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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

122 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 5
Gots: 22 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a personally hand carried bottle from Brugges, Belgium. Bought at a bottle shop after touring Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / De Halve Maan and stored for 1 year at room temperature. Bottle marked to drink by April '09.

Aroma: Slightly alcoholic, nice malt character and the typical dark fruits common to these Dubbels.

Appearance: Poured into my Brugge Zot tall glass with about a 1+ inch tan head. Great head retention, it actually never left and at the end the glass was coated in foam. Quite a dark brown beer, with hints of red.

Flavor: Raisin, prune, plum and toasty malts. Can taste the alcohol but not overpowering. Overall excellent flavor.

Mouthfeel: While dry from the alcohol and possible low finishing gravity the texture of this beer is very nice coating your mouth with a smooth feeling.

Overall I loved this beer. It's much better than their pale, although I enjoyed that one both on location in Belgium as well as on draft at the Liar's Club in San Diego (how the hell does he get kegs like that!?)
This dubbel is a great example of the style though, and if you ever visit the wonderful little brewery (last remaining brewery in Brugges) you'll be a fan for life.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle Inspection: notes 7.5% abv. and clearly notched with June 09 (sampled Feb 07). Sent to me by markmeadows57 (former BA).

Aroma: Some roasted malt, lightly perfumed alcohol and light hints of wet wood.

Appearance: Impressive head, tan and tight, held to a good half finger after a minute and left big loops of thick lace. Glass is ruby brown with back light showing excellent clarity.

Flavor: Rich rum soaked dark fruit. Figs, raisins, some toasted malt and black bready yeast. Really nice stuff

Mouthfeel: Creamy texture, dry alcoholic evaporative finish

Overall Impression: Massively enjoyable. Body vanishes at the sip, but the flavor lingers on the palate. Really nice beer. Thanks Mark!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep brown with ruby tones to it. Has a big foamy tan head that falls slow. Decent lace.

Sweet malt aroma with a slight metallic undertone.

Taste is similar to the aroma. Sweet malts and has the metallic taste in the finish.

Rather full in the mouth with moderate carbonation.

Decent beer. Nice drinking.

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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?

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Brugse Zot Dubbel from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
86 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.