Brugse Zot Dubbel
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Ranked #54
Ranked #20,924
3.8 | pDev: 11.05%
Saturday at 04:11 AM
Aug 17, 2006
Very Good
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Rated by Ubrewty

3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Reddish dark brown and opaque, generous white head. Mild aromas. Malty taste. Light mouthfeel. Overall great tasting.
Saturday at 04:11 AM
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from draft at a restaurant in Bruges. Pours dark brown with light head. The nose was fairly subtle. Toffee, malts, raisins. The taste was also fairly subtle. Follows the nose. Toffee, malts, wheat, raisins, plums, and bread. Mouthfeel was fairly light. Overall, a pretty good dubbel.
Jun 25, 2022
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Reviewed by jonmikel from Spain

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Drunk at bar in Canalejas galleries in Madrid (Spain). Regular size bottle poured into a glass.

Look: Pours a dark reddish brown with soft, small and fine head.

Smell: malty smell and a bit sweet and yeasty. Dried fruit, brown bread, brown sugar, leather and some toffee.

Taste: soft and malty with fine notes of yeast and esters. Dried fruit, brown bread and leather with a slight metallic tinge and a bit of bitterness.

Feel is medium and smooth with carbonation.

Overall, a really nice dubbel.
Jun 13, 2022
Rated: 3.23 by lhwjanssen from Netherlands

Apr 03, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 18, 2022
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Jan 20, 2022
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours medium cloudy brown with a huge tan head. Candi sugar, dark fruits, toffee, and light chocolate make up the nose anchored by belgian yeast. Taste focuses on the fig, plum, and date in particular with the candi sugar, estery yeast and a kiss of booze cut the sweetness a little. Feel is light and more so thinner, but smooth and has a somewhat airy crispness in the finish.
Jan 12, 2022
Rated: 4.03 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Jul 21, 2021
Rated: 3.9 by PhilStout from England

Jul 11, 2021
Rated: 4.05 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation

Mar 03, 2021
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a dark reddish brown with soft, fine head.

Smell is malty and a bit sweet and yeasty. Notes of dried fruit, brown bread, brown sugar, leather and some toffee.

Taste is soft and malty with fine notes of yeast and esters. Dried fruit, brown bread and leather with a slight metallic tinge and a bit of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium and smooth with frothy carbonation.

Overall, a really nice dubbel, slightly let down by the metallic hint.
Jan 16, 2021
Rated: 3.27 by DvdP from Netherlands

Dec 08, 2020
Rated: 3.86 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Nov 25, 2020
Rated: 4.17 by DylanBrkhff from Netherlands

Nov 01, 2020
Rated: 3.72 by arzt from Germany

Jul 17, 2020
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottled and I am presuming bottle conditioned otherwise I threw the last tablespoon away in vain
Pours a dark brown body with good off white head
Aroma is molasses
Some dark plum in the flavour
Jul 08, 2020
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Reviewed by misteil from Ireland

3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
look: big creamy smooth off white almost tan coloured head on the pour, pretty good retention, lots of lacing, beer is a dark ruby red in colour, plenty of little lovely bubbles flowing up the glass, very pretty beer.

smell: smells great, lots of smokey sweet smelling malt, some vanilla, peaty, irish whiskey, spicey, coriander, orange peel, banana, lemon zest, cognac, alcohol is definitely noticeable, maybe some sweet dark fruit, plum and fig, should be mentioned that it isn’t overly aromatic but it does smell most inviting.

taste: great beer, lots of smokey and sweet flavours coming from the malt, some caramel, lots of spice, banana, coriander, lemon zest, cognac, a good hit of bitterness on the finish although the finish is maybe a touch metallic, although the smokey flavours linger which i like a lot. it’s quite a drinkable dubbel indeed.

feel: medium bodied, highly carbonated, creamy, maybe a bit thin, nice bit of warming from the alcohol.

overall: a reserved dubbel, but still a very pleasant beer, if it just had a bit more body it would raise its quality to excellent, although it’s still very good.
Jun 01, 2020
Rated: 3.81 by Beerasaurus from Virginia

Apr 09, 2020
Rated: 4.14 by NightINgale from Russian Federation

Feb 22, 2020
Rated: 4 by dannycohen62 from Illinois

Nov 13, 2019
Rated: 4 by gr8fulbeerhead from California

Jul 01, 2019
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a cloudy, dark mahogany coloration that turns amber when held up to the light and a large, fluffy head. Smell is a little subdued, with only faint bready, caramel malt and muddled estery fruit/spice coming through. Taste is dominated by bready, caramel malt, muscovado sugar and dark fruits: raisin, fig, date, as well as lighter notes of red fruit: redcurrant and estery yeast notes of banana, apple and clove. Finishes quite sweet, with some caramel malt, muscovado sugar and lighter fruity notes lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

This immediately comes across a lot more sweet than Westmalle, with a distinct muscovado sugar note. It's also somewhat more fruity, which further adds to the sweetness, unfortunately, and generally feels less complex and well-balanced, with a slightly thinner mouthfeel as well. It's all right, but too sweet for my personal and just can't compete with the balance and complexity of Westmalle. It also turns more boozy as it warms.
Jun 15, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by pjh36 from District of Columbia

Apr 21, 2019
Rated: 4.03 by NastyNorseman from New York

Mar 08, 2019
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Reviewed by elnachooo from Spain

3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Cerveza de cuerpo y carbonatación media. Aroma tostado y también a malta. En boca tiene un sabor ligeramente amargo, pero agradable, además de unas notas de café. Refrescante y bebible.
Feb 28, 2019
Rated: 3.99 by Eltrandos from France

Feb 16, 2019
Rated: 3.48 by FrankCazabon from Trinidad & Tobago

Sep 27, 2018
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Reviewed by flyingpig from Scotland

3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
33cl on-tap at the brewery (€3.80):
Floral & quite hoppy throughout, the beer kicked off with more sweet malts & caramel than expected but was balanced out thanks to some touches of sourness & cherry alongside some background fruits that included apple. It was a pleasant & refreshing beer to sip away at without being overly complex & it's one I'd happy have again but at the same time not one I'd rush back too straight away.
Jun 14, 2018
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Reviewed by The_Bujon from Ireland

3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A slightly rare bird is the Brugse Zot Dubbel.

Deep Amber body, more like a rouge, topped with a huge iceberg of a head, towers above the rim of the Brugse Zot glass just begging for a chocolate flake sticking into it!

Aroma is typically a touch on the sour side, yeasty notes.

Taste is a grower, first mouthful felt a little harsh, but by the second swig the malty flavours flood through, sharp at the finish.

Feel is a little watery as most dubbel's seem to be, with the exception of the leading contenders. Leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste, not a smooth beverage despite it's appearance.

Overall, this is solid, but there are better options in this category in my opinion.
Apr 13, 2018
Rated: 3.68 by Pohr10 from Luxembourg

Mar 03, 2018
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Reviewed by gudthing from England

3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pour nicely, a nice thick head. Cloudy yellow, looks great!

Smell is caramel and hops and a little metally.

Taste is caramel, brown sugar with a nice balanced bitter blend, its dry and smooth, very easy going.

Its medium carbonation with a nice medium body.

A typical Belgian beer, its good all rounder, could drink all day!

Hb 3
Mar 02, 2018
Rated: 3.47 by Ichoosefiction from Belgium

Dec 31, 2017
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Reviewed by AAG from New York

3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
At the de Halve Maan in Bruges, Belgium: “the only tavern where you can taste the Brugse Zot straight from the lager tank, unfiltered.” Incredible beer, spicy, rich, great lacing, malty. Great one!
Dec 29, 2017
Rated: 3.69 by Rhettroactive from Virginia

Dec 22, 2017
Rated: 3.36 by dandy14 from Brazil

Nov 10, 2017
Rated: 2.91 by GentleKnight1 from Illinois

Nov 08, 2017
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Bought from the Metro grocery store in Ankara, Turkey; which carries more 'alt vs the same old local stuff' lines than anywhere else I know of. BB 10-Mar-18. Cost TL13.25 = US$3.60, Euro3.05, GBP2.70. Expensive, but a treat.
L - Very deep clear chestnut red. It's been in the fridge weeks, and poured into a clean glass, but is livelier that expected, and had to be poured very slowly. The head is pale caramel in colour, and is reducing to lacing markedly slowly.
S - Rich and toasted malts, with some leathery wood. You can't quite 'smell the alcohol' but my nose tells me to expect something with muscle.
T - Interesting! Toasty malts, complex woody notes, and leaving a distinct alcohol tang, finally into a refreshing dryness. After half a bottle I notice a sweetish end-note too, and have taken a 1/4pt off my original Taste rating as to me it's a little intrusive.
M - Nice combo of heft without being a sledgehammer, so it's solid but also quite dry and hence is refreshing.
O - This for me is something of a pricier 'session starter' to buy and enjoy on a clean palette. I don't think I would want to have more than one or two at a go. It's just a little too rich, to my dryer taste, for me to rate it higher. But at least it's good and interesting, and it'll take the edge of the blaaah local beers we move on to later this evening.
Oct 23, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by AGust82 from Connecticut

Oct 15, 2017
Rated: 3.01 by BelgianBeerChef from Romania

Jul 12, 2017
Rated: 4.02 by Spezz from California

Jun 02, 2017
Brugse Zot Dubbel from Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
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