Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

BEER AVG
3.89/5
Huisbrouwerij De Halve MaanHuisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

Walplein 26
Brugge, 8000
Belgium

+32 50 44 42 22 | map
halvemaan.be

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BEER STATS
Beers:
10
Reviews:
670
Ratings:
2,333
PLACE STATS
Score:
84
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
98
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
11.96%
 
 
Taps:
4
Bottles/Cans:
4
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 45 | Ratings: 98
Reviews by moderndrunkard:
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3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

"Crowded"
"Boring"
"Full of old people"
and
"Touristy"

Those are the beginning of my notes on De Halve Maan brewery and tour. Once I got those out of my system, I began to settle down a bit.

As the other reviews note, these tours are pretty crowded. There's not much else to do in Bruges. But if you stick close to the tour guide, you'll be doing yourself a great favor. At the top of the building, there's a nice display of malts and other add-ins like coriander and orange peel, and the guide did a great job of describing their uses and effects. Some old hop vines were strung up around some wood beams added a nice touch.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and I talked to her about rauchbiers in Bamberg and Harpoon and Sam Adams. She mentioned how she had attended an american micro fest in Brussels, I think, and got to try some of their beers. She said she especially liked the Sam Cherry Wheat.

As for the beers, they were pretty uninspiring. The blond was bland for a belgian and I didn't take any particular note of the dark.

As an end note, Straffe Hendrik is no longer brewed here. The family sold the recipe to a company in 2002 and they brew it outside of Bruges. The sixth-generation brewing family tried to buy it back, but the company wouldn't sell it, so they invested about 400,000 € into brewing the new Bruges Zot.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of The_Bujon
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

Very relaxed venue, ideal stop for your first beverage on route from Bruges Station to the Grotemarket, I call in every time. Big open beer keller feel, but toasty warm. Only serving the beers they produce on site. Do the brewery tour if you have an hour.

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Photo of MattMorin
5/5  rDev +35.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of epyon396
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of parpalapelix
4/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Charvey02
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of MadScientist
4.07/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25

A shiny, modern brewery with a nice view of the water from the bar and restaurant. I arrived just as food service was ending but I'll make time for based on what I saw on the menu and on the tables of the other guests. Their beer selection is limited but exceptional. Service was slow.

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Photo of Euroglot
3.05/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of jkhara12
4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of aRedLetterLife
4.64/5  rDev +26.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of youbrewidrink
4.28/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Hard place to review!

Brewery tour was outstanding. The gift shop was nice. Food was good, beer was very good, service was excellent. Just too formal for me.

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Photo of BenBreeg
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of MichaelRCoryn
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 1

Photo of Sixpoint
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of srletend
3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Rifugium
1/5  rDev -72.8%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

What a disgrace. Walked a mile from my house to get lunch here when they opened. Sat at a table and waited 30 minutes, flagging down service, with absolutely no response. Fortunately I packed a sandwich for my daughter, so she sat with me and ate that while I sat there in vain without even a nod in my direction. So to hell with this place, the staff, and the beer which I didn't get to taste, but which I assume is just as terrible. Avoid this dump like the plague. A disgrace to Belgian breweries.

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Photo of spointon
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of jrfehon33
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of mozartandmadnes
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

Photo of ColSanders123
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of simoen
3.9/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

Photo of SmashPants
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of meganelizabeth86
5/5  rDev +35.9%

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan in Brugge, Belgium
3.89 out of 5 based on 2,333 ratings.
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