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


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RATINGS: 957   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Draft at De Halve Maan after the brewery tour. Pours a cloudy, dark, orange amber hue with a frothy, off-white head of foam. A wet, soapy wash mostly rejoins the body, though a few scant spots remain behind on the glass. The aroma is based in blonde candy sugar, showing hints of banana, and is spiced with coriander, orange peel, and soft floral hops. Flavors are largely the same, again sweet up front with blonde candy, yet balanced decently on the back end with spicy coriander and dried wildflowers. Mediuml bodied, with lively carbonation, the palate is easy going, finishing clean. Solid spicy blond, but nothing special.

Travlr (25269) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2009
On draught at Delirium in Brussels. Straw colored with a medium large white head. Aroma of citrus and hay. Yeasty flavor with some spice and citrus. Bitter edge. Not bad, but lacks complexity.

gunnar (9231) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2009
On tap @ Cafe Oporto, Amsterdam. Pours unclear light golden with a small white creamy head. Aroma of yeast, spices.Taste of spiced yeast, sour notes, some bitterness at the end. Very much carbonation.

eManu (547) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2010 09.09.09 Pours a slightly hazy gold color with a small cream color head that did not stay long. Taste has high carbonation. Aroma is not very present but a hint of malts and citrus is found. Flavors of yeast is very present, with fruity and spicy notes, and with a sweet and bitter finish. Dry and with a not of a smoky flavor last in mouth. Did not particularly enjoyed this beer. Re-Rate, 20.05.10: Pours a clear golden colorwith some yeast floating around and with a medium size white head. Aroma od malts, hops and some honey and spices. Flavors of malts and yeast, some hints of honey, some lemon and spices. Good carbonation, some sweetness but mostly bitter and dry finish. There is a small metalic feel to it though.

wimpie133 (381) - Brugge, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2009
Draught é L’Estaminet, Brugge. Beautiful blonde ale with thick, white, lacing and durable head. Grainy aroma, with some spicy notes. Taste is also grainy and spicy, with a fruity, honey note on it and yeasty. It finishes light hoppy and bitter, with a full mouthfeel. Refreshing and dry beer. A good one to drink, but lacks a bit in overall taste to be a real top beer.

zakkbironia (112) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 30, 2009
300ml glass. White head and pale yellow foggy colour. Great bitter classic belgian ale taste but lacks the extra thing that would boost up its rating. I haven’t been impressed but enjoyed it though.

thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2009
( 330ml bottle) pours a pale yellow with nice head and good lacing. Nose of grass, citrus, and spices. Taste is spicy yeast, cinnamon, finishes nicely with a velvety carbonation.

mar (5423) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2009
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. gold with a white head that dissipates to a ring. nose is yeast, dried fruits, apples and spices. nice on the palate with a flavor of orange skins, yeast and a spicy finish. leaves a lemon flavor in the mouth as well.

BroSpud (2199) - , Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2009
Julio’s Belgian Beer Festival. Sample. By the time I got to this one I was seeing double. Rating it to keep track but don’t have any particulars. My notes say "good".

DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2009
33 cl. bottle. Clear gold, lots of effervescence produces a large, durable whtie head ad a thick lace. Fresh grainy aroma, light fruits add to the mix, and hints of spice become slowly apparent. Clean and dry, light body, and as noted, brightly effervescent. Light honey sweetness with the delicate balance of peppery hops is quite refreshing. Very drinkable, not an assertive beer, but it’s subtlety is intriguing.

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