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

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Brugse Zot DubbelBrugse Zot Dubbel

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BA SCORE
86
very good

96 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 96
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | 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 +4.2%

09-11-2013 21:05:49 | More by Jgrody
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-18-2013 15:12:29 | More by corneliusfontaine
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Tebuken

Argentina

3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- A very cloudy amber-brown colored beer.Abundant and dense white foam with regular duration.Carbonation suited correctly for this style.

S- Malty and toffy aroma not intense.

T- Malty sweet taste, some hints of toffee gives space to a yeasty final, bitterness is too low in my opinion. Having 7,5% ABV it is not a hot alcoholic taste at all,well balanced beer.

M- Medium to big body has a very good mouthfeel.

O- It is a good beer but nothing to say it is a must drink.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2013 15:10:13 | More by Tebuken
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-02-2013 22:32:58 | More by MarkJBurch
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Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-02-2013 21:32:40 | More by Hoochymonk
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Abbo

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

07-12-2013 21:21:35 | More by Abbo
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Best before 12/2014.

Pours a hazy dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, dark fruit, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with dark fruit and slight metallic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is pretty tasty but the metallic quality I am getting in the flavor isn't all that nice.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 04:17:16 | More by UCLABrewN84
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allenson21

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-01-2013 19:50:41 | More by allenson21
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johnnylake

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-28-2013 04:58:06 | More by johnnylake
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 04:32:14 | More by LiquidAmber
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Danny1217

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-12-2013 08:35:16 | More by Danny1217
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California

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

05-01-2013 16:31:29 | More by TGS
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deebo

Minnesota

2.89/5  rDev -24.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 01:38:18 | More by deebo
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nzerbe

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-03-2013 23:11:27 | More by nzerbe
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Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-03-2013 20:39:52 | More by BartMcStout
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Russian Federation

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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Texas

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Germany

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served in a shifter glass.

A: Pours a beautiful deep amber clear color forming a big yellow to beige head. Good retention and some spotty lacings left. A thin layer remains for long time on the top

S: Sweet, fruity and spicy. Dark fruits, mint, black pepper and caramel. Bready Belgian yeasts

T: Follows the nose. A sweet fruity a candy sugar upfront followed by notes of caramel malts, black pepper, earthly yeasts. Mild pleasant hoppy bitterness in the end

M: Medium molasses body with good carbonation. Grainy and slightly bitter aftertaste

O: Easy drinking beer. Strong Belgian character. Recommended

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 20:46:55 | More by eduardolinhalis
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

11-24-2012 15:04:44 | More by ErwinGS
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-22-2012 03:14:35 | More by swimfire
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California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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Ontario (Canada)

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Brugse Zot Dubbel from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
86 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.