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

bottled
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RATINGS: 751   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"


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jazz88 (2560) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 5, 2007
Bottle. A golden orange color with a white head. The aroma has pepper, spices and sweet candy. A spritzy, citrus, candy, bubblegum and banana flavor.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jerre (2702) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2007
Bottle, 33 cl. Clear dark golden with white head. Aroma of some dusty hops, yeast. Taste is watery sweet. Light body. No Bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Sampled at Lucky Baldwins, February 2007
The beer is brilliantly clear and shows a straw gold color. It is topped by a frothy, creamy, rocky, light to pale tan colored head that is quite big for a beer from the tap and in fact leaves quite a well defined lacing pattern on the sides of the glass. The aroma is dominated by grassy hop aromatics, but there are also some fresh grain notes and a lightly toasted, biscuit malt character here as well.

The beer tastes lightly, well not it is fairly sweet, but it is deceptive as it is quite light on the palate. The flavor is grassy with notes of hay; these notes seem to be derived from both the malt / grain character as well as the particular hop choice. This beer has a really nice, pale malt character to it; the combination of malt sweetness, biscuit notes and touches of soda crackers really compliments the grassy hop notes. This tastes like a cross between a malt accented, yet still quite hoppy, pils and a Belgian ale, which is I suppose quite what the brewer was attempting. It is very easy drinking and I can definitely see quaffing a few of these on a seasoned Summer day.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 draft from Lowlander. Rate from January 06. Pale gold with creamy white head. Decent lace. Spiced nose with fruit, yeast and nana esters. Strong citrus taste with orange zest, spice and sweet malts. Not impressed. Avoided this beer ever since.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Skinnyviking (7159) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2007
Bottle. High white and lasting head. Clear yellow body. Weak malt aroma. Mind and sweet malt flavor without bitterness.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cgarvieuk (14785) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2012 A blonde beer with a typical triple nose, A triple with a bitter linger, Sampled at brewey... bottle at bow ... too banana yeasty nose... zezty yeasy fruite ... little pineaple ok 2.8

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
schuimkroaat (423) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2007
33 cl bottle, ’bbe’ Nov 09. Dark golden, a bit brassy colour. Totally clear. Moderate pearling, the head laces quite well. Sweet and fruity (a hint of pineapple) nose with a minty touch. Malty and yeasty taste with a spicy bitter finish; less sweet but also less flavoursome than the aroma hints - a kind of ’washed out’. Oil slicky texture.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (8950) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2007
Bottle: Orangey coloured, stable foamy layer; sweetish-sourish-fruity nose (citrus fruit with - maybe - a tinge of coriander), moderate sweetish-sourish flavour with a light bitterness, quite light bodied; citrusy aromas in the drier, sourish finish, followed by a faint bitterness in the aftertaste. Good, refreshing stuff.......

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8196) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2007
Bottle. Golden with a large foam and lots of carbonation. Aromas are yeast, lemon and spices with toasty malts and strong banana. Flavours are caramel and biscuit malts followed by banana milkshake syrup. Yeasty and spicy with a bitter, dry finish. Light and drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beeranarchist (211) - Aalborg, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2007
Bottle. Yellow, clear with a medium white head. Aroma is yeast, clover, malt sweetness, banana and some alcohol. Flavour is green apples, banana with slightly bitter finish. Very refreshing and pleasant, but a little ordinary.


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