Brugse Zot - Unfiltered | Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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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 koopa on 05-10-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
42
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
8.66%
 
 
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1
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3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

On tap at the De Halve Mann brewery tour in Bruges. Hazy dark yellow color with good head retention. Tastes of bananas and a bit of citrus. Spices and bready malts/yeast.

Crisp, clean, and a nice change up from lambic.

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Photo of mactrail
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of barczar
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's a hazy golden beer, almost murky. Aroma is filled with pear, candi sugar, coriander, and bruised apple. Flavor reveals more citrus underpinnings, pear dominance, clove, and a bready malt backbone that dries out the peppery finish. Mineral and metallic notes surface late. More bready than some, and with plenty of alcohol warmth that's slightly overwhelming.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of koopa
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This unfiltered version is only available at the brewery.
Consumed at De Halve Maan brewery in Brugges on 4/24/10.

From notes....

Appearance: Hazy pale wheat blond with a light orange sun burst in the center. The crown is 2 fingers, white, shows little retention and some light lace.

Smell: Slight coriander meets pale malt over a wheat like base.

Taste: Same as nose with slight bubblegum note as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, light, refreshing, simple.

Drinkability: Outstanding.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Foley67
4.29/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BucBasil
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This Belgian pale ale pours a dark golden color with a medium foamy white head. It is highly carbonated and obviously unfiltered with somewhat large floaties. The smell is very malty and yeasty with a slight hint of citrus, possibly orange. The taste is somewhat sweet, a little fruity, and quite complex. There is definite flavors of honey and some nice malts, orange, lemon, bananas, clove, and possibly some other things. I definitely enjoy the flavor, but the extra-large sediment is really kind of off putting. If I were to drink it again I would probably strain it first.

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Brugse Zot - Unfiltered from Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
3.81 out of 5 based on 42 ratings.
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