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


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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fantti (698) - FINLAND - JAN 15, 2014
Hana @ Leskinen. Kaatuu lasiin oranssinkultaisena ja lievästi sameana, vaahto on niukka ja katoava. Haju on pääasiassa hyvin trooppisen hedelmäinen ja sitruksinen, mutta mukana on myös belgihiivaista mausteisuutta, hieman ylikypsää hedelmää ja jonkinlaista makeaa keksisyyttä. Maku on jämäkän sitruksinen ja puinen, havuakin on joukossa ja jonkinlaista ruohisuutta sekä keksiä. Alussa tuntuu myös hieman makeaa rasvaisuutta. Suutuntuma on alkuun jopa yllättävän makea, mutta kuivuu salamannopeasti. Katkero kantaa hyvin, muttei ole liian ärhäkkä. Monipuolinen belgiale, jossa humalointi on pääosassa, kuten nimestä sopii olettaa. Alkumaku on hieman karhea, mutta muuten tämä on kyllä hieno olut.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16584) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy finish with yeasty hints.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esox (1038) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 12, 2014
Draught. Pale amber, slightly hazy beer with a thin head. Really fresh aroma has floral hops, green grapes and phenolic yeast notes. Somehow vinous aroma. Dry, crisp matiness leading into bitter finish. Full of fresh fruit nectars. Frothy, crisp texture with biting bitterness. Really enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (2865) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2014
31-DEC-2013, bottle @Morten. Hazy orange with huge White head. Aroma is fruit, yeast, and orange peel. Taset the same. Thin body, soft carbonation. Refreshing and fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8036) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle. Hazy gold with a white foam. Aromas are biscuit with minerals and lemon. Yeasty with oranges and hints of pineapple. Leafy pine with floral notes. Flavours are bittersweet lemon with green notes and a nice leafiness. Nutty lager like malts with some peachiness. Spritzy yeast on the palate with a lightly fruity bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ekstedt (5405) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2013
Bottle (75 cl) from Etre Gourmet. Almost clear golden, with medium white head. Hoppy and phenolic aroma with herbs and some peppery notes. Light to medium bodied, high carbonation. Dry with firm bitterness. Very much like the ordinary XX Bitter but with a darker colour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13803) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle @ Vinoble Dalumvej, Odense. Pours hazy golden with a small creamy head. Lots of yeast and green herbal hops. Estery. Quite conservative and disappointing. Full bodied

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2013
Draft. A hazy dark golden beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, hops, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, malt, and citrusy hops, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4544) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2013
(Keg at Pikkulintu, 20131208) The beer poured golden and hazy. Its head was small and white. Aroma had fruitiness, Belgian style yeast, spiciness and ripe tangerine. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were spices, fruitiness, Belgian style yeast, grassy hops, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste had Belgian style yeast, spices and suprisingly acrid bitterness. The beer was very nice until the acrid finish hit my tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (3724) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Draught @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki

Pours orange with a smooth foamy head. Aroma of hops, grass, lemon, malts and earthy notes. Taste is smooth, hoppy and grassy with hints of lemon, yeast, earthy notes and saison notes. Finish is smooth, malty and grassy with hops, yeast and earthy notes. Quite nicely hopped and tasty Belgian IPA/saison hybrid.

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