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Brugse Zot - Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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328 Ratings
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Ratings: 328
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.08%
Wants: 5
Gots: 24 | 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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3.51/5  rDev -4.4%

Best before 8/2014.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, candied fruit, and some subdued spice aromas. Taste is much the same with malt and grape juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a high level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some solid fruity aromas and flavors.

04-13-2013 02:32:37 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-08-2013 00:06:49 | More by braican
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-06-2013 18:03:46 | More by jwps214
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

03-30-2013 21:49:26 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

03-04-2013 02:29:36 | More by JuliusCaesar
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

03-03-2013 23:09:36 | More by nzerbe
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

03-03-2013 04:28:42 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

330 ml bottle, poured into a tulip glass at home. Beer is refermented in the bottle. ABV 6%. Colour is deep orange golden, with a big head on top. Three fingers of it, white and sopay with good retention. Nice aroma, fruits, mostly peaches, some bubblegum and yeast too. Taste is sweet upfront with lots of fruity flavours, again bubblegum but not as intense as on the aroma and some hops too. Aftertaste is bitter and slighty metallic. Lots of carbonation on this one, while medium thin on the body. Overall very refreshing beer, very drinkable and tasteful. Could be even better with a bit les carbonation, but nevertheless, very enjoyable.

02-19-2013 17:53:43 | More by Douberd
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

01-14-2013 19:56:31 | More by BartMcStout
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4/5  rDev +9%

01-14-2013 18:23:47 | More by drewman_capote
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4.35/5  rDev +18.5%

(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.

01-10-2013 14:12:43 | More by rhoadsrage
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

01-01-2013 03:14:39 | More by cliff1066
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

12-30-2012 04:25:28 | More by I-Beir-the-Bel
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-28-2012 19:58:12 | More by Nizzle913
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3.95/5  rDev +7.6%

Surprise Belgian beer I never heard of before. Pours a slightly hazy light gold amber color, bubbly white head. Aroma is yeasty, malt, banana, cloves, lemon, and pear. Flavors suggest the same - along with malty, bready and nice light yeast notes. Cloudy medium thick and sticky mouthfeel. An enjoyable quaffable pale ale for the Belgian style.

12-21-2012 15:24:12 | More by CuriousMonk
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2.83/5  rDev -22.9%

I tried this at Quencher's Saloon in Chicago. $5 for an 11.2oz brown bottle.

The beer poured a crystal clear dark gold color and made 2½ fingers worth of white head that lasted a few minutes and left moderate lacing.

This has a fruity aroma that is both sweet and sour.

The taste is not as good as I had hoped for. It's fruity and sweet with a funky yeast bite, but also a bit spicy. Sounds like it should be alright, but it's just a combination that doesn't work for me.

Very thin body with very spritzy carbonation.

It's not terrible, but it's not something I'd want to try again either.

12-18-2012 00:15:26 | More by matjack85
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.3%

12-16-2012 20:14:31 | More by laurastradford
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Korea (South)

4/5  rDev +9%

12-10-2012 05:09:27 | More by Theshooster
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-04-2012 02:19:20 | More by CincinnatiChris
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4/5  rDev +9%

11-25-2012 07:25:18 | More by Aixois
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-02-2012 15:26:18 | More by peagasus
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-02-2012 15:04:36 | More by JoeSeitz
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-23-2012 16:56:39 | More by sansho
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Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +8.4%

BB (05/2015) Pours a massive heady froth of foam. Colour is a bright straw gold, plentiful carbonation. Shows good retention, and leaved a nice film and excellent lacing.

Smell is quite fresh, malt, grass and hay notes, a light bit of barnyard. Hops are detectable in the background, pleasantly balanced bitterness.

Taste is surprisingly fruity, a vibrant sweet apple and pear character, then a tangy maltiness. Bitterness is fresh and integrated. It gets more dry on the finish, lingering crisp bitterness.

Mouthfeel is very good. The carbonation is playful, giving a crisp but creamy feel. Refreshing, sessionable and medium bodied on the palate.

This is an excellent Pale Ale. Seek it out. A good amount of flavour and complexity, nicely balanced in keeping to the style. Drinks very well.

10-10-2012 20:48:27 | More by mick303
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3.58/5  rDev -2.5%

On tap at de Halve Maan following the brewery tour.

A- bright gold with a bit of haze (the beer on tap at the brewery is apparently an unfiltered version) with a nice three finger tall head that sticks around throughout and leaves classic Belgian lacing.

S- bright sweet malted barley (of course I can smell the wort throughout Bruges right now) and a distinctive wood and all spice character that seems to come mostly from hops, but I suspect yeast derivatives also factor in. Very low fruity ester levels.

T- again the hops (Czech by origin according o the tour guide and taste) come through with allspice, grass and wood balanced with a sweet fresh barley note. Finish is lightly bitter and refreshing.

M- A fairly thin beer but lively carbonation makes it mouth filling and let's the hops shine through.

O- a nice beer, though not my favorite Belgian. The Czech hops and low esters make it come of more as an imperial pils than a Belgian blonde. It was nice to try but I probably won't search it out again.

09-28-2012 22:59:32 | More by Guden
Brugse Zot from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
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