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Brugse Zot - Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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BA SCORE
83
good

380 Ratings
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Ratings: 380
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 7
Gots: 48 | 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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Ratings: 380 | Reviews: 160
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3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear and yellow with a medium head. Everything you expect from a BPA. Relatively low in alcohol, but not weak in taste. Bitter and robust, simply yummy. Recommendable to anyone who enjoys a nice pilsner or a Pale Ale. A beautiful marriage of both, it seems.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Partly cloudy yellow beer with a small head.

S: Floral, slightly sour and what the scent of chamomile.

T: A little bitter, and some coriander.

M: Good tingling and a nice mouthfeel, beautiful relationship.

O: Easily drinkable with a nice body.

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3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a fairly clear dark gold with numerous particles floating around. I wasn't too careful pouring the bottle which probably caused this. Huge billowy head that lasts throughout.

Smell is quite yeasty and fruity along with some clove and other spices. It smells very belgian.

Taste starts out fairly sweet and fruity. Some clove and belgian yeast characteristics work their way in underneath but never become prominent. There is some grassyness and mild malt before everything finishes pretty clean and dry. Just a faint hint of bitterness.

Overall, this is a fairly refreshing, easy drinking beer. There really isn't a whole lot going on but it is pleasant to drink.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 33 cl bottle into La Trappe chalice. Love the artwork on bottle. A gift from Sully's road trip to Belgium. Poured a fluffy white light almost white ridged head. Abt 2 inches. Light golden and mostly clear consistency. Slightly sweet taste with hints of wheatiness sugars and some spiciness. Smell is somewhat phenolic and wheaty. Mouthfeel is light and carbonated and dry. Overall a nice Nelgium pale with mild dry and slight grassy tones

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

White gold with a loose and lumpy white head that fades fast. Grass, white pepper, flowers and a bit of waxy yeast - surprising hops.
Yellow apple and cream cracker, a candle wax hit, lime sherbert and lemongrass ending.
Peppery finish and tingling gingery linger.
Light, crisp, way fizzy, almost champagne-like effervescence.

Far too active to do anything but knock back in the summer. A cafe table beer, which I suspect is the purpose. Good in context, but you can get more out of your Belgian PA.

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An eh beer from an otherwise trustworthy brewery in my favorite Belgian town. This one has plenty of aroma but very little in terms of taste. In fact, it has virtually no flavor when cold. I heated it up on a radiator for about 30 minutes; when warm it gained some cloves and a little fruit. Overall, the low levels of Belgianness would, if amplified several times, amount to a really nice beer. In its current state, however, it's just dull.

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Brugse Zot from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
83 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.