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Brewed by Brouwerij De Ranke
Style: Belgian Ale
Dottignies, Belgium

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common

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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2013 version: XX Bitter hops with Saison De Dottignies malts.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tsestah (16) - Quebec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
De Ranke font la XX Bitter, une bière avec une belle amertume et surtout faite à partir de fleurs de houblons séchées. Voici la soeurette faite à partir de houblon fraichement cueilli chez leur producteur local. Ceci dit, la robe est d’un doré clair, supportant un collet mince évanescent, donnant rien d’excitant. Au nez, il faut chercher; peut-être quelque chose du zest de pamplemousse, mais c’est loin. En bouche, rien d’extraordinaire, seulement une forte amertume peu équilibrée avec une potentielle saveur houblonnée. Une bière moyenne, mais d’un brasseur qu’on aime !

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Buongiorgio00 (748) - - FEB 9, 2014
Ottimo esemplare di belgian ale generosamente luppolata. Il gusto è ben equilibrato tra le note floreali ed erbacee dei luppoli, note fruttate ben definite, malto, lieviti belgi e un discreto amaro che stuzzica il palato. Anche il 2013 è celebrato a dovere!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (2768) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Tap at William K. Kurvi, Helsinki. Colour is deep orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, Belgian yeast, hops and malts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6184) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2014
Draught @ William K Kurvi, Helsinki. Pours a cloudy orange colour with a white lacy head. Aroma of dried apricot, citrus and caramel malts. Flavour of caramel, dried apricot, floral hops, yeast, fluor and grass. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Dry mouthfeel and a sweet fruity finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (4372) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Shaker glass: Medium sized sticky white foamy head on top of a hazy yellow to straw yellow to orange colored beer. Aromas of dust, puke, straw/hay, grapes, citrus, grains, marzipan, grapefruit and yeast. Flavours of bitters, herbs, plants, leaves, hay, grass, hops, yeast, grains, some metal, strong bitter, some malts and grapefruit. Aftertaste is herbal with bitters, plants, leaves, hops, grapefruit and hay. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied and a light creamy texture.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (2958) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2014
Bab 14 Pours dark yellow almost mo foam Smell is a bit of green hops Taste is bit bitter , green hops , bit aromatic hops , ok .

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2014
bottle, another De Ranke winner, goldenish pour, spicy, peppery, XXbitter bitterness, some fruity yeast. very nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11052) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2014
Hazy dark golden with a big white head. The aroma has lots of spicy and herbal hops, some spicy, yeasty notes, fruity notes and a touch of malt. Dry and hoppy flavour, with bready malt, and a lovely bitter finish

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mortlach (962) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 23, 2014
23/01/2014 Mad for Beer (tap). Dorata, acida, abbastanza limpida, schiuma bianca abbondante. Naso un po’ stanco e stantio, sentori di lieviti, luppolo, note erbacee, leggermente sporco, anche una puntina di metallico. In bocca è una belga con una luppolatura maggiore. Un po’ anonima e priva di carattere, spenta, forse anche non freschissima. Corpo medio, discreta beva, carbonazione elevata.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
culchiem (2479) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2014
Draught at Brewdock. Hazy yellow with a thin head. Aroma is yeast and hop. Flavor is medium bitter, yeast, citrus Hop on a light malt and pepper finish.


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