Brugse Zot Dubbel | Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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Brewed by:
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Belgium
halvemaan.be

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Lnedrive14 on 08-17-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
188
Reviews:
51
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
12.06%
 
 
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6
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59
For Trade:
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Photo of tfeliz49
1.59/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

...it was ok I was hoping for more...it was really hard to get past the clumps floating ...

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Photo of DanfromVan
2.31/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Must have gotten a bad bottle. Was very metallic with heavy chemical taste and a very bitter after flavour that I could not get rid of..

Will try again another time and hope for better

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Photo of vaughtex
2.52/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of deebo
2.88/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Had this a few times at restaurants/bars in Bruges where selection was limited and liked it fine so brought a bottle home to review. Bottle is marked lot A with a BB date of Sept 2015.

A-Poured into a chalice this is a lively brew, several fingers of a light tan head that slowly breaks down to a thin layer that laces the glass nicely. Looks fairly clear in the light with more of a reddish tint than most dubbels.

S-Herbal hops with a bit of spice is noticed which distinguishes it from the standard Belgian dubbel. More phenols than esters noticed, weak malt aroma.

T-This is a spicy dubbel, lacks the sweet dark fruit character and complexity of the traditional abbey dubbels. Only when the beer warms do any of the dried dark fruits that are trademarks of a dubbel start to appear but they still take a back seat to the spicy character of this beer.

M-Highly carbonated, weak in body. Definitely lacks the big malt bill of a good dubbel. A bit vapory which hits you with the alcohols.

O-This is a spicy, phenol forward dubbel, best consumed warm to get some complexity and drown out the herbal, spicy quality. Not a bad beer, just not the typical Belgian dubbel which I enjoy so much.

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Photo of stevoj
2.99/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

An average dubbel. Hazy, dark brown, with very thick foamy head. Light aroma of brown sugar, brown bread, and coriander. Taste is spicy , but overall mouthfeel is light, Spiciness leads to stinging on the palate. Meh.

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Photo of Tarks
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a clear light brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of candi sugar and light caramel notes is tamer than I was expecting. Taste is also a standard mix of candi sugar and light caramel malt notes. Body is lighter than expected with some good carbonation. Sub-standard example of the style.

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Photo of desint
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of BelgianBeerChef
3.01/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jrallen34
3.03/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank from a 11.2 oz bottle in Brugge at the brewery.

The head is big and white, and sticks around for awhile. There is some lacing, average at best.

It tastes ok, a hint of caramel.

This is much better than the Zot blonde, but not a great Belgian beer by any means.

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Photo of DARIVA
3.03/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Light cherry red and cloudy beer with a reasonable head.

S: Slightly medicated smell.

T: I recognized the taste of some of toffee.

M: Slight tingling feeling and a lot of foam.

O: Easily drinkable but too little body, has expected more from this beer.

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Photo of Dannyamrish
3.07/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zet
3.17/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rostencrantz
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of ErwinGS
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.26/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bueschen
3.29/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a couple of glasses at the brewery on a recent trip to Brugge.

A - Pours with a nice 2 inch head. Medium lacing. This beer has a deep, rich, dark, red color.

S - fairly strong yeast smell.

T - Semi bitter with a bit of yeast taste to finish.

M - Well carbonated (perhaps a bit much?) Lively mouth feel.

D - Despite the strong notes of yeast it is a nice beer. It's not overly thick or sweet. Overall it was enjoyable but I think it could be improved.

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Photo of Pletser
3.35/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Sept 2014, so a little out of date. Acquired ages ago from a Belgian supermarket while on a trip. I hope it's alright....

A: Poured into a tulip. Bottle conditioned. A deep, hazy reddish-brown hue with some chunky floating sediment and medium carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy beige foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a patchy surface layer.

S: Aroma of sweet, fruity malt with hints of prunes, dried fruit, brown sugar, mild molasses, stewed leaves and faint earthy yeast. A touch of cardboard. Pretty good.

T: Tastes of fruity malt with a lingering yeasty finish. Notes of dried fruit, brown sugar, faint roasted grain, mild molasses, stewed leaves, earthy yeast and harsh cardboard. Slightly sweet, followed by a subtle bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with effervescent carbonation and decent body. Lightly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of vague fruity malt, stewed leaves and cardboard.

O: It's OK; a tad lacking in depth for the style. Looks alright, while the aroma and flavour are predominantly fruity malt and stewed leaf notes. Acceptable body. It could do with a character boost to make it stand out from its peers - goes down OK but otherwise unexceptional. Worth sampling if you come across it.

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Photo of -DF-
3.41/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smcolw
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep brown with a good starting head. Light does shine through although not enough to determine the clarity. No lace and the head settles to a single layer of bubbles

More alcohol is registering on this one versus their "regular". Less interesting as this masks any other aromas--like the darker malts. I cannot find any hops.

Quite sweet, but the alcohol is still the strongest element to the beer. Good mouthfeel--on the richer side. Good carbonation. Overall, probably would taste better on a cooler day (today is 90+).

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Photo of amano_h
3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EPICAC
3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this at the brewery in Brugge.

Appearance: Pours a clear ruby-brown with a thick, brown head that fades to a quarter-inch layer leaving thick lace.

Smell: Some roasty malt, pepper, graininess and alcohol.

Taste: Toasty malts, light fruity sweetness with a roasty finish. Alcohol is evident, but subdued.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied, a tad watery, moderate carbonation with a dry finish.

Drinkability: Good, but not a lot going on.

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Photo of Antiantianti
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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