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

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RATINGS: 1166   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (1410) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle. Clear orange with a large off white head. Dusty, flowers, dry grass, herbal, barnyard, bark, light citrus, bread. Medium body, oily/soft texture, medium carbonation, light sweetness, medium bitter. Long hoppy finish. Very well balanced and drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6136) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Keg at Six Deg North. It pours hazy golden with a small white head. The nose is earth, toast, apricot, peach, yoghurt, barnyard, hay and spice. The taste is bitter, earthy, must, spice, apricot yoghurt, candied peel, hay and dirt with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1073) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2014
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (1835) - SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2014
Pours clear golden with medium tall frothy white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, light citrus, some tropical fruit, wheat. Taste is medium bitter with a slightly funky and honey intense sweet finish. Light to medium, creamy body with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (756) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2014
@ Havregatan. Bottle (750 ml) from Systembolaget (65:-). Hoppy and fruity with yeasty notes, some spicy notes as well, grass, heavy bitter, medium body and oily texture. Aftertaste is dry and bitter with yeasty notes.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdobbs (331) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
Golden, hazy color, white airy head. Nose: distinct malts in the nose, some yeast in the back. Taste: malts, hops, some hidden citrus. MF: Great hop bitterness, very balanced, long strecht, average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_est_deus (575) - örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014
Lite dimmig och citron gul med ett jätte stort vitt skum. Doft: Växter, besk sallad, gammal humle, äppel källare, skogs blommor, sommar äng, humle, apelsin. Smak: Humle, gräs, citrus, bröd, örter, apelsin saft, malt.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vinx (56) - ITALY - JUN 3, 2014
Herbal aroma with some bread and coriander notes and something sweet at the very bottom. Pale hazy colour, white frothy not persistent head. Bitter taste like an IPA but much more light-bodied (I guess they use a very attenuating yeast). Clean dry aftertaste. A good beer, it somehow reminds to me the Orval but having a much less complex bouquet of aromas.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeyo1 (138) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2014
bottle @ home. Pours hazy golden with a creamy frothy white head. Yeasty slightly sweet and dry aroma of citrus, white bread, grass, coriander, some caramel. Fresh taste, medium bodied with high carbonation. Taste has spices (coriander mostly), pine apple, bread and yeast. Finishes with a distinct and lasting herbal bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (712) - SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2014
750ml bottle. Hazy golden body with a huge white head. Lacing. Yeast, herbs, but mostly a distinct bitterness, especially in the finish. //Rated via Beer Buddy


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