Brugse Bok | Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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Brugse BokBrugse Bok

Brewed by:
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by ViveLaChouffe on 10-30-2008

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 25
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Photo of Jason
3.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle at the brewery.

Dark orange amber, good lacing.

Caramel, toasted bread, yeast, dried fruit, hint of alcohol and spice in the nose.

On the dry side, fresh toasted malt, hint of herbal hop, spicy alcohol, nutty yeast and a little figgy in the finish.

A good sip, great to run into these bocks in the fall ... A departure from other seasonals.

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Photo of fionn13
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

21st Oct 2012: Cafe De Grendelpoort in Valkenburg, on-tap, along with a host of others in a ’Bok Fest’.

Had this before in bottle form.

Lighter than I remember the bottle: this poured a mid-brown colour with a tan head on top.

The aroma is still that sweet caramel and maltiness and again those smells follow on into the taste: this is a sweet brew and although I enjoyed it I thought the body depth and the overall flavours on the thin side for a Bok.

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Photo of Jelle
4.16/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of Antiantianti
3.28/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Euroglot
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of rvdoorn
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this beer in the Vlaamsche Reus in Wageningen.

Poured into an original Brugse Zot glass. The beer pours a dark brown reddish color, with a nice thick bit beige-colored head.

Smell: caramel malt nose, yeast, some hints of flowery hops, and some cherry sourness.

Taste: Metallic, sweet malts (caramel again), some sourness. Some well hidden dark fruits. Finish is a bit dry and hoppy.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, slightly watery, medium carbonation

Overall: Too watery, a bit unbalanced. Not as good as the regular Brugse Zot.

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Photo of yaron73
4.03/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bottle from Supermarket in Brussels.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.61/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had a 0.33l serving of this on tap (for €3.25) during a 30SEP11 visit to 't Brugs Beertje.

My glass contained a clear, deep chestnut liquid, topped by a rocky, light beige head. Some carbo was visible within, and the lacing was decent in the glass. Aroma was malty sweet, with some caramel plus a bit of bitter hops. The body was medium, and the bier itself was quite smooth on the tongue.

Flavor had light sweetness, with a touch of caramel. There was lots of bitterness present, though the sweetness was still evident. Roasted choco notes had a big part in the flavor composition, and tended to make this seem more like a Munich Dunkel than a Bock. Still pretty good, but much too bitter and not enough maltiness. Prosit!!

3.6 rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5


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Photo of PapaEugene
2.98/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Finally, the last Bock beer bottle in my fridge (besides de ijsbok that is waiting for the next tasting with rvdoorn).

A: Nice brown/amber color with a 2 finger thick head.

S: Roasted malts, caramel, yeast and a nasty vedgetable smell in the background.

T: I think a diluted westmalle best describes this beer for me.

M: Medium carbonation, light body and a nice dry creamy finish.

D: Not bad. More a dubbel than a bock to me.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of samEBC
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Zet
3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown orange colour with a decent head of foam. Smell of caramel, yeast and malt. These flavours return in the taste, accompanied by fruity esters (pear, peach). The caramel sweetness tends to dominate: hop bitterness is only present in the aftertaste. It's a shame the carbonation seems to cover flavour though. Also a bit (not much) on the watery side and a bit stingy on the tongue (carbonation again). Due to the yeasty character and overall sweetness, this tastes more like a dubbel than a bock to me.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikehillman
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of DrewLikesBeer
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of bird_soul
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rekel
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of benfons
3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark hazy red brown colour, with a big head that stays. There seemed to be alot of debris.

S: Nuits, caramel and some hops.

T: Caramel and nuts are there again. But the flavours are very thin.

M/D: It's a very watery beer, hardly any carbonation. Alcohol level is fine.

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Photo of rderedin
3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BJSmit
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of ViveLaChouffe
3.72/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled this new beer at Cambrinus in Brugge

A very clear nutty brown in the glass, frothy khaki head. No real lacing to speak of. Smells of lightly roasty caramel malt.

Nutty caramel malt in the mouth with just a hint of noble hops. Bready but very much a straightforward, traditional tasting bock beer. Lightly sticky body but with a crisp finish. Some nutty malt in the aftertaste and just a but of noble hops. Perhaps a bit more hops than you would expect in a bock beer but otherwise very true to the German style. Tasty stuff and quite drinkable. Worth a try, especially if you find it in Brugge.

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Photo of Carpetsmoker
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Brugse Bok from Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
3.46 out of 5 based on 25 ratings.
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