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Brugse Zot - Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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Ratings: 348
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.08%
Wants: 6
Gots: 32 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: paterlodie on 08-04-2005)
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4.55/5  rDev +24%
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.

ypsifly, Sep 01, 2006
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

At BJs Flanders beer tasting in Roseville.

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.

D - Overall a great quaff. I'd probably reclassify this as a Belgian blonde due to coloration and subtle hop characteristics.

MisterClean, Jun 04, 2009
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4.36/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.35/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip)
3/14 12:25 stamped on cap
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.

T- The dry leafy hop flavor leads to a pils malt flavor and a dry finish. There is a dry candy ester note and some dry caramel notes that come through as the beer warms and a field corn note pops in aswell.

M- this beer has a light mouthfeel with a tight fizz and no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This beer is a nice crisp dry beer with the esters adding some perceived sweetness that gives this nice depth and it is still very drinkable.

rhoadsrage, Jan 10, 2013
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4.35/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

great beer. in the same vein as delirium but more drinkable. great head and just enough carbonation. amore is wonderful, sweet fruit-based overtones. vanilla smells. too much sediment for me. get more interesting on each sip. would recommend this beer and would down one again any time. It is marked as a 6% much feels more like a 8%. pleasant acidic dry alcohol after taste.

zeeksterusa, Mar 03, 2009
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4.28/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Surprised I haven't reviewed this from Armsby Abbey or anything, but this time I had it directly from the source, on tap at the brewery itself.

Big creamy head, thick and frothy, fades semi slwoly with great soapy lacing, nice retention, very hazy honey orange color, more like an orange center with golden honey colors around the edges.

Nice is very nice, blond malts, floral citrus, light spices from the yeast maybe?, esters are light, more Belgian malt and yeast characters, faint coriander, maybe some wheat as well, its like a nice blond with a hint of wit blended in.

Taste brings nice Belgian characters again, starting with light golden malts, and almost sweet honey malt character, and even juicy malts. Then the wit comes in again, some orange peel, faint coriander, light wheat flavors, touches of fruity esters, and mild booze warmth. It brings a light vanilla orange taste too. Finish is mild orange peel bitterness, more sweet honey like malts with faint spices lingering, and fairly dry.

Mouth is med bodied, little heavier than med bodied, nice carb, faint hint of light warming booze.

Overall nice beer, cross between blond and wit with the better characters of each coming through, nice taste, dry finish, juicy center.

jlindros, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of adamette
4.28/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Unfiltered at the Brewery in a Brugse Zot glass....This has GOT to be the way to try this beer...

A Creamy, big off white head over a light yellow, opaque body. Nice look.

S Grains, barley dominate. Little malt and little hops to my nose.

T Some hops actually come into the taste. There is a nice citrus backdrop that comes to the forefront as it warms.

M Moderate to light mouthfeel.

D Great, and I think that this is the point of this beer, a highly drinkable, interesting beer.

Notes: Great to have it unfiltered at the Brewery in Brugge. You simply cannot find it better than that!

adamette, Jun 30, 2009
Photo of Mike_Moe
4.26/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Dark golden color, slightly cloudy. Very thick white head.
Aroma: Good clean smell of  banana and spices.
Flavor: Banana and spice flavored with a sweet finish. Full bodied and good foamy carbonation.
Overall: A very good tasting beer. This is a spicy, sweet beer, with just enough hops to balance it out. The carbonation is like many Belgian Ales, not just  bubbly, but foamy to the mouth.

Mike_Moe, Jan 03, 2014
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Brugse Zot from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
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