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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by paterlodie on 08-04-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
473
Reviews:
178
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
13.15%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
100
For Trade:
0
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Photo of gregcordle
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackVeg
3.34/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of parpalapelix
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Malt_Man
3.98/5  rDev +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 +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WDJersey
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbfarris
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a lightly hazy medium golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate honey orange highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a medium to large sized finger thick cap in the center of the glass surrounded by a large patch of mottled thick film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of pale malts, candi sugar sweetness, and spicy Belgian yeast.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of pale and bready malts with a light to moderate amount of candi sugar sweetness. That is followed by some light flavors of light fruits (apple, pear, and white grape). Finally there is a slightly stronger than moderate flavor of spicy Belgian yeast which lingers through the finish. No perceptible hops flavors.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly heavier than moderate amounts of dryness.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and enough complexity in the flavor to keep me interested. Slightly lacking in the aroma but with a great dry mouthfeel.

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Photo of wonothesane42
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NilocRellim
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a vibrant, hazy orange colour. Smells light, fruity, like a rich Belgian session/sour. Tastes a lot lighter than it smells; slightly fruity malty, light bodied, like a light saison.

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Photo of chrisroarshack
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of eric5bellies
3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Beginner2
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well put together.
Good looking. Fruity. Malty. Spicy. All making their debut on-time.
And in what some call "The Venice of the North" a splendid canal town and how I will picture Flanders. (I'm very sorry that De Halve Maan was closed on Sunday... just have to find an excuse to get back there.)

Listed as one of the "1001 Beers" it deserves to be on the list.
MJ's "Great Beers of Belgium" says why: "a fruity palate, reminiscent of peach sorbet and a light, appetizing dryness in the finish."
Roger Protz' "300 More Beers To Try Before You Die!" also reviewed this, but his are too long to quote.

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Photo of igl
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Preston
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Zet
3.32/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice blonde colour with lively carbonation and a thick and steady soapy head. Smell of hops and malts, a bit grassy. Taste follows with the same flavours, a bit dull, esters seem to be absent. Finish is dry with some hoppy bitterness. It is quite refreshing and easy to drink. One of the most easily available belgian beers in Holland, together with Duvel, Westmalle and Leffe. I undertand its appeal, especially due to its freshness, but i prefer my beers a bit more complex. Won't disappoint as a session drink on a hot summer day though.

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Photo of emerge077
3.34/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dunkelnacht
4.29/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of D-HopSupreme
4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A nice blonde coloured beer with a fair deal of head, with a nice citrus/malt oriented scent as well as a generally crisp taste and feel. An awesome beer, would drink again if I could get it at a lower price. I would still pay slightly above average international price for this however.

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Photo of Living
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Great taste, but the feel is too much bubbles...

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.87/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of huber4vg
4.74/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this beer in the Belgian town of Brugse, where it is brewed. Will always remind me of this town and of eating ribs at De Hobbit. U.S. purchased bottles faintly remind me of the original beer, but just don't taste the same.
A-Clear Golden amber color with a foamy head.
S-Pleasant citrus/orange aroma, balanced and inviting. Slight hops aroma.
T-Great taste, not bitter and the hops dose not dominate. There is a subtle spiciness that adds to the refreshing character of the beer.
M-Champagne feel on the tongue. Full and round feel, all taste areas stimulated.
Overall-Great beer from the first sip. Best enjoyed outside in the fresh air.

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Brugse Zot from Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
3.65 out of 5 based on 473 ratings.
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