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

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RATINGS: 819   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2009
Yellow with tons of big suspended floaties. Thin white head. Spicy malty aroma. Taste is spicy, fruity a bit of lemon zest and musty.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3475) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 30, 2008
33 cl bottle from eaglefan538. a june 10 stamped on bottle. Pour is hazed golden yellow with a ton of sediment. Head is 2 inches tall, white, with crackling carbonation. Head falls quickly with very little lacing. Aroma of freshly cut straw and wheat. Really natural, soft and inviting. Some floral sweetness behind the wheat. All very rounded and integrated. Lovely nose. Taste is acidic wheat, citrus lemon and soft floral coriander. Nice mineral character throughout. Finish is a little dirty. Palate is medium full, mouth coating, and a little chunky. Overall, this was a great smelling beer, that had a nice enough taste. Thanks for sending this my way Brian.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2008
An obnoxious belgian beer that pours as 3/4 a glass of foam. Aroma is of ripe yeast fruit and sugar. Flavor is like weak, runny lime-soda and beligan ale mixed with a horrible metallic aftertaste. Palate is way too overly carbonated. Price is laughable and artwork on the bottle is ridculous.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3092) - Weelde, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2008
gold blond coloured sparkling body with a white head a yeasty citrus aroma a yeasty citrus hoppy bitter taste with a spicy bitter finish

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Burrobuns (83) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Pretty disappointed. Tap in tulip glass. Nose is yeast and citrus. Taste is citrus, spice, some floral notes. Not much flavor, though. Everything seemed muted. I was unhappy and unsatisfied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Straling (364) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2008
On Tap. Pours a clear yellow/orange colour with good carbonation and a small size head. Can smell citrusfruits and spices there, mainly th citrusfruits though. Taste is also lemony and some other citrusfruits. Also there is some hops there and has a nice bitter taste. Goes down well, can’t taste any of the alcohol.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (5526) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2008
The most noticeable thing about this pour is the huge and numerous pieces of suspended yeast. It is a golden beer with a white head that, while not large, has good retention. The aroma is yeast and spice. Flavor is peppery spice, soapy, earthy, grainy, buttery. Plenty of zest lights up the tongue. The yeast remained suspended throughout the glass never settling at all.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2008
Bottle. Pours a gold color with a medium-sized white head. Smells of yeast, spice, and pepper. Taste is herbal with citrus and pepper characteristics as well. It’s solid, but nothing really stands out about it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3502) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Golden colored with decent spread of foam. Sweet, piquant pepper, and light yeast notes initially waft from the glass followed by light grainy malt. Flavor is rather unimpressive, but easy drinking. Herbal, light lemony character with a touch of hot pepper spice. Carbonated and lively body that pricks the tongue. Sprightly. A solid spring-time brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2008
A golden ale with a thick white head. A rather sweet floral aroma, with strong phenolics and bananas. In mouth, a sweet fruity sugar taste with buttery mouthfeel. Medium bodied. A bit dissapointed about this one. Bottle at Kaffee de Hopduvel, Gent, Nov. 2006.


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