Belgium > Brugge
sebletitje (355) Enghien, Belgium | December 26, 2011
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Nice and old brewery with a rich history and beautiful architecture and equipment.
Worth the visit, but donít expect to learn anything new about brewing beer and best when itís not the holidays.
I guess you could just wander around the brewery and the outside and not do the tour. The tour itself is nothing exceptional beside the historical aspect. You get a nice view of the town once you get on top, and the beer sample is just enough. In the previous years they would offer the Straffe Hendrik.
Service is always friendly. Beer selection could be better.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | November 7, 2011
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Apparently, the Straffe Hendrik lineup is not produced in town. Only the Brugse Zot would be. In the South of Bruges center, the brewery/museum is nevertheless a beautiful place to visit. Beautifully relaxed terrace right under the shade of the massive fermentor. They also have a full-range kitchen with Belgian specialties which is probably the excuse youíd need to plan a visit as most other good places in town are not good food options.
tderoeck (179) Gent, Belgium | November 3, 2011
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Visited during a weekend in Brugge, playing tourist in my own country. I loved the tour, itís really cool to see all of the old equipment and installations, I really love how they have preserved all of those things. The climb to the tower and the view over the city is a little extra incentive you get for free. However I found it very, really, incredibly LAME ASS that you could only get a Brugse Zot Blond and not the brown version. Comon, seriously? Oh well. Itís worth the visit if you are in Brugge for a couple of days, but if youíre here just one day, I wouldnít waste my time on it. Then youíd be better of spending some more time in Brugs Beertje or Erasmus hotel or de Garre. Or walk by at the Struise Shop nowadays.
Ontbeertaster (159) Ontario | October 1, 2011
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Very touristy, the place feels like a marco brewery. Although it is a small place. They have a few places with different taps set up. Not too much in the way of different brews. I believe they did have food but we didnt get any overall neat to see but not a place Im likely to head again
rauchbierlover (129) Berlin, Germany | September 26, 2011
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For it is a brewery you just can find their own beers, but itís worth going there to do the guided tour of the brewery. I had a great time there and the guide was so funny and nice. After the tour I had my Brugse Zot unfiltered and I tried their seasonal Brugse Bok, a nice surprise.
Beergirl65 (18) Pottersville, New Jersey | July 19, 2011
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The brew pub at Brugze Zot. They only have their own beers but itís good and the food is amazing! A place to eat in Brugge for sure!
jmart041 (2) , | June 24, 2011
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Selection is limited to their own beers, which I found average
erickok (203) Leuven, Belgium | June 21, 2011
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Joined one of their - quite touristy - tours in which a superficial yet fun story about the brewing process and Halve Maan-specifuc history was told. The guide was knowledgeable and happy to get any non-obvious questions. View on the roof over Brugge is good too. Got to taste a freshly tapped Brugze Zot - of which I now know the name origin - which tasted well if not for the large crowd around us. I highly suggest going to see Brugge and this brewery (!), but do so off-season. (No need to spent precious good-weather time in a city like Brugge anyway.)
MrHangover (71) Den Haag, Netherlands | June 18, 2011
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I was really looking forward to visting De Halve Maan but got a bit disappointed. The tour was rather quick and was told pretty uninterested. The patio outside was really good. We sat here a few times and enjoyed the great HM beers.
Avenuepub (10) New Orleans, Louisiana | June 12, 2011| Updated June 22, 2011
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Great little place. De havle Mann brews Bruges Zot which is imported into the us after a fashion. The version at the brew pub is unfiltered and much better than the unfiltered bottles that reach the states. The courtyard and brewery is charming and a very nice way to spend the afternoon....a little bit secluded from the crowds of tourists on city streets.
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