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

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RATINGS: 799   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"


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
shrubber85 (8750) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Bottle. Peach and sour malt aroma with hint of astringency. Pale yellow color with moderate head. Light peach malt and astringent alcohol flavor. Bland - not much there.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2008
33cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, easy to drink, not complex, hazy, nearly no head, nice brew

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 12, 2008
The Dan Journal #191. Tasted 7/3/08. 330ml bottle. Filtered with a golden hue. White head. Bright citrus nose. Bready aromas. Dirty graint and chalky. Big effervescence. Citrus tingle. Mild bitterness. Decent.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1578) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2008
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 Appearance: Orange golden. Little bit of off-white head. Lots of bubbles. Slightly hazy. Aroma: Nice fruit and hops. Citrus? Yeast. Taste: Citrus and slightly bitter. Some malt and spices. Info: 330ml bottle, 29/6-2008, 21/300M

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
vyvvy (4557) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Pours copper / orange with a fizzy off-white head. The aroma has sweet toasted malt, Belgium yeast, lightly paper, basement must and some sweetness. Medium / light body with lots of tiny bubbly carbonation. The flavor starts with toasty bready malt, peppery spice, hazelnut and earthiness. The finish is overly spicy and doesn’t have much else. A fair Belgium ale.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gmonroe10 (243) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2008
Tap at ’t Loosje, Nieuwe Markt. Pours a dark brown with a bit of gold, one finger head. Sweet malt with a nice hoppy fast finish. Lacking a bit of complexity, but a good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2008
33cl bottle from Habersham Liquors (Savannah, GA). Pours a dark golden honey color with a one finger white head. Good head retention and clearly visible particulate matter swirly in the glass. Smells sweet, almost like honey, with notes of caramel, slightly musty bread and yeast. Taste is much of the same -- slightly sweet, bready, notes of malt and faint honey. Light to medium mouthfeel with a quick finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2008
[1186-20080304] Tap. Grainy citrus orange hops aroma. Hazy, bright orange brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Bitter hops and grainy yeast flavour with grassy hints. Medium body is bitter. Not bad, quite bitter.
(@ de Halve Maan; Brugges, BE)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29992) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2008
Bottled. A golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet malty with light spicy notes. The flavor is sweet malty with stronger notes of spices, leading to a dry spicy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (11382) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2008
Bottle, bought @ Havnens Vin & Tobak, Vejle.
Pours clear golden with lots and lots of bubbles. They all reach towards a wonderful frothy, large, white head. Light yeasty aroma with some oranges and doughy malts. Flavour is lightly metallic, some fruity notes and a herbal, spicy, hoppy finish. Very drinkable, though.


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