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


on tap

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RATINGS: 819   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2762) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2015
Golden color with a white head with good duration. Belgium yeasty notes with fruits aand cookies. Flavor is slightly bittery with good maltiness. Light sweetness on palate with yeast hints.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nihtila (1721) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours almost clear orange. Nose is fruits, Belgian yeast, sour orange, spices. Taste is bitter fruits, light spices, malts, a bit simple and tangy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1237) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 11, 2015
Ale refermentada en botella. Dorada ligeramente turbia. Riquisimo aroma frutal, que sigue en la boca en medio de un buen cuerpo. Albaricoque, uva. Carbonatacion media alta y final amargo sin perder el regusto frutal. Gran ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickel (615) - - JUN 11, 2015
Straw yellow hazy beer. Aroma of oranges, wheat and malt. Taste is the same. Nothing special

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (910) - CROATIA - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle; pours cloudy gold with a thin white head; sweet aroma of yeast, banana, some citrus, and spice; taste is slightly sour with citrus, yeast, and banana; finish is dry and bittersweet with some spice notes; a little light and not as good as other Belgian ales I have had

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hamirubi (310) - 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 (265) - 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 (36) - 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 (323) - 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 (1462) - 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.

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