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


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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"

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (893) - Darlington, Durham, - NOV 17, 2012
330ml bottle from the Cheese & Wine Shop Darlington. Pours a slightly hazy light gold amber colour, bubbly white head and aroma is yeasty, malt, lemon, pear. Sharp initial bitterness with lemon rind taste, malty, bready and yeast notes, through to a residual dry sourish bitter finish. Nice, quite drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thompson (280) - - APR 15, 2014
Drank this beer many times at the Buitenlust. Very nice Belgian blond: yellow - golden colour, decent white head, smell and taste malts, yeast, lightly bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
oliodnb (122) - ITALY - APR 10, 2014
Pale cloudy yellow color, white foamy head, some lacing. Malts and belgian yeast aroma, flavor adds some faintly hops notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (2512) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2014
UPDATED: APR 6, 2014 Bottle and rap at a few cafés today. Clear blond pour with Nice white head. Aroma is fresh, cerealy, quite grainy in a pleasant way. Taste is grainy, very light hoppiness, very dry and refreshing. Quite pleasant belgian ale actually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
KombatAle (58) - New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle 330 ml Pale golden beer with white foam. Grainy cereals and yeast aroma. Big carbonation. Yeast, grains, unmalted cereals, little spicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dr_brewer (3) - Ourense, SPAIN - APR 4, 2014 does not count
Poured @the brewery, unfiltered. Hazy dark blonde. Nose is (pils) malty and hoppy. In the taste the hoppy bitterness dominates. I miss the balance of the old one where you note a little bit of coriander. Refreshing though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1450) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 2, 2014
Draught at Brugse Beertje. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, ripe fruits, earthy notes, toast and grass. Bitter finish with hops, citrus and ripe fruits. Very nice belgian ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kristall-König (2102) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2014
Geruch hefig, gewürzig. Süßlich-hefiger Start. Mitte hefig, gewürzt. Trocken-hefiger Abgang, süßlich, Koriander. In Ordnung.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
freretoc (436) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 16, 2014
Bu à la pression à la brasserie, couleur blonde avec une fine mousse, attaque houblonnée pour commencer sur le citron et avec une fin de bouche sur le blé.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1488) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours amber with huge head and lots of carbonation. Aromas of cooked malts, light coriander, and citrus. Flavors are similar with a light hoppy bitterness. Nice session ale for a hot day in Brugse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moravius (275) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2014
Vom Faß in der Brauerei in Brügge und aus der Flasche (33 cl; 10 Monate daheim gelagert). - Intensives Orangegelb, trüb, sahniger weißer Schaum. - In der Nase volle, würzig-herbe Süße; im Antrunk kommt dazu eine pikant säuerliche Note. Vollmundig. Stark rezent, schaumig. Im Abgang intensiv bittersüß (Orangenschale). Schwach bitterer Nachtrunk mit zart säuerlicher Note. - Auch aus der Flasche ein aromatisches, relativ komplexes und nicht zu süßes Blonde. Der frische, fruchtig-herbe Hopfen, der bei einer Verkostung des unfiltrierten Biers vom Faß deutlich hervortrat, ist nach längerer Lagerung kaum noch zu schmecken, aber auch das Flaschenbier ist nicht langweilig. Eins der besseren Blondes.

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