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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 911   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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"


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2300) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 17, 2010
Draft sample at Poatersgat. Clear gold in colour with strong carbonation. Aromas are of pale malts, honey, mild earthy hops and a touch of spicy yeast. Pale malts are strong on the palate initially, but things dry out very quickly, leaving notes of mineral, and earthy cooking spices. Not bad at all overall.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jtclockwork (14614) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Dirty amber blond pour in the glass. Nose is sweet candied apples and malt. Taste is Initially strong raisins and buttered toast with very light hopped watery finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yinzerbeernut (180) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2010
This is a particle filled deep golden color with a white cloud type head. You will find yeast, buttered bread, and a tinge of alcohol. On taste, this is a refreshing belgium that has notes of much the same with a more forward presence on the tongue. The finish reminds me of a buttered chardonnay wine.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2010
Shared this one w/SkyCop32. Pours a medium golden yellowish color. Aromas of fruit, yeast and some pepper. Flavors are sour, yeasty, and a touch of sweetness at the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2010
Hazy gold pour with a fizzy white head. Cereal, bisquit malts and grassy hops on the nose. Flavor is much of the same. Kind of bland and thin. Meh.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2010
Draught at TND: Aroma of pale malt, slight hops, and slight spice. Poured yellow/amber/gold in color with a medium-sized, loose, white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of pale malt, slight hops, slight grain, and light Belgian yeast. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Pale malt finish is dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6651) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Hazy gold, unfiltered. Lots of cereals, quite sweet. Pleasant, yet not spectacular. Sourish finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2011 Re-Rate at Bluebird. Vastly better this time. Lots of citrus and soft Belgian esters. Much more fresh and robust. Pops with hoppy character. Big upgrade. Bottle sampled at Glunz Expo. Pours a cloudy yellow-brown. Nose is restrained, pils malt and slightly phenolic. On taste, pretty bland. I’m having a hard time pulling anything particularly distinctive out. Lack character. Meh.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnRMurdoch (4270) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2011 Bottles from The Cave & Beers of Europe. Sweet fruity, yeasty & malty aroma. Golden amber colour with a frothy head. Sweet, flowery, fruity malt flavour. Great artwork and history. One of my favourites.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guinnessman (102) - VACAVILLE, California, USA - MAR 17, 2010
On tap in SF at La Trappe Belgian Restaurant. Nice head. Very smooth for a strong beer. Had a malty aftertaste that kept me wanting more.


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