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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 5
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Lnedrive14 on 08-17-2006

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2.52/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of deebo
2.88/5  rDev -24.8%
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.

Photo of Tarks
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of desint
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of jrallen34
3.03/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank from a 11.2 oz bottle in Brugge at the brewery.

The head is big and white, and sticks around for awhile. There is some lacing, average at best.

It tastes ok, a hint of caramel.

This is much better than the Zot blonde, but not a great Belgian beer by any means.

Photo of DARIVA
3.03/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Light cherry red and cloudy beer with a reasonable head.

S: Slightly medicated smell.

T: I recognized the taste of some of toffee.

M: Slight tingling feeling and a lot of foam.

O: Easily drinkable but too little body, has expected more from this beer.

Photo of Dannyamrish
3.07/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rostencrantz
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of ErwinGS
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.26/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bueschen
3.29/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a couple of glasses at the brewery on a recent trip to Brugge.

A - Pours with a nice 2 inch head. Medium lacing. This beer has a deep, rich, dark, red color.

S - fairly strong yeast smell.

T - Semi bitter with a bit of yeast taste to finish.

M - Well carbonated (perhaps a bit much?) Lively mouth feel.

D - Despite the strong notes of yeast it is a nice beer. It's not overly thick or sweet. Overall it was enjoyable but I think it could be improved.

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

Photo of smcolw
3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep brown with a good starting head. Light does shine through although not enough to determine the clarity. No lace and the head settles to a single layer of bubbles

More alcohol is registering on this one versus their "regular". Less interesting as this masks any other aromas--like the darker malts. I cannot find any hops.

Quite sweet, but the alcohol is still the strongest element to the beer. Good mouthfeel--on the richer side. Good carbonation. Overall, probably would taste better on a cooler day (today is 90+).

Photo of EPICAC
3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this at the brewery in Brugge.

Appearance: Pours a clear ruby-brown with a thick, brown head that fades to a quarter-inch layer leaving thick lace.

Smell: Some roasty malt, pepper, graininess and alcohol.

Taste: Toasty malts, light fruity sweetness with a roasty finish. Alcohol is evident, but subdued.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied, a tad watery, moderate carbonation with a dry finish.

Drinkability: Good, but not a lot going on.

Photo of Antiantianti
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of ant1
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Tomblerone
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of corneliusfontaine
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of patre_tim
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Absumaster
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a dark brown color with a compact thick head that sticks to the glass.

Smell is slightly acidic, I don't know if this is ment to be like this, but together with the caramel, it smells like a red wine or like cherries. Lovely!

Taste is also somewhat acidic, not sharp, again the cherries come through and a good caramellic and chocolaty, roasted taste. The acidity give the beer it's extra depth.
I suspect it to be an infection, because the beer has a thin mouthfeel and tasted a little watery. There is also a bit too much carbonation in the beer and aftertaste is quite dry.
Nevertheless a good beer with some extra complexity.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Danny1217
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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Brugse Zot Dubbel from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
86 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.