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"

Mr_Vogel's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Vogel (55) - - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours golden, good foamy head. Smells of malts, fruits and hops. Taste starts sweet, a good bit of bitter kicks in and finishes sweet-ish, more fruity and malts. Nice balance between sweet and hoppy bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaartenRF10 (1566) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2014
Helder donker goud, bijna witte kraag. Vrij fruitig en smaakvol, met wat gist en kruiden. Vrij droog met en lekker bittertje en goede carbonatie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bamsen78 (2981) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2014
Draught in Brugge. Pours very slightly hazy golden with small white head. Clear aroma of yeast and hops, with subtle fruity and malty notes. Slightly vinous onset, leading to sweetish, estery and fruity notes, ending rather dry and sourish. Okay but nothing really extraordinary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (3592) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
Draft @ 2011 & earlier in Brugge. One of my earliest ratings but this wasn’t on RB yet back then. “Much better on tap, more balanced, sweeter, less bitter, yeast, slight fruit (pear & apple), light floral.” Nothing really outstanding but def. way better than the industrial tasting bottles.
Earlier Rating: 3/14/2011 Total Score: 3.3
tap@ZBF 2011: much better on tap, more balanced, sweeter, less bitter, yeast, slight fruit (pear & apple), light floral /// bottle@bar: average to slightly before standard Belgian Ale that plays it safe with an overemphasis on bitter hops in the finish, clean, some spice, cool story, not interesting beer, remember this being more interesting a while ago (rating for tap version, the better version)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
21/VI/14 - on tap @ Brouwerij De Halve Maan (Brugge) - Bieruitstap met de Gentse Biervereniging - BB: 21/XI/14 (2014-648)

Little hazy beige to ocher beer, creamy off-white head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: grains, some hay, German impression, some cow fodder, bit sweet, some banana, malts, toast. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: yeasty, banana, little sweet, some citrus. Aftertaste: citrus, bit grassy, bitter hops, pretty metallic, bit unpleasant, yeasty ending.
Earlier Rating: 5/14/2010 Total Score: 3.8
Pours a cloudy golden to orange beer. Creamy thick white head. Smell of citrus and pepper. Very pleasing full mouthfeeling. Tastes some bitter with alcoholsweetness and spices. A dry, somewhat lemony but mainly bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen2 (689) - NORWAY - JUL 15, 2014
Golden. Foamy white head. Inviting aroma of gras and fine hops.Fruity an d refreshing taste, with coriander and banana in long and bitter aftertaste. Refreshing, with high drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (5338) - Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle from old backlog notes 07. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized white head with some floaties. The aroma and flavor have doughy bready malts, mild sweetness, hay, light citrus and banana, yeast. Carbonated, thin, just ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iznogud (623) - CROATIA - JUL 11, 2014
On tap at ’t Brugs Beertje, Brugge. Pours hazy golden, white head, Fruity, spicy and yeasty aroma and flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maledictum (613) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JUL 10, 2014
Pretty typical Belgian Blond. Clean yeasty, lemony characters, lightly spicy, with some bitter hops in the finish. Touch of alcohol is noticed right at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernesto987 (3605) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Draft in brugges this one was kinda weak sauce boozy and rotten apples some sweetness in f

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tselloufc88 (90) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle from Bottle Shop, Brugge. Golden in colour, some carbonation. Aroma is of lemon and yeasty fruit. Taste is of some caramel, citrus fruits and a touch of grain. Alcoholic burn is subtle but pleasant. Decent stuff.

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