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Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve MaanBrouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 10
Beer Ratings: 1,143
Beer Avg: 3.84

Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
85
very good

48 Ratings
Ratings: 48
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.17%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

Walplein 26
Brugge, 8000
Belgium
phone: +32 50 33 26 97

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moderndrunkard

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | $$

"Crowded"
"Boring"
"Full of old people"
and
"Touristy"

Those are the beginning of my notes on De Halve Maan brewery and tour. Once I got those out of my system, I began to settle down a bit.

As the other reviews note, these tours are pretty crowded. There's not much else to do in Bruges. But if you stick close to the tour guide, you'll be doing yourself a great favor. At the top of the building, there's a nice display of malts and other add-ins like coriander and orange peel, and the guide did a great job of describing their uses and effects. Some old hop vines were strung up around some wood beams added a nice touch.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and I talked to her about rauchbiers in Bamberg and Harpoon and Sam Adams. She mentioned how she had attended an american micro fest in Brussels, I think, and got to try some of their beers. She said she especially liked the Sam Cherry Wheat.

As for the beers, they were pretty uninspiring. The blond was bland for a belgian and I didn't take any particular note of the dark.

As an end note, Straffe Hendrik is no longer brewed here. The family sold the recipe to a company in 2002 and they brew it outside of Bruges. The sixth-generation brewing family tried to buy it back, but the company wouldn't sell it, so they invested about 400,000 € into brewing the new Bruges Zot.

04-22-2006 11:41:06 | More by moderndrunkard
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Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan in Brugge, Belgium
85 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.