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

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common

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common

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RATINGS: 70   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SimonTja (276) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
Hazy yellow, big head. Aroma of belgian yeast, bubblegum, fruit esters. Tastes quite bland, some grain, a bit off taste of cooked vegetables, and the only hop input is some sort of herbal lemon peel and offputting faint bitterness. Very dry and light body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamTheBarrel (461) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
750ml green bottle, poured into a Duvel tulip glass. Appearance is cloudy orange with a large beige head, that reduced slowly leaving lacing. Aroma of lemon peels, pears and a hint of banana. Flavours of lemon peels, herbs, pears, spices, a hint of caramel and banana. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium-light bodied, soft texture and average carbonation. Overall a great beer with flavours you would expect from a Belgian Ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1442) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours light hazy amber with a nice dense white head. Aroma is grass, hay, orange, light banana and spices. Taste is medium sweet malt with a rounded bitterness, a grassy bitter finish with a light spicy touch. Smooth medium body with sot carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13844) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
On tap at Tap East Stratford. Clear gold amber colour lasting white head. Certainly hoppy. I mean really hoppy. Pretty drinkable but a little bit of water in the mouth. Good

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 (779) - - 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 (2897) - 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 (6343) - 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 (4539) - 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 (3458) - 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 .


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