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


on tap

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RATINGS: 919   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
note666 (1254) - 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...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (2582) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 4, 2008
750 ml 2007 bottle split in Duvel glass. clear golden with lasting white head and lace. Enticing and assertive spicy yeasty zesty floral aroma. Very mild honey sweetness with with apricot/cantaloupe fruitiness and spicy dry finish with a little carbo bite and some wateriness. Quaffable, almost to a fault. The flavor doesn’t quite live up to the aroma. But still, very good. I could drink this all night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2008
On tap at the Muddy Pig in St. Paul . Aroma malt and yeast. Light spicey and yeast. Nice summer beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (7303) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2008
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 11.2 oz bottle. Pours a murky medium dark orange with a thin, but long lasting white beady head. Fruity aroma with some prune-like accents. Flavor has some of the same pruney accents, with some yeasty notes, a bit of candied sugar, and kind of an unpleasant stale taste. Moderately thick mouthfeel. Middle of the road Belgian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2008
Cloudy golden colour with a white head. Sweet malty, light grainy aroma with fruity and yeasty notes. Malty, sweet flavor with fruity and floral notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jwardell (23) - Newton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 29, 2008
On tap. a light yet slightly sharp aroma. Typical Belgian taste good enough but not especially unique. Almost a wheat taste.

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