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De Ranke XX Bitter

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


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RATINGS: 1228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ulysse (199) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2015
Aroma of Belgian white beer. Unpleasant middle taste of something that’s either strange hop or bacterial infection. Bitter aftertaste. By far not the bitterest beer I’ve had.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
florent.janssens (135) - - JAN 23, 2015
Elle usurpe un peu son nom, son amertume arrive en arrière goût et est moins puissant que la majorité des IPA. Un très léger goût de blanche.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AGCostaNeves (23) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 16, 2015
By pouring in tulip noticed a beautiful golden color and slightly cloudy with a white foam, dense, medium and persistent training. Very beautiful in the tulip. I noticed a most remarkable aroma of hops used, with beautiful herbal notes and yeast in this bitter and a subtle floral aroma and condiments. Interesting. Taking by its name, a Bitter such perceptions do not fit the style, if this is her style. However, I believe this beautiful beer is pulling slightly to the Belgian lands. The flavor is mild predominantly bitter with little malt of this feeling, which is roasted. The subtle bitterness is citrus, making it very pleasant. I could clearly notice slight sour notes with the presence of spices. Its aftertaste is slightly sour, bitter, but very soft. A beer with a velvety texture medium-low and medium body carbonation. With a high drinkability shown very light and refreshing. Honestly this is a beautiful beer distinctive style, befitting the great Belgian hopped. Great for summer in Rio de Janeiro!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (330) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2015
Really dry, really bitter, and really carbonated. Big soapy head. Nice light gold colour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (942) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Gold pour some creamy white head. Aroma gold powdery honey barley, apples, black currants. Tastes peppery slight aspartame sweetness, resinous bitter. One of the more hoppy belgians. Still balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cunningham (4991) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2015
Hazy golden color with a fine white head. Citric hoppy, herbal and fruity aroma. What a delicious taste in that little bottle. Citric hoppy, fruity, some yeast and a nice sweet malty background. Wonderful!
[Bottle from Bert’s Bierhuis in Utrecht, Netherlands]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoplover66 (26) - SPAIN - JAN 5, 2015
Color ámbar claro turbio. El aroma es el típico de la levadura belga. Sabor a malta, levadura y en menor medida lúpulos. El final es seco y amargo. Cuerpo ligero, carbonatación media. Refrescante.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1832) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
750ml bottle. Beermerchants.com. Hazy, dark yellow. Bubbly, white head, with a glossy top. Aroma is pale, grainy malts. Belgian yeast. Lemon zest. Green hop. Taste is dry, turning full on, zesty bitter. Crisp, fresh palate. Some oiliness. Finishes a little dry, and long, herby bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hkrivera (146) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - DEC 23, 2014
A rare gem. Bitter and dry, never tasted a Belgian beer like this. The mouth feel finish extra dry. Goes excellent with a B52 shot! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1208) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
330ml bottle from favourite beer, Cheltenham. And day 23 of my beer advent Calander. Hazy pale gold, with foamy white head. Aroma has fruit, yeast and malt. The taste has malt, herbs, with a bitter finish.

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