Brugse Zot - Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
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4.26/5 rDev +16.1%
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.
01-03-2014 06:24:03 | More by Mike_Moe
3.43/5 rDev -6.5%
Bottle: a standard, solid brown 330mL bottle with a really chincy gold label with a pretty dodgy jester on it. Not a good package.
Appearance: poured into a tulip. A very hazy light yellow with a great solid finger of pure white head. Limited lacing, but the head hangs about for some time.
Aroma: quite a light and basic aroma of yeast, fruit and grain. Nothing brilliant, but refreshing.
Taste: the Belgian yeasts take the fore with some light grains and fruits backing up. Update: a very different flavour straight from the bottle - again with the yeast, but much more bitter with an odd metallic taste behind. I prefer straight from the bottle.
Aftertaste: lingers for a time, with a decent amount of bitterness.
Mouth feel: a decent mouth feel - medium in body with a moderate- to- higher carbonation. Carries the flavour well.
Overall: a pretty decent Belgian Pale Ale, with plenty of quality Belgian yeasts and some fruits and spices. The only real detractor is the truly catastrophic price of AU$150+ for a case of 24 x 300mL (2013), which is pretty close to the most expensive of the 600 beers I have had thus far. I can probably run a list of at least 50 beers that are better than this and cost 30 - 40% less.
12-17-2013 10:32:35 | More by SmashPants
Brugse Zot from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
83 out of 100 based on 329 ratings.