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Brugse Zot Glass from the Brewery Halve Mann

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Item Number: Brugse Zot Glass
Brugse Zot glass from the Brewery Halve Mann

"Brugse Zot" is a flemish pharse which translates to "Brugse Fool".  The name dates back centuries, as the people of Bruges have been known to their Flemish neighbors, as “Bruges Fools”. 
The name originated when Emperor Maximilian of Austria was staying in Bruges at the end of the  end of the 15th century to watch the famous yearly Holy Blood Procession. He was approached by the citizens of Bruges to sponsor the creation of a ‘fools house’, an institution for mental illness. The emperor responded’ “Just close the city gates. Bruges is one big fools’ house!” He was referring to the procession in which the burghers of Bruges were seen dancing, jumping and fooling around.  Thus...Brugse Zot.
 
The beer itself is Pale blond ale, crowned with a white head, blooms with a fruity pronounced aroma, hints of lemon, and hits the palate with a refreshing dryness, embellished by hints of spices and orange, balanced by an underlying faint malty sweetness. This is one of the lighter Pale golden ales with an alcohol content of 6 %. The beer finishes with a short, fruity taste that somewhat sticks to the palate. 

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Brugse Zot Glass
Brugse Zot Glass