Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Brugse Zot - Brouwerij de Halve Maan

Another one of my finds from Kris Wines N1, I first drank this a couple of months ago at an event held by the Belgian Embassy in a hotel at London's Victoria Docks. Good event that was aimed at promoting artisan Belgian food and beverage producers and there were a couple of other fine beers and much Chocolate and Cheese to my delight.

Interesting to read that Brouwerij de Halve Maan has come through and survived in this industry for six generation and the current owner (a family member) is only 30 years old. This fella has won young Flemish entrepreneur of the year in 2008 and last year he won the Golden Bridge Export Award for strong export sales to the UK. Quite Impressive! The brewery is actually in Bruges it self and is situated in the south of this beautiful city.

Pours a hazy thick pale golden colour with a good foamy head. The aroma is citrus fruit, sweet malts with spice. The taste which is high on carbonation has bananas, clove spice, acidic, citrus lemon and very metallic with a crisp bitterness that lingers for a while. I do like that metallic feel in this Belgian Ale.

My Rating:
Brugse Zot - Brouwerij de Halve Maan (6.0%) 7/10

Check out the company website for more info on this brewery or even better get over to Bruges it’s a great place


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