Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Active Beers: 10
Beer Ratings: 1,100
Beer Avg: 3.83
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 46 | Reviews: 39 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by drewbage:
3.49/5 rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$$
Visited in March 2006.
Got completely, totally, unredeemably lost wandering around Brugge. I dont know why, but there you go. Ran into this place though and decided to give it a whirl.
The interior of the bar cafe is clean and proficient. Ran into a very nice English family there and we chatted while waiting for our tour to begin.
The bar folk seemed befuddled by my request for a beer before the tour started, but they got over it in a hurry. As mentioned previously you have a choice of a Blonde and a Bruin, both clean and non-offensive.
The tour itself is shockingly well worth the money and the climb through the old brewery spaces. If you don't worry about falling and cracking your head at least once you're not doing it right! For the brewer and historian in me this was well worth the stop!
01-01-2007 10:07:31 | More by drewbage
More User Reviews:
3.86/5 rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75 | $$
"Fun way to blow some time off. Sweet old brewery to say the least. The tour is a well oiled machine." Hard to disagree with any of that.
It was an interesting journey, trying to find this place while at the same time having no clue where it was other than directionally. We finally spotted another city map, went to read it, and noticed we were straight in front of the brewery. Nice.
Not an overly popular line of beers, but probably the easiest brewery to visit in the entire country. The tour was good, and in english. The views from the top of the brewery are solid and it was fun to watch people try to navigate all the stairs within. The tour includes just a full pour of the Brugse Zot, which was better than advertised. We also devoured some bitterballen and cheese out in the lovely terrace. I could have stayed for another, but there were bigger and better spots on the itinerary.
I'm glad we did it - it wasn't in my itinerary, but we just needed to kill a few hours
08-31-2013 17:20:58 | More by dirtylou
3.41/5 rDev -8.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25 | $$
Fun way to blow some time off. Sweet old brewery to say the least. The tour is a well oiled machine. You are pushed on through. The beer is tasty as well. The highlight was a picture of the next young man in the family to get the brewery. He has a look on his face that is priceless...like "awww yeaaahhh".
07-15-2013 07:04:46 | More by tyboxr
Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan in Brugge, Belgium
85 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.