Brugse Zot | Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

Brugse ZotBrugse Zot
BA SCORE
53.7%
Liked This Beer
3.68 w/ 477 ratings
Brugse ZotBrugse Zot
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Belgium
halvemaan.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by paterlodie on 08-04-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,988
Reviews:
181
Ratings:
477
Liked:
256
Avg:
3.68/5
pDev:
12.77%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
103
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 477 |  Reviews: 181
Photo of JamFuel
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at De Halve Maan in Bruges.

Pours a clear yellow, with a thick cap of foam.

Smelll is yeasty an peppery with hints of green apples.

Taste is very crisp with the yeasty notes blending with a nice, balanced bitterness. Very refreshing!

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a very nice and refreshing beer.

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Photo of thebeers
3.31/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hazed orange-amber with a finger-plus of nice off-white head. Sweet, Belgiany aroma. Similar taste. Medium bodied with overly strong carbonation. Passable.

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Photo of brl
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap - great.
Bottle - meh.

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.02/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

06/26/2017, in Bruges, Belgium.

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Photo of BdM
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ArrogantB
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery in Bruges. Cloudy orange-yellow, very effervescent. Lots of esters in the aroma. Yeasty flavor, sweet but tasty. A nice beer to enjoy at the brewery.

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Photo of Robertas
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joshautry
3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of josanguapo
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

From cervezasespeciales. In Grimbergen glass. Watching Los Soprano 6x09. BBF 17 feb 2017
Smooth feeling with nice carbonation. Candi sugar with peach notes. Pretty drinkable

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Photo of OlaB
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: pours a clear golden color. A big white creamy top off head and sticky lacings on the glass.

A: oranges, peaches,floral hops, bisquits and white bread.

T&F: upfront I sense a flavour off oranges and some light fruits with sugary yeast and breaded malts inn the back. Inn the middle I feel more off different spices and it also gets more dry. Finishes off dry with floral hints. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Clean and smooth mouthfeel with a long dryness inn the aftertaste. The beer is good enough but for me is something that missing inn the flavour.

O: a good and easy drinking belgian blonde. But is nothing overly exiting with this one compared to other belgian blondes. I would drink this again if I was offered it.

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Photo of yaron73
4.67/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A bottle at "Mokafe" restaurant in Brussels.

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Photo of The_Bujon
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

The Brugse Zot is certainly a decent looking brew, a light haze to the body and a very top fermenting head that WILL power over the brim of your glass. Hold time there and take a snap shot, because the head does shrink rapidly.

The Aroma is very nice, a really appealing combination of citrus and malt, but certainly not overbearing.

The taste is on the whole pretty good, but is overpowered by the gas and major tongue fizz! Once you recover from that effervescence hit then you can pick up those refreshing citrus and malty notes.

It is a bit watery in feel, mixed with that fizz does let the beer down a touch, but overall a reasonably good beverage!

If you're swinging by the Halve Maan Brewery on your way into Bruges from the Station (which you should) then defo worth sampling and cleansing your pallet with before you hit the Straffe H Quad!!!!

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of danflux
4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zscooter
4.47/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AleSan
3.39/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ryan_DelMastro
4.83/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Draught half in the candle lit Mort Subite in Altrincham
Presumably a golden body with nice white head
Quite a Wheaty brew in aroma and flavour
Nice refreshing ale

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Photo of Fettpopps
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emincems
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of 54V4G3
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DbbC
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattMorin
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle - another brew from this cool-ass Bruges operation that actually built a proper beer pipeline through their town.

This beer pours a mostly clear, medium copper amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and somewhat creamy dirty white head, which leaves a bit of random desert landscape lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of gritty and grainy pale malt, a muddled apple and underripe pear fruitiness, edgy Low Countries yeast, some free-range white sugars, subtle citrus peel notes, and a minor sense of alcohol love unrequited. The taste is bready and crackery pale malt, a faint hint of caramel sweetness, hovering Belgian yeast, a mixed pome and citrusy fruitiness, some tame earthy spiciness, and a gentile leafy, weedy, and floral noble hoppiness.

The bubbles are fairly active in their probing and prickly frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and sort of smooth, as the tacky carbonation seems not to know how to court a lady, as such. It finishes off-dry, but barely, as both the malt and inherent fruitiness seem to be losing a huge portion of their initial steam.

Overall, this comes across as simply an okay version of the style, as the yeast, fruit, and spice seem to be at loggerheads (lagerheads? noooooo) with each other. Not bad, but nothing that I'd ever spend my currently dwindling beer ducats on again.

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Brugse Zot from Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Beer rating: 53.7% out of 100 with 477 ratings
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