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

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Brugse Zot - Unfiltered
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very good

25 Ratings
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: koopa on 05-10-2010)
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3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at The Public House in La Jolla, where they describe this as an "unfiltered Belgian Blonde." Slight haze on the amber brew. Nice foam in the Brugse Zot tall chalice. Unusual aromatics that come through in the taste. Some kind of sweet bread with a funky note. Sprightly in the mouth with a medium body.

An interesting warm and grainy brew. This is not quite like anything else-- some perfumey flavors, popcorn, and a little weedy. Some hints of sourish fruit along with the sweet malty taste. Rather dry finish in the usual Belgian yeasty style.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2013 04:47:04 | More by mactrail
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-12-2014 16:14:23 | More by mendvicdog
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-15-2014 16:59:49 | More by duceswild
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-03-2014 08:58:12 | More by bark
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New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This unfiltered version is only available at the brewery.
Consumed at De Halve Maan brewery in Brugges on 4/24/10.

From notes....

Appearance: Hazy pale wheat blond with a light orange sun burst in the center. The crown is 2 fingers, white, shows little retention and some light lace.

Smell: Slight coriander meets pale malt over a wheat like base.

Taste: Same as nose with slight bubblegum note as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, light, refreshing, simple.

Drinkability: Outstanding.

Serving type: on-tap

05-10-2010 16:17:23 | More by koopa
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4/5  rDev +5%

01-08-2012 17:49:38 | More by bbadger
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

03-29-2012 01:26:12 | More by jrohrbacher
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%

11-10-2013 04:10:42 | More by chickenm
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank on-tap at De Halve Maan Brewery, Brugge, Belgium
Served in a signature Brugse Zot stemmed glass

According to our tour guide, this unfiltered version of Brugse Zot is served only at the brewery.

Cloudy, yellowish-amber in appearance with a bubbly, two-finger head that faded to a lasting ring.

The nose was crisp and dry. Powdery and yeasty with notes of citrus and spice. Coriander was definitely noticeable.

The taste was similar to the aroma. Citrusy, crisp and dry up front. Somewhat spicy in the center. Wheaty. The finish was quite refreshing. Very dry with notes of citrus fruits and earthy, bittering hops.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied for the style with a lively, big bubbled effervescence. Somewhat creamy and frothy on the palate.

This is a light, refreshing and easy drinking brew. A perfect thirst quencher on a warm, Brugge afternoon.

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2010 15:39:01 | More by Damian
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-17-2014 13:58:29 | More by dwagner003
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-25-2014 06:47:23 | More by gillagorilla
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

02-16-2014 15:08:12 | More by BeerCon5
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South Carolina

3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap into a branded chalice at De Halve Maan Brewery in Bruges. You can only get the unfiltered version here at the brewery.

A: A cloudy deep orange color with a 1.5 finger offwhite head with moderate retention.

S: Slightly hoppy character - floral with touches of light fruit. Some balancing malt in there, but subtle and faint. A slight toastiness.

T: Not my favorite, but not bad overall. The taste is subtle and slightly watery. Lemon rind and zest with some yeast and light fruits. Seems to almost lack any sort of backbone. Finish is long and slightly spicy.

Overall pretty unimpressive flavorwise, but very drinkable and a nice treat at the brewery itself. Better than the regular version.

Serving type: on-tap

11-05-2010 19:25:19 | More by BucBasil
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

03-03-2013 13:53:38 | More by brbrocc
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-08-2013 04:34:31 | More by jlisuk
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

07-07-2013 18:20:55 | More by dantezeull
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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

07-05-2014 20:59:55 | More by josvemden
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Russian Federation

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-06-2013 15:07:42 | More by wer3w01f
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3.33/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap at the brewery.
Look: poured a golden straw color with a two finger foamy white head. Remarkably clear given it is unfiltered when served at the brewery.
Smell: a lot of coriander, with some bannana and yeast, and a bit of orange zest
Taste: unexpectedly bitter up front, fades to a biscuity malt with hints of spice and yeast on the back end
Mouthfeel: crisp and thin
Overall: pretty good, but overall underwhelming. Pretty one dimensionally bitter for a blonde.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2013 17:02:24 | More by lewzer99
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

07-09-2014 21:25:41 | More by Shrey
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District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -21.3%

06-27-2014 15:16:35 | More by Cburden
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4/5  rDev +5%

02-02-2012 17:05:11 | More by muusers
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-02-2013 21:31:14 | More by Hoochymonk
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-02-2012 15:04:20 | More by JoeSeitz
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-19-2014 11:57:41 | More by Knut
Brugse Zot - Unfiltered from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
85 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.