Brugse Zot

Zot Dubbel

Brugse Zot Dubbel is a dark brown beer, inclining towards ruby red. It is brewed with six special varieties of malt, which give the beer a rich and distinctive aroma. One can discover the scent of honey, almonds, chocolate & even brown sugar.

By using the Czech Saaz hop from Zatec, the beer has a complex pallet of roasted malts and a distinctive flavour. Brugse Zot Dubbel is known to leave a warm glow in the mouth with a bitter and hoppy finish leaning towards liquorice and even coffee roast.

Brugse Zot Dubbel can be paired with stews, different types of cheese and desserts prepared with bittersweet dark chocolate.

2017 – Australian Int. Beer Awards – AUS Silver

2014 – World Beer Awards – US Gold

2014 – Brussels Beer Challenge – B Gold

2015 – International Brewing Awards – UK Gold + trophy champion strong beer!

TECHNICAL SHEET

  • brown version of the brugse zot
  • 7.5%
  • 16.5° plato
  • high fermentation
  • 75 ebc

CONDITIONING

  • 33 cl & 20-litre kegs

SHELF LIFE

  • 2 years – kegs 1 year

SERVING TEMPERATURE

Zot Blond

Brugse Zot Blond is a golden blond beer with a rich foam collar and a fruity yet spicy bouquet. The beer is brewed with four different kinds of malt and two aromatic varieties of hop which give the beer its inimitable taste.

The palate is complex and tends towards a certain bitterness. Even hints of citrus can be discovered. Brugse Zot is a natural beer, born out of a selection of only the best ingredients. The refermentation in the bottle creates a longer natural preservability.

When it comes to food pairing, the beer is at its best when combined with fish and crustaceans, beef or desserts with red fruits.

2013 – World Beer Awards – US Gold

Europe’s best pale Belgian style blonde

2013 – Brussels Beer Challenge – B Gold

2014 – Australian Int. Beer Awards – AUS Gold

2016 – The Beer Awards – UK Silver 4 star

2017 – Brussels Beer Challenge – BE Certificate of Excellence 2017

TECHNICAL SHEET

  • A balanced beer with character
  • 6%
  • 13.5° plato
  • high fermentation
  • 13 ebc

CONDITIONING

  • 33 cl & 20-litre kegs

SHELF LIFE

  • 2 years – kegs 1 year

SERVING TEMPERATURE

Brugse Zot

The legend of the Brugse Zot

The story of the Brugse Zot dates back to the Middle Ages and the legend of Maximilian of Austria. After the death of his spouse Mary of Burgundy in 1482, Maximilian inherited the reign over the medieval Netherlands. Some of the Netherlander provinces were hostile tot Maximilian and this was no different in Bruges. The government of Maximilian was harsh and taxes were high, leading to public discontent.

When Maximilian visited Bruges in 1488, the people decided to revolt. They were able to imprison their monarch for over four months in Bruges. Out of vengeance, Maximilian imposed a prohibition to organise festivities and fairs. To calm him down, the people of Bruges decided to organise a celebration to honor Maximilian. Afterwards they asked him for permission to build a new mental hospital. Maximilian advised them to simply close the gates of Bruges, because the town was already filled with fools. 

Since that day the people of Bruges are known as ‘the fools of Bruges’ and this nickname is used several times in the town history. Brewery De Halve Maan found a cheeky way to remind the people of Bruges about their history and the named the town beer ‘Brugse Zot’.