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

bottled
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RATINGS: 780   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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"


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
petibear (53) - - OCT 6, 2012
orange, slightly hazy. aroma reminds bit of bananas. sour/bitter taste, oily sticky texture, quite lively, long finish


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1401) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Brugse Zot has a thick, off-white head, a minimal amount of lacing left behind, and a semi-clear, golden appearance, which goes to milky gold-tan, when the bottom dregs are fully swished and poured in. The aroma is of sweet, light malt, and the flavor is of that, along with mild bitterness, grain husk, lemon juice, sugar, and some sourness. Mouthfeel is medium (or, even fuller) and very prickly from the carbonation. Brugse Zot finishes similar to champagne. RJT

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (1083) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Pours hazy golden, white head, Fruity, spicy and yeasty aroma and flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wixie (90) - BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
Clear blond liquid, large head. Light aroma of hops and citrus. Light body, strong carbonation. Taste is bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiammanghilla (699) - Genova, ITALY - FEB 8, 2015
Bottiglia 75 cl, bevuta al bacciere baciccia. Chaira con bella schiuma. Piuttosto secca, non eccezionale ma bevibile e godibile.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MelvinKalksma (31) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2015
De Halve Maan Brouwerij also makes this beer. Unlike their Straffe Hendrik brand, this is a 6% blond beer. Fresh, sweet and light; but still with the excellence this brewery is known for.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (16489) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
31st January 2015
Hazy gold beer, good size pale cream colour head. Palate is light, semi dry and minerally crisp. Airy dry pale malts, trace of cream. Sweetish banana esters and a very light touch of sweetish fruits and citrus. Airy dry finish. Okay.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZupaKino (34) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2015
Ruikt aangenaam bierig. Goed gebalanceerd in smaak. Geen extreme zoetjes of bittertjes.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2255) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Draft at Clinton hall NYC. Pours a cloudy orange color with a thick head . Taste is sweet Belgian style yeast with a nice traditional taste

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sjohnh (308) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Light golden, slightly hazy, with a big frothy white head. Foamy in the mouth with a nice bit of carbonation. Aroma of yeast, pepper, clove, dough. Tastes of clove, spice and light citrus fruit. Typically Belgian - I like it.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2015
On tap at De Halve Maan brewery in Bruges, Belgium. Pours orange with a white head. Grainy aroma. Crisp and drinkable with some mild bitterness. Sessionable, thin body, nothing special.


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