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

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RATINGS: 826   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"


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
radagast83 (5813) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2009
11.2 oz bottle. Pours a yellow color with a foamy white head. Aroma is citrus and yeast. Flavor is alright, but there are too many floaties in the beer for my taste.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chillyice (14) - San Marcos, California, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Nothing spectacular but widely available. Refreshing belgium blonde, but not the best out there.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimel001 (36) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 28, 2009
Although it’s nothing spectacular compared with other Belgian ales, I still enjoyed it thoroughly. Pours nicely with a thick head and I like the suspended particles...it gives the beer a certain uniqueness or identity. The taste was smooth with subtle notes of lemon and not overly bitter.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2009
on tap in our hotel in Brugge, pours clear yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is malty with light alcohol and and a sweetness in the flavor.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2009
Pours a gold color with a ton of suspended yeast, and a thin white head. Aroma of citrus and yeast. Taste of citrus (orange, lemon), and some light spices (coriander). Not a big fan of beers with a lot of suspended sediment - probably won’t try this one again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
William (202) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2009
Had this one at Restaurant Olivier in Utrecht. Really hides the alcolhol well, nice combination of bitterness and lemon taste.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2009
<i>Draught at Belgo, London</i>
Blond color. The aroma is lightly fruity and well spicy (coriander). Dry mouthfeel, some malt, a lot of coriander and a strange bublegum aftertaste. Nothing special.

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 (3503) - 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 (3856) - 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.


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