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Brouwerij De Halve Maan
Exceptional based on 97 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

Walplein 26
Brugge, Belgium 8000 [ print map ]
32 50 33 26 57

halvemaan.be

Hours: 11am to 5pm


Mayor: OllieBBommel (2) | Taps: 2 | Bottles: 4


Brouwerij De Halve Maan

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Beer Available At Brouwerij De Halve Maan (arranged by most recent)
Brugse Zot Dubbel 71, Straffe Hendrik Brugs Quadrupel 98, Brugse Zot 65, Straffe Hendrik Wild 96, Straffe Hendrik Heritage (2011-) 98, Straffe Hendrik Brugs Tripelbier 9° 94
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97 reviews for Brouwerij De Halve Maan
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  68%
 Selection  48%
 Food  74%
 Value  69%
 Overall  69%
 Rating  68%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
t0rin0  (1345) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 3, 2013| Updated December 15, 2013
Visited October 2012.

At 3pm there are about two places in all of Brugge that serve food. Since we struck out across the street and at pretty much every other food-serving establishment in the area we decided to have beers here first. In case you’re wondering we ended up eating at a cafe down the way which was nice enough except that as we sat on the cobblestone and ate our sandwiches we sat next to a guy that lit a new cigarette every 90 seconds between sips of wine. After he left and we could both breathe and actually smell our food he returned with two cartons of cigarettes. Luckily he didn’t stop and just kept walking.

At the brewery we ordered a round of all the house beers and drank them outside in the courtyard. It’s a very nice place minus the lack of service and the wobbly tables. It’s in the adult Disneyland garbage that is Brugge but it’s got it’s own little courtyard that protects you somewhat from the constant flash photography and tour groups of 50.

Sadly the beer is not very good. I had high hopes since I had tried the quad before and thought it was decent to good. The others were not so good. The one they were missing that i was most excited about was the oaked quad but that seems to be a seasonal release and it’s expensive (30 euro). Since my visit here they’ve begun exporting it to the US but for a similar price point so I’ve scrolled past thus far. So I guess my experiences were a bit contrasting in that it’s a beautiful place and a bit of a safe haven from the annoying tourists (not that we weren’t tourists) but the beer isn’t all that great. Oh well, it’s certainly worth a stop once.

**edit: it’s funny to read the other ratings about it being over run with tourists. Maybe we got lucky.
66
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
FSC_87  (10) , Netherlands | November 13, 2013
A nice brewery tour, with a very special look over Brugges from the fooftop of the brewery. After the tour i had a few unfiltered Brugse Zot, which is only available at the brewery.
70
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Smurf2055  (53) Seattle, Washington | November 2, 2013
I enjoyed the brewery tour. The guide was witty and informative. The selection is kind of rough, no real deviations from belgian abbey ales, so your options are light or dark, weak or strong. Prices were good. Service was average (they were busy). The place itself was fancy, but I didn’t try the food. I would recommend the tour for sure if you are in Brugges
64
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
undercurrent25  (150) Barnton, England | October 27, 2013
Brewery tour is excellent and includes a rooftop view of the city, you get an unfiltered version of Brugse Zot at the end which is only available at the brewery. The food in the restaurant is also of a very high standard
64
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
Blade86  (48) Wrocław, Poland | October 23, 2013
Beer is good at least, bar itself is quite nice, so is the shop, the tour is quite standard, two good things, view over a city and The Lady which guided the tour, great personality, great sense of humour Overall: quite nice place to spend an hour or two.
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
patricks110  (51) Alberta | October 15, 2013
The tour had like 50 people on it and the beer isnt all that renowned nor incredible. Most of the tour involved looking over Bruge from their rooftop and then drinking some beer.
56
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty  (476) Kyoto, Japan | September 19, 2013
Very busy place with lots of tourists. Only 4 beers, so not that excitingl. Is it worth it? well, in the afternoon, almost everything else in Brugge is closed, so you might stop then. No big deal.
60
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 14/20
KJB27  (17) Lille, France | August 28, 2013
Nice brewery they have some bar too. They give you one beer for the end of the ride. Quite interesting cause you can see the old school way of brewing including the coolship and aging tanks. Concerning the bar, there’s lots of tourists and very little to drink, a bit expensive too.
46
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 3/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
Holmen1  (65) Stavanger, Norway | August 22, 2013
Et hyggelig sted med særpreg, og som alle beer hunters bør ha besøkt, selv om stedet oser av turistfelle. Tok den guidede turen, som var en skuffelse. Ikke pga hva vi fikk se, men fordi guiden bare ramset opp et memorert skript som ikke ga rom for spørsmål og dialog, hun var i det hele lite interessert i å svare på spørsmål og formidlet ingen entusiasme eller stolthet.
70
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen  (48) ’s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands | June 24, 2013
We had the tour. Which was nice. More a musuem tour then how the brew now. The price was pretty good.

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