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

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RATINGS: 733   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2006
Lightly hazed, dark golden color with a taller off-white head. Mild bananas and fresh wood shavings in the aroma. Hints of malt and floral hops in the nose. Quite zippy in feel. Pale malt and a touch of lemon cleaner in the flavors. Really nice finishing flavor and linger with a nice balance of floral hops and lightly toasted malt the begs for one more try. Too boring in the front.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2006
Poured with a huge head, very carbonated, abit of spiciness to it, seems abit citrusy, grassy. Ok,but not balanced enough for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Crystal gold in color with a large white head with a good thick,creamy head. Aroma is fruity,bananas and spice. Flavor is of sweet malt and finishes with a zest of spicy bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Part of the entrance fee for a tour of De Halve Maan included a free serving of this. What’s better than free beer? Free good beer. This was very enjoyable with a bowl of the house beer and cheese soup, which is literally soup with cubes of cheese. Rather well-balanced with some discernible hops and a hint of mace. Dry, crisp finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2390) - California, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Cloudy golden with a puffy head. Aroma was lemony with light sugars, nothing impressive. Flavor was the same, once again nothing special. Bah

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Draught at the Bruge Bear. Poured clear golden and frothy in a stemmed goblet. Yeast, fruit and spice in the aroma. The Flavor reminds me of a cross between a German Pils and a Triple. Quite refreshing.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2006
On tap, cafe Studio, Haarlem. Hoppy, citrussy aroma, a bit skunked. Malty, sourrish flavour with a good bitter hoppy finish. A bit thin and lager-like, not a very pronounced flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 30, 2006
Bottle: Muddy golden, very hazy, huge fluffy white head, fairly strong carbonation.   Sweet candyish nose, a bit bready, slightly husky.   Soft spicy breadiness on the tongue.   Some floral aspects.   Grassy malt finish, semi-sweet, with subtle spices.   Fairly pleasant.   Nothing out of the ordinary, but certainly a quaffable Belgian Ale.   Mouthfeel is somewhat wheaty.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2006
Bottle. Aroma like brick dust. Dark copper colour, stable white head. Getting cloudy toward the bottom. Wheaty flavour with a slightly unpleasant bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (4895) - New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2006
Bottled. Orange pour, lively head. Lemony, yeasty, spicy, perfumey nose. Light body, biiig time spicey taste, lightly floral. Clean and sweet with a somewhat sour finish. Reasonably pleasant but weak. Eh.


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