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Brugse Zot Dubbel - Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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very good

107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 2
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan visit their website

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Lnedrive14 on 08-17-2006)
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Reviews by GCBrewingCo:
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North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -3.9%

The beer arrived in the proper glass a clear brown with a tannish, tall, and long lasting head which coated the glass from top to bottom.

The aroma was nutty with a strong caramel and a toasty character. The flavor also had a lightly smoky nature. Behind the other characteristics was a light bit of Belgian yeast spice.

The flavor was nutty with a lightly corny (DMS) presence and a dark caramel character. The flavor was not sweet but had a strong malt impression with a light Belgian yeast spice. Some chocolate was notable as well.

The finish was even heading into dry with a lasting chocolate and caramel into the aftertaste. The body was medium with a fairly moderate carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Not a complex beer at all, more of a tourist dubbel, but much better than their blond.

Draft at De Halve Mann in Brugge on 9/13/06, called Brugse Zot Bruin at the Brewery.

09-20-2006 21:46:26 | More by GCBrewingCo
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-15-2014 22:05:07 | More by petewheeler
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-29-2012 21:56:54 | More by ant1
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2.89/5  rDev -24.9%

Had this a few times at restaurants/bars in Bruges where selection was limited and liked it fine so brought a bottle home to review. Bottle is marked lot A with a BB date of Sept 2015.

A-Poured into a chalice this is a lively brew, several fingers of a light tan head that slowly breaks down to a thin layer that laces the glass nicely. Looks fairly clear in the light with more of a reddish tint than most dubbels.

S-Herbal hops with a bit of spice is noticed which distinguishes it from the standard Belgian dubbel. More phenols than esters noticed, weak malt aroma.

T-This is a spicy dubbel, lacks the sweet dark fruit character and complexity of the traditional abbey dubbels. Only when the beer warms do any of the dried dark fruits that are trademarks of a dubbel start to appear but they still take a back seat to the spicy character of this beer.

M-Highly carbonated, weak in body. Definitely lacks the big malt bill of a good dubbel. A bit vapory which hits you with the alcohols.

O-This is a spicy, phenol forward dubbel, best consumed warm to get some complexity and drown out the herbal, spicy quality. Not a bad beer, just not the typical Belgian dubbel which I enjoy so much.

03-10-2013 01:38:18 | More by deebo
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-23-2012 14:49:13 | More by fionn13
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-04-2014 03:28:24 | More by chickenm
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Manitoba (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.1%

05-16-2012 19:04:03 | More by Tarks
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

09-11-2013 21:05:49 | More by Jgrody
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

05-27-2012 17:07:17 | More by Tomblerone
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United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-27-2014 08:41:56 | More by mattfancett
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3.76/5  rDev -2.3%

08-15-2014 18:40:43 | More by jburns301
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

My parents brought this back from Belgium, straight from the brewery. I wasn't a big fan of the Pale Ale, but this was pretty good.

Dark, dark brown with a hint of orange/amber and a thick head. Great head retention - head stayed firm throughout the consumption. Very full bodied. Well-balanced taste with some light fruits, raw sugar, mild alcohol, spices, cloves.

A tasty beer and a nice example of the style. Thank you mom and dad.

08-17-2006 04:35:56 | More by Lnedrive14
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-18-2013 15:12:29 | More by corneliusfontaine
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-12-2014 13:38:57 | More by pat_usher
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Russian Federation

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-14-2012 16:55:57 | More by Louski
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Russian Federation

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.86/5  rDev +0.3%

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a cloudy caramel amber with a two finger white head that dissipates quickly to an active bubbly ring around the glass. Spicy aroma of orange, apple juice, caramel malt, Belgian spicing. Flavor follows aroma with apple and pear juice, mild dark dried fruit, orange citrus, caramel malt, toffee. Finishes somewhat abruptly with residual spice, slightly sour and metallic, probably from the clove or cardamom. Medium bodied with active carbonation. I enjoyed the unusual mixture of dubbel sweetness with the mildly sour finish, but the abrupt loss of fruit and malt combined with the metallic bitterness decreased the quality of the finish. Still an interesting and enjoyable take on the dubbel style.

05-19-2013 04:32:14 | More by LiquidAmber
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3.83/5  rDev -0.5%

The beer has a nice label with the jester on it. It makes for a funny beer as a gift.
The beer itself i found not too complicated. Good and undemanding. The dry finish was a good trick though...

Dark red-brown with a fluffy head.

Smell from the bottle is malts, floral garden smell, dried fruit.
Taste is hoppy and clean, with a dry finish.
The drink is warming, not too much alcohol.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Very nice dubbel. Molasses and caramel in the nose with a touch of spiciness.

Flavor is similar to the nose with the caramel/spice component being strong.

Good carbonation and very drinkable.

Recommended. Thank you Nicolas for the chance to try this. Way too easy to drink, that is for sure.

01-18-2009 11:05:19 | More by rallison
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Nose in the style characteristic of the dubbel. Fruity, with black grapes, prunes, wrapped with a touch of alcohol interesting, such as black currant syrup. The mouth is involved, both fruity but also full of roasted malt. The drink is quite heady, with significant power. A good beer quality double major.

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Brugse Zot Dubbel from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
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