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Brugse Zot - Unfiltered | Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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3.86/5
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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 koopa on 05-10-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,200
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
42
pDev:
8.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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8
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Had on tap after the De Halve Mann brewery tour in Bruges. Nice blonde, slightly hazy appearance with good head retention. Smells of bananas and a bit of citrus. Spices come through slightly as well. Taste is crisp and refreshing. Not an abundance of flavors, but a solid sessionable blonde. Also would highly recommend the tour if you find yourself in Bruges!

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Drank on-tap at De Halve Maan Brewery, Brugge, Belgium
Served in a signature Brugse Zot stemmed glass

According to our tour guide, this unfiltered version of Brugse Zot is served only at the brewery.

Cloudy, yellowish-amber in appearance with a bubbly, two-finger head that faded to a lasting ring.

The nose was crisp and dry. Powdery and yeasty with notes of citrus and spice. Coriander was definitely noticeable.

The taste was similar to the aroma. Citrusy, crisp and dry up front. Somewhat spicy in the center. Wheaty. The finish was quite refreshing. Very dry with notes of citrus fruits and earthy, bittering hops.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied for the style with a lively, big bubbled effervescence. Somewhat creamy and frothy on the palate.

This is a light, refreshing and easy drinking brew. A perfect thirst quencher on a warm, Brugge afternoon.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at The Public House in La Jolla, where they describe this as an "unfiltered Belgian Blonde." Slight haze on the amber brew. Nice foam in the Brugse Zot tall chalice. Unusual aromatics that come through in the taste. Some kind of sweet bread with a funky note. Sprightly in the mouth with a medium body.

An interesting warm and grainy brew. This is not quite like anything else-- some perfumey flavors, popcorn, and a little weedy. Some hints of sourish fruit along with the sweet malty taste. Rather dry finish in the usual Belgian yeasty style.

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Poured from the tap into a branded chalice at De Halve Maan Brewery in Bruges. You can only get the unfiltered version here at the brewery.

A: A cloudy deep orange color with a 1.5 finger offwhite head with moderate retention.

S: Slightly hoppy character - floral with touches of light fruit. Some balancing malt in there, but subtle and faint. A slight toastiness.

T: Not my favorite, but not bad overall. The taste is subtle and slightly watery. Lemon rind and zest with some yeast and light fruits. Seems to almost lack any sort of backbone. Finish is long and slightly spicy.

Overall pretty unimpressive flavorwise, but very drinkable and a nice treat at the brewery itself. Better than the regular version.

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Poured on tap at the brewery.
Look: poured a golden straw color with a two finger foamy white head. Remarkably clear given it is unfiltered when served at the brewery.
Smell: a lot of coriander, with some bannana and yeast, and a bit of orange zest
Taste: unexpectedly bitter up front, fades to a biscuity malt with hints of spice and yeast on the back end
Mouthfeel: crisp and thin
Overall: pretty good, but overall underwhelming. Pretty one dimensionally bitter for a blonde.

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Brugse Zot - Unfiltered from Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 42 ratings
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