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De Ranke XX Bitter

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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
XX Bitter or Extra Extra Bitter is a blond, bitter ale containing 6.2% vol. Alc. It’s famous for it’s very bitter and strong flavour. XX is being made with pale pilsner malt and loads of Brewers Gold and Hallertau hop flowers. A perfect combination that has been nationally and internationally praised. This ale has been a real trendsetter for the current comeback of bitter ales in Belgium.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremyh70 (772) - Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Pours a hazy golden yellow with a white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma is slightly sweet with light fruit, some herbal hops and a hint of plastic. Taste is moderately bitter with some herbal and earthy hops, peach and pear nectar, Pilsner malt and slight plastic from the Belgian yeast. Finishes with some bitterness and a hint of the plastic taste. Mouthfeel is crisp with a light body and medium/high carbonation. A decent bitter but not very complex.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Yingwait (60) - Taipei, TAIWAN - NOV 29, 2014
非常清爽的苦&#

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
guiroul33 (110) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle 33cl from Malting Pot, @ home. Golden blond color, Nice white foam. Aroma of Belgian yeast, bread, grape. Taste is bitter. A very good refreshing beer.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClaudeB04 (169) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 29, 2014
Clear yellow beer, small white head. Bitter, fruity, long finish. Medium carbonation. Good beer

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baramba (205) - ITALY - NOV 27, 2014
33 cl bottle. Hazy amber with huge frothy white head. Hoppy and malty aroma, notes of pepper, tangerine, exotic fruits. Sweet taste with a very long bitter finish. One of the best

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sebilinz (603) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle. Thanks to Fonefan. Hazy orange body with white head. Aroma is fruity with some yeast and some malts. Taste is malts with herbs. Aftertaste is mostly bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABS (552) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Golden with medium amount of white head. Pepper, honeydew melon, light hop and malt flavour. Quite bitter. Lingering taste. Lots of carbonation. Medium to light body. Refreshing beer. Safe beer, not to over the top in any way, in a good way.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AbouAli (88) - Genève, SWITZERLAND - NOV 14, 2014
bonne bière avec une belle amertume avec une mousse correcte et surtout un goût de houblon cône belge De ranke power !

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
downside_up (13) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 13, 2014
Mind blowing hops, intense aroma. An amazing ale that can convert those scared of IBU’s.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1553) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle->Trappist. Cloudy medium gold with big frothy white head. A: Belgian yeast, coriander, lemon zest, herbs. T: citrus and floral hops, Belgian yeast, herbs. Much more bitter hops than usual Belgian (hence the name, apparently). Good.


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