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

bottled
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RATINGS: 727   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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"


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowe1983 (1346) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Pours a darker golden color with a white head. Aroma is of floral notes, citrus, lemon, sweet malts, and yeast. Flavor is a little light with citrus and lemon up front that give way to the sweet malts and yeast. Not very much of a lingering flavor. Not really that great. Dissapointed in this brew especially for the price.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Sammy (8552) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2007
Source: The Belgian Shop. Expirey 2009. Immediate horse blanket that of course overwhelms taste. Lots of creamy foam, and some sweet yeast. Nothing exceptional, in fact one of the few Belgians I would not recommend.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wolfenstein (96) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2007
On draft at the brewery in Brugge. Golden, delicious, refreshing and malty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2007
Bottle, at Zot Restaurant, Philadelphia. golden amber, with a moderate sized off-white head that declined fairly quickly. Aroma of wheat, yeast, and citrus. Nicely balanced flavor; yeast, herbs, anise, citrus, malt and floral flavors complement each other very well. tasty and refreshing.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 25, 2007
Bottle, a clear amber with a large foamy white head. A light aroma, a bit sour. Some malt characters, but quite astringent, smoothness in the dry finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 23, 2007
In the 330 mL bottle from John’s Grocery. Pours a dark golden amber color with an enormous number of floating yeast colonies moving perpetually up and down with the egress of the carbonation bubbles. The off-white colored boisterous head is barely contained within the tulip glass. The aroma is a bit mystifying to me: I can’t quite get any subtle scents other than a toffee-like and medicinal aroma underneath all the yeast. The flavor would benefit from less carbonation that pushes the beer in your mouth much like a bromoseltzer. You can tell that it has the right malt intensity, but it just has trouble finding its place with the carbonics.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3676) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 22, 2007
330mL, best by Feb 09. Golden-colored with quarter-inch yeast chunks motoring about, and a humongous head that settles to a lasting foam ring. Aroma is honey, malt, grapes, apples and alcohol. Flavor is bubblegum and malt on front with an undercurrent of dry tingly hops and yeast. Finish brings in the dryish fruit and alcohol notes. Palate is light-medium and tingly. The alcohol seems pretty noticeable for 6% and I usually don’t like that, but it seems to provide some nice flavor balancing for this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimhilt (2400) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 21, 2007
Pours a five-finger+ white pillowy head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Murky cloudy amber color with a lot of chunky bits. Slight spicy/grapefruit nose. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor is spicy and slightly sour. Clean finish. $4.39 for a 330ml bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GilBier (75) - Dendermonde, BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2008 on tap at ’t Brugs Beertje. Cristal clear golden blond beer with orange highlights and a very stabile white head on top. Aroma is straight forward. One can notice a good maltyness and an attractive bitter touch in the nose. The taste is nice and easy drinking, the balans is good and the afthertaste clean.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 17, 2007
330 mL bottle. Clear golden yellow with fluffy white head. Aroma of orange, spices, and yeast. Very bright palate. Taste of tangy fruit bread. Crisp finish.


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