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


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RATINGS: 811   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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"

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Melkart (316) - Porto Alegre, - AUG 10, 2013
Good and average Belgian Blond. Gold color, balanced, with light bitterness mixed with dry end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
susonagger (77) - spain, - JUN 28, 2015
Cata: Graduación: 6º Aspecto: De color dorado, transparente muy brillante, y con abundante carbonatación. La corona de espuma formada al servirla es de gran amplitud, de color blanco y muy buena retención, dejando un atractivo rastro de encaje en la copa con cada trago. Aroma: De carácter afrutado, principalmente a cítricos. Le acompañan aromas especiados y notas a levadura. Se percibe también un ligero fondo floral, producto del lúpulo. Sabor y textura: Cerveza de cuerpo medio y de fácil trago, de sabor afrutado, algo ácido y un poco malteado. Comienza con un dulzor a malta, producto de las 4 maltas empleadas en su elaboración, acompañada de especias (clavo, pimienta), y fruta, que da paso un punto ácido, que encaja bien con un toque leve de lúpulo, que no proporciona apenas amargor. Finaliza con un regusto marcadamente seco.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Achel (117) - GREECE - JUN 22, 2015
A golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet malty with light spicy notes. The flavor is sweet malty with stronger notes of spices, leading to a dry spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2699) - Paris, FRANCE - JUN 17, 2015
Golden color with a white head with good duration. Belgium yeasty notes with fruits aand cookies. Flavor is slightly bittery with good maltiness. Light sweetness on palate with yeast hints.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nihtila (1600) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours almost clear orange. Nose is fruits, Belgian yeast, sour orange, spices. Taste is bitter fruits, light spices, malts, a bit simple and tangy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1144) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 11, 2015
Ale refermentada en botella. Dorada ligeramente turbia. Riquisimo aroma frutal, que sigue en la boca en medio de un buen cuerpo. Albaricoque, uva. Carbonatacion media alta y final amargo sin perder el regusto frutal. Gran ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickel (610) - - JUN 11, 2015
Straw yellow hazy beer. Aroma of oranges, wheat and malt. Taste is the same. Nothing special

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (862) - CROATIA - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle; pours cloudy gold with a thin white head; sweet aroma of yeast, banana, some citrus, and spice; taste is slightly sour with citrus, yeast, and banana; finish is dry and bittersweet with some spice notes; a little light and not as good as other Belgian ales I have had

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hamirubi (295) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Unfiltered hazy amber ale with rich white, firm collar. Besides the malt, grain flavours, the aromas are rather subtle. Hints of yeast, black pepper and citrus fruits. The mouth is full of malt, accompanied by some modest hoppy bitterness. A medium sweetness blends in perfectly. Yet, the palate is watery and the ending is somehow weak, with an abrupt finish. The palate should be sharpened, for now the brew taste is neither fish nor fowl. On a side note: the taste of this beer can vary big time! Is it a different use of groundwater, the difference between draught and bottle, or the huge variation of re-fermentation conditions in aged bottles? If it is the latter, I would suggest to let the beer ripe as long as possible. This blond will only benefit from the aging.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kr1zz (253) - BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle bought at Carrefour. Pours hazy dark yellow with a big white head. Taste is malty, sweet, spiced, bit bitter in the back. Not a great beer to be honest.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Neptune (36) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 27, 2015
Tasted in Brugge. Appearance is decent enough. Nose is a bit citrussy with some spices. The palate is ok, however it’s a bit too plain for me. As mentioned below, a bit ’lagery’.

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