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


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RATINGS: 864   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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"

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (6024) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3658) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (11914) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
note666 (1213) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2008
330 ml bottle. hazy yellow colour. big, fading white head. fruity, citrus taste. not my kind of taste, but okay for a blond.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Bottle from Phil_l, via Beer Merchants. Thanks Phil! Pours pale copper with a lot of white foam that quickly settles away. Dry banana aroma with a pinch of salt, nice subtle green grass hops. Pleasant and understated tropical fruit esters (mango, banana), peppery carbonation, a little herbal bitterness. Nice easy-going beer, full of happy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Albertcampion (8) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2008 does not count
Bottle at Lord Rodney, Keighley. Refreshing with an instant burst of lemon that stays with the finish. Fresh, early-morning aroma. Very easy drinking. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2008
Cask at the New Oxford in Salford, near Manchester, Belgian Beer Festival. Cloudy dark browny gold. Notes are rubbish as I was very drunk by this time. I liked it though, needs a re-rate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2008
Pours a dirty straw/gold color, cloudy with a an initially large fizzy white head, but it fades fairly quick. Aroma is quintessentially "Belgian ale" to me. Hay, lemon, dirt, grass, coriander, it’s got some things in common with wits and saisons, but it’s not as peculiar as either. Flavor is similar with dirt, grass, earth, old citrus, and slighty spicy yeast. Finishes with bread, lemon and lingering yeast pungency. Thin and fizzy mouthfeel. It’s pretty decent, almost like a maltier pilsner brewed with Belgian yeast. Maybe that’s exactly what this is...

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