Brewed by Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Style: Belgian Ale
Brugge, Belgium


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RATINGS: 804   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Bottle; Unfiltered.
In 2005 Xavier Vanneste, son of Mrs Véronique Maes, renovated and restarted the old brewery which had been in the family since 1856. He launched Brugse Zot, a new beer with a unique recipe. Today Brugse Zot is the only beer brewed in Bruges’ town centre!
The people of Bruges are known as "Brugse Zotten" (Bruges Fools), also known as "Brugse Jonckers"

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hamirubi (271) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Unfiltered hazy amber ale with rich white, firm collar. Besides the malt, grain flavours, the aromas are rather subtle. Hints of yeast, black pepper and citrus fruits. The mouth is full of malt, accompanied by some modest hoppy bitterness. A medium sweetness blends in perfectly. Yet, the palate is watery and the ending is somehow weak, with an abrupt finish. The palate should be sharpened, for now the brew taste is neither fish nor fowl. On a side note: the taste of this beer can vary big time! Is it a different use of groundwater, the difference between draught and bottle, or the huge variation of re-fermentation conditions in aged bottles? If it is the latter, I would suggest to let the beer ripe as long as possible. This blond will only benefit from the aging.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kr1zz (237) - BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle bought at Carrefour. Pours hazy dark yellow with a big white head. Taste is malty, sweet, spiced, bit bitter in the back. Not a great beer to be honest.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Neptune (29) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 27, 2015
Tasted in Brugge. Appearance is decent enough. Nose is a bit citrussy with some spices. The palate is ok, however it’s a bit too plain for me. As mentioned below, a bit ’lagery’.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
redders1974 (232) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2015
Bit to lagery for my liking almost pilsner like crisp sweetish malty with that Belgium taste in the background. Bottle at home should have chilled it down more would probably improve it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gEUS (1396) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
on tap at Zevende Hemel Bruges. Pours clear golden with a decent white head. Aroma is pilsner malts and some metallic flavour that seems a bit off. Medium body, malty a little sour touch (pasteurisation effect)? Mèh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rubin77 (53) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2015
Foam: frothy white. Colour: cloudy orange yellow. Aroma: yeast, sour fruit, spice. Taste: malty, a bit sour, hoppy, spicy, bread on the tongue, grassy, high carbonation, light body, very refreshing ale, but not pronounced flavour, light citrusy, not my style but OK!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuideDogSaint (735) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAY 19, 2015
330ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of malt and Belgian yeast. Sweet finish with some bitterness. OK blonde but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gangstergafje (173) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2015
The beer has a beautiful color, clear golden orange. The beer is fizzing livingly. The smell is nice. It is sweet and bitter, really nice. The taste is nice. It is a great blonde beer, bitternes in the back of the tongue and a nice sweetness in the front of the mouth. The beer is really nice together with a tasty meal. The beers flavors change with every bite you take, so they perfectly enhance eachother. Realy nice blonde beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Graafmans (16) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
Mooi blond biertje met een goede kraag. Smaak is niets op aan te merken, een prima biertje

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alpha10 (415) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
UPDATED: APR 27, 2015 2015/04/26 - On tap at De Halve Maan brewery in Brugge. Pours a hazy orange straw colour with a thick, fluffy white head that lingers and leaves a ton of lacing. Aroma is yeast, bread, banana, orange citrus, clove and coriander. Taste is cereal, banana, clove, coriander and orange. Mouthfeel is medium with slightly biting carbonation and a drying, mildly citrus finish. Very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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