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


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RATINGS: 718   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"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5184) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Draft. Clear golden body. Nose is flowery, yeasty, and very fruity. Taset elicits stronger fruit notes, yeast, light spices, and bitter floral notes. Body is medium and has a fine carbonation feel to it. Finishes with banana, yeast, grains, light alcohol and flowers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2006
Pours a clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma is a little fruity and some spicy hoppy hints. Dry malty flavor with some hints of citrus. Slightly bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 10, 2006
(Draft. Bottles. 03/2006; 10/2005) Initially, on draft, at the brewery in 2005, I was amazed at how hoppy and clean this beer was -- almost like an APA. In the bottles I took home, it was much, much spicier with almost no hop notes. In 2006 on draft, I didn’t detect any hop notes at all. Clear, golden. White, coillapsing head. Spicy, slightly peppery nose. Dry, slightly bitter, citrusy tastes. A strong metallic taste predominates the back of the palate and lingers as an unpleasant aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Clear golden appearance. Aroma is fairly clean, malty with a mild peppery spice. Cleanish malt palate, light dry oatmeal biscuit flavor and hints of citrussy orange.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ashbeero (51) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2006
I follow the general view of others on this one. Although it is a ncie beer, it is quite ’ordinary’. definetly try it while in brugge but dont expect a belgian classic. bit malty and soem weak hops. yeast notes and mild bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2006
Old gold, slightly hazy, with a large and lasting white head. Yeasty aroma of leather saddles and dusty barns. Hints of spice, fruit and malt in the taste, but the main effect was the metallic fizz. Didn’t bother to wait for the carbonation to settle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2005
Orange blonde color. Very light fruity aroma. Thin and watery, a bit alcoholic. Low on flavor: just hints of licorice and mandarin. Friendly, but low on flavor and aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Nice clean and balanced beer with little distinction, technically well done but that is all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivo (2547) - GERMANY - OCT 30, 2005
Yeasty, bready nose. Gold color and a forthy low clinging head. Light vanilla malt with some cirtus notes tucked away in there. Long tingly spicy bitter. Velvety mouth feel. Crisp texture. Good as an apperatif? Needs a bigger body to support the spice end. I like these types of dry beers and could see my rating go up on this the next time around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YogiBeera (2450) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Dark golden color with a small head leaving laces on the glass. Flat carbonation. Very light orange which prickles a bit on the tongue. Lots of clove in the finish - interesting, but overdone for my taste. Nothing really has time to evolve!

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