Brugse Zot | Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Belgium
halvemaan.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by paterlodie on 08-04-2005

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Ranking:
#32,924
Reviews:
182
Ratings:
491
pDev:
12.74%
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Ratings: 491 |  Reviews: 182
Photo of The_Bujon
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
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 +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of danflux
3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zscooter
4.47/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AleSan
3.39/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ryan_DelMastro
4.83/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
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 +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emincems
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of 54V4G3
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DbbC
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattMorin
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.58/5  rDev -3%
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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Photo of delta490
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It was a deep clear gold with a smattering of creamy white head. It leaves big sheets of sticky lacing. The aroma is great, with both sweet grains and green fruit. The tast is malty sweet with just a hint of earthy hops. It has a lighter body with a crisp carbonated finish.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qrazvan
3.42/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SebTBL
3.07/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of gregcordle
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackVeg
3.39/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of parpalapelix
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Malt_Man
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served at cellar temperature from 330ml bottle into Stella Artois flute (hey, its kind of Belgian!).

L) Colour is pale lager yellow, very hazy, many quickly rising bubbles. Very fluffy pure white head, took ages to pour.

S) Zesty Belgian yeast, reminiscent of a fresh hefeweizen. HInts of orange peel. Smells very good.

T) Quite sweet - reminiscent of orange cordial, the Belgian yeast flavour is right there too to balance. Hop bitterness is light but certainly contributes to the overall balance.

F) Very easy drinking. Carbonation not as strong as it looks, but is lively enough to contribute to the mouthfeel. Clean aftertaste.

O) Very nice, easy drinking Belgian light ale - enjoyed it. Doesn't have the complexity of e.g., Derium Tremens but I truly don't believe that detracts from the enjoyment. Recommended.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Brugse Zot from Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 491 ratings