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

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BA SCORE
84
good

117 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 4
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan visit their website
Belgium

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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4/5  rDev +4.4%

petewheeler, Aug 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

ant1, Jun 29, 2012
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2.89/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

deebo, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

fionn13, Jun 23, 2012
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3.39/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Sept 2014, so a little out of date. Acquired ages ago from a Belgian supermarket while on a trip. I hope it's alright....

A: Poured into a tulip. Bottle conditioned. A deep, hazy reddish-brown hue with some chunky floating sediment and medium carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy beige foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a patchy surface layer.

S: Aroma of sweet, fruity malt with hints of prunes, dried fruit, brown sugar, mild molasses, stewed leaves and faint earthy yeast. A touch of cardboard. Pretty good.

T: Tastes of fruity malt with a lingering yeasty finish. Notes of dried fruit, brown sugar, faint roasted grain, mild molasses, stewed leaves, earthy yeast and harsh cardboard. Slightly sweet, followed by a subtle bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with effervescent carbonation and decent body. Lightly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of vague fruity malt, stewed leaves and cardboard.

O: It's OK; a tad lacking in depth for the style. Looks alright, while the aroma and flavour are predominantly fruity malt and stewed leaf notes. Acceptable body. It could do with a character boost to make it stand out from its peers - goes down OK but otherwise unexceptional. Worth sampling if you come across it.

jazzyjeff13, Oct 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

chickenm, Apr 04, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On nitro tap at the Porter Bar (ATL). Served in Brugse Zot stemware.

Dark fruit and a hint of wood in the nose.

Flavor. Rich and complex. Mostly dark fruits and light spices. Sweet and bitter in about equal measure with a subtle tartness too.

O: nearly on par with Westmalle?

chinchill, Oct 15, 2014
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Tarks, May 16, 2012
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3.76/5  rDev -1.8%

jburns301, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Lnedrive14, Aug 17, 2006
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

corneliusfontaine, Aug 18, 2013
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pat_usher, Jul 12, 2014
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rostencrantz, Jul 31, 2014
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MarkJBurch, Aug 02, 2013
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

LiquidAmber, May 19, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

The dry finish makes this brew kind of special, when you expected sweetness and fruitiness. A nice try because of this.

RuudJH, Mar 09, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

jasperfriedrich, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of rallison
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

rallison, Jan 18, 2009
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Brugse Zot Dubbel from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
84 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.