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Brugse Zot - Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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370 Ratings
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Ratings: 370
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 6
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan visit their website
Belgium

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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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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1.96/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I expect much more for an artesan belgium beer. Too acid.

Photo of DawnOne
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

After experiencing the amazing beer on tap at the Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, we tried it bottled in several restaurants in Bruges. Unfortunately the beer we'd tried was not available anywhere other than the actual brewery, and the bottled product, while very good, couldn't compare.

Photo of John_Squires
2.62/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Tons of carbonation making for a difficult pour and spritzy taste/feel. Pretty bland compared to other Belgians and slightly sour.

Photo of LukeGude
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ela
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drew26
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.7/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of interzen
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Pours a dark straw, almost amber, yellow with a lot of white head. Retention wasn't brilliant although there was some significant lacing. Rather apt, since Bruges is also famous for lace (little bit of a joke there, ladies and gentlemen ...)

Smell: A mixture of malt and citrusy hops with more than a hint of overripe bananas. Some minor spice notes, but malts and fruit are front and centre. Compared with the vast majority of Belgian beers, you could say it's a bit one-dimensional.

Taste:Almost, but not quite, follows the smell - the malts are there, for sure, but a lot of the fruit notes aren't that noticeable. The hop character takes a while to come through too, but it's definitely there as a nice counterpoint to the up-front malts.

Feel: Slightly fizzy and, if one was being particularly uncharitable, almost watery. That said, it's eminently drinkable.

Overall: If there's such a thing as a Belgian 'session' ale then this is probably fairly close. It sits slightly on the high side of average - worth a shot if you've not tried it before, but compared with the myriad other beers that Belgium has to offer there's not really much to single it out. The 'farting fool' labels are pretty cool, though.

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4.32/5  rDev +18%

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4.48/5  rDev +22.4%

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3.76/5  rDev +2.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

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2.32/5  rDev -36.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

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5/5  rDev +36.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Brugse Zot from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
83 out of 100 based on 370 ratings.