everyday beer, but it is really not that bad, and interesting to see how these brewers (whose other beers I admire quite a lot) managed to come up with a drinkable 12% offering. That's really impressive, and I think one should at least try it to see how masterfully this was done.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.3/5  rDev +46%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (33 cl.), tasted in 2000.

Appearance : yellow color, with white foamy head (not persistent).
Smell : very sweet malty with notes of alcohol.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet alcohol and malt.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style French "bière de garde" (too strong).

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Photo of stevoj
3.28/5  rDev +45.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Aroma is very malty and hints at high ABV. Color is clear golden with thin but sticky head. Taste is sourish and , hints of honey and plenty of alcohol burn. Mouthfeel is right and despite alcohol burn, overall texture and palate is very smooth. But beware the high ABV, for a small bottle, this is potent stuff....

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Photo of saintjulien
3.25/5  rDev +43.8%

Photo of barryjg
3.25/5  rDev +43.8%

Photo of Lynn
3.25/5  rDev +43.8%

Photo of Suds
3.08/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is in every supermarket that I've visited in Italy. It's also advertised on several large billboards in and around Milan.
I'm usually a fan of strong beers, but this one really misses the mark. It's a stron brew, alright, but it lacks the flavor and complexity that I find engaging in other strong beers. It's pale and limp, with a s fair clarity. The smell leaves little to describe, except for some ethanol and a bit of grain. The flavor is a bit harsh, but under the alcohol is a bit of malt and a little bitter hops. The beer is of medium body, and fairly low carbonation. This brew didn't excite me at all.

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Photo of DevAJ
3/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Overall not bad. I do agree with most of the reviews that there really isn't much in the way of up front smell or flavor, but it's not necessarily a bad beer. It's worth a try at least once.

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Photo of KatyC
3/5  rDev +32.7%

Photo of jsurfs82
3/5  rDev +32.7%

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Bière Du Démon from Les Brasseurs de Gayant
2.26 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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