Belzebuth (250ml Bottle)
"The dark amber coloured Belzebub offers an intense alcohol flavour with a strong supporting maltiness. "
Deep golden orange covered in a dirty hay haze while a small head features scattered bubbles and melting trails of off-white lace. As I aggravate his person, he fumes and foams, leaving a thick layer of white foam and releasing an aromatic assault of sinister proportions. Sweet, spiced, and hot with alcohol warmth, spiced candied apples, apricots, and cinnamon sticks are dipped in warm marmalade. As his fruity assault continues with orange skins and mango, he exits with dry wood, bark, and a wisp of cedar. Herbs perfume my breath with parsley, cilantro, and fresh mint leaves. Pervading his nose is sweetly spiced alcohol warmth. Descending into his fiery home, I drink deep of his chalice brimming with golden nectar. Lip-smacking delicious. He is sticky and sweet with honey, orange, apricot, and marmalade exuding warm spices, dry wood, and a lingering alcohol heat that hits in the back of his palate, warming my being. A few more quaffs deeper and his palate is a pleasant repeat of all the above while my breath continues to show a lingering herbal presence which tickles the back of my throat. Tasty. Licking my lips, wet and sticky with spiced cooked fruits, he finishes with comforting warmth. Maybe this Belzebuth guy really isn’t all that bad; he certainly has it made when it comes to a tasty Belgian-style Strong Ale. He may be 13% ABV, but at only 8.4ozs per bottle, I’m feeling up to another round
Belgian Strong Ale
Belgian Strong Ales can vary from pale to dark brown in color, darker ales may be colored with dark candy sugar. Hop flavor can range from low to high, while hop aroma is low. The beers are medium to full-bodied and have a high alcoholic character. Types of beers included here include tripels, dubbels and ultra-strong abbey ales.