Brugse Zot
Brouwerij De Halve Maan

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From:
Brouwerij De Halve Maan
 
Belgium
Style:
Belgian Pale Ale
Ranked #76
ABV:
6%
Score:
84
Ranked #22,774
Avg:
3.72 | pDev: 12.37%
Reviews:
212
Ratings:
594
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 23, 2024
Added:
Aug 04, 2005
Wants:
  23
Gots:
  130
The delicious golden blond speciality beer full of flavour: with a rich collar and a complex character full of fruity and spicy aromas. It is a balanced beer that knows how to playfully charm everyone’s taste buds.
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Rated: 3.84 by LunchMoney from Minnesota

Feb 23, 2024
 
Rated: 3.93 by Roejogan from Canada (BC)

Feb 18, 2024
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
€4,30/30 cl on tap @ Cerveceria International, Sevilla, ES

Look: Hazy deep gold beneath a full head of white foam. Excellent head retention and lacing.
Overall: An excellent fruity and spicy pale ale.
Nov 28, 2023
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Reviewed by Hephaistos from Netherlands

4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
An increasingly popular Belgian Blonde.
Production capacity was increased by implementing a 3,2 km pipeline allowing more volume of beer transport from the centre of the lovely historically city of Bruges, Flanders, Belgium.
330 ml brown glass bottle, label slightly different as depicted, 6% abv.
Poured at 6-7 degrees celcius in a bulb glass.
High carbonation, micro bubbles, 2-3 finger white head with long lasting retention.
Micro bulbs and a great amber colour.
Not a pale ale, but I would classify this as a Belgian Blonde, yes even when being amber.
Smell, fresh bread, malt tones and a bit tanginess from yeast. Not too dominating, just teasing the tongue.
Taste follows smell. Bit of tnaginess up front, light on sweetness, bitter hopiness in aftertaste.
Mouth feel balanced, fresh, a bit on the ligt side, making this a very drinkable beer. But mind you, it has more kick than normal pilsener/lager.
Nov 26, 2023
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Reviewed by Hamme from Netherlands

4.38/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
This beer drinks like a pint but is surely an upgrade and much more balanced. One of the best Belgian Pale Ales around, can't go wrong with this one. Cheers!
Nov 18, 2023
 
Rated: 3.5 by Noelito76 from New York

Sep 16, 2023
 
Rated: 3.75 by BillyNoonan from Ireland

Aug 19, 2023
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Reviewed by beerwithmeIRL from Ireland

3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
330ml Bottle - Pours a straw/honey colour with decent carbonation and 2 finger white foam head that quickly dissipates. Primary aroma is of citrus peel or zest and a bit of an earthy scent. Tastes of spice, citrus and faint earthy notes. A solid beer.
Aug 17, 2023
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Reviewed by KleinSchwein

3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75
From notes.
Pours a golden orange,mild haze. The smell is very mild , mainly yeast maybe orange and the taste is mild , a citrus sharpness is present as the yeast holds its own and there's a creaminess . The mouthfeel is thick and buttery ,light carbonation. Overall good , a little too astringent for me but nice nonetheless.
Aug 10, 2023
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
11.2oz bottle. Best by date stamped on label is '14-05-2024'.
Slightly cloudy, deep gold colored body. Three fingers of white head quickly reduce to a thin cap. Thin strings of lacing are left behind.
Aroma is citrus and esters that express banana and cloves.
Taste is led by the esters - banana, cloves, and a little spice. Also has a citrus note.
Medium mouth feel. Champagne texture, with swishing in the mouth leading to lots of bubbles. Very good carbonation.
Enjoyable ale with the Belgian yeast esters. Slightly sweet yet dry in the finish.
Jul 30, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by NorbertB1974 from Germany

Jul 23, 2023
 
Rated: 4.71 by Davros82

Jun 18, 2023
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Citrusy, light and refreshing. Great on draft on a hot day.
May 28, 2023
 
Rated: 4.38 by belgocanuck from Belgium

May 04, 2023
 
Rated: 3.79 by myterpsr1 from Maryland

Apr 10, 2023
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On tap at The Publick House in Boston, MA.

This one pours a golden straw yellow color, with a small foamy head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like banana, citrus, clove, and grassiness.

This falls a little bit flat on the finish, but the yeast character is really enjoyable, with a touch of creamy banana, a medium amount of clove and grassy spicing, and some light orange and lemon.

This is kind of thin – creamy up front, but it gets watery on the finish. It’s still pretty drinkable all in all.

I wanted to like this more, but it was pretty solid nonetheless.
Apr 10, 2023
 
Rated: 3.25 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Mar 22, 2023
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Reviewed by BLT_UK from Wales

3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Smooth beer, medium/light mouthfeel, grainy and slightly bready with classic Belgian esters.a good Quality solid beer but not outstanding. Purchased a bottle in Del Haize Belgium would buy this again but wouldn’t list it anywhere near my top 50
Mar 05, 2023
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
"Best by 5/17/24"; drank 2/14/23 @ the Yarchives.

Semi-opaque dull orange appearance; champagne bubbles throughout.

A slow pour yielded a nice, noisy eggshell head; nice lace.

Banana, clove & faint orange peel notes in the nose.

Creamy medium mouthfeel.

Clove, cream & banana flavors.

Mild & enjoyable. I'd have another!
Feb 17, 2023
 
Rated: 3.75 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

Dec 09, 2022
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