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Brugse Zot - Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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Ratings: 374
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 7
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: paterlodie on 08-04-2005

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

11.2oz bottle with a notched back label that seems to indicate best before Feb 09. Purchased at Bello Vino in Ann Arbor and poured into a tulip.

Hazy gold with a huge head of white that shows good retention and leaves lots of sticky lace.

When foirst opened, I was met with a strong skunk odor that got me a little nervous but after I let the beer sit for a bit those aromas wafted away and were totally gone to reveal pears, sugars, chalk, light lemony citrus, and grassy hops. A very nice combination of sweet and sour thaqt I like a lot.

The taste mirrors the nose in a lot of ways. I'm getting more hop bitterness, but the fruits and chalk are there for sure. This would go great with a plate of apples, pears and grapes as it has all of those flavors. This is really good beer.

Mouth is spot on for style. Enough body and carbonation to show balance. A beer this tasty and complex can only be very drinkable. I'm giving it a five as it all comes together nicely.

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A - Poured a straw yellow complete with haze. Had 3 fingers white head and dissipated slow. Left beautiful lacing.

S - Honey, pilsner, grass, spicy hops, and with some soft caramel.

T - Pilsner, honey, slightly spicy, and generous amounts of a sweet and spicy belgian ester.

M - Full bodied, malt dominated. The hops played second base on this one.

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A- This beer pours a clear golden copper body with a light beige head that mushrooms above the glass and sticks to the glass in sheets. There is a swirl of strong tiny bubbles.

S- The dry apricot ester notes finish with a green leafy hops hint that is dry.

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Brugse Zot from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
83 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.