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


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RATINGS: 1330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tognetta (495) - Campinas, BRAZIL - OCT 27, 2015
Laranja turva, espuma irregular de média formação e persistência. Aroma misto de malte e lúpulo com pegada belga, amargor seco, levemente adocicada e cítrica, presença perceptível da levedura. No paladar logo de cara prevalece o amargor seco. Corpo e carbonatação médios. Uma cerveja mais "fina", boa para harmonização com queijos. Um clássico!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (4236) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
330ml bottle in Richmond, 6%, BB May 2020. Dark yellow, very hazy, sparkling, decent foamy white head, full lacing. Looks great. Aroma is airy with nips of ginger, coriander and apple. Body is light, fizzy carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is spice, booze, some sweet candi sugar, touch of grapefruit with a papery finish. Overall, it comes across as peppery sodawater. Poor fizzy body. Alright.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ippopodio (51) - ITALY - OCT 27, 2015
Una belgian Ale con un deciso bouquet di luppolo e lievito che rende questa birra fresca e godibile. Al palato rende più che al naso con sentori di frutta a pasta bianca e cereali. Il colore dorato con un bel cappello di schiuma bianca la rende bella e suadente alla vista. Una belga che parla un po’ d’inglese, ma nel 2015 ci può stare.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (889) - HUNGARY - OCT 18, 2015
0.33l bottle. Hazy golden body, huge white head. Aroma of peach, bread, pears, yeast and floral hops. Taste of bread, peach and honey with floral and grassy hops. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1413) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2015
Tap at Moeder Lambic, 14th October 15. This looks the part and I love the De Ranke glassware. Clear straw yellow, slight head and lacing. Aroma yeasty fresh grass, slight funk. Taste is massive, great hop bitterness, with yeasty, fresh kicks. Long lingering bitterness. Great beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Excalibur123 (301) - Soria, SPAIN - OCT 13, 2015
Vierte amarillo oro con media corona de espuma blanca de burbuja fina y ligera retención; aromas a levadura belga, azúcar Candy, pera y galleta; en boca entrada ligera con amargor medio, que se acentúa en el retrogusto, notas herbales y a lúpulo, pos gusto corto, seco y bastante astringente, cuerpo ligero con carbónico medio, el amargor está descompensado y cuesta beberla.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopverdju (53) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2015
Blond. Groene frisse hopgeur. Smaak: leuke bittere hopbeet. Met het zweempje zoet een goeie balans. Afdronk: droog, bitter & lang. Heerlijk!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bawelt (190) - Lyon, FRANCE - OCT 11, 2015
Houblon pur et dur : herbal à 100%. Nez houblonné. Peu d’alcool, bière sèche et désaltérante (un bonheur en été j’imagine). Arrière légèrement agrumes peut-être.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vincentvega72 (159) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2015
Troebel goudblond bier met oranje gloed. Rijke witte schuimkraag die wel gelijk wegebt. Aroma van appelsien, citrus, mout, graan. Vol van smaak. Romig, licht fruitig met heerlijke bittere afdronk. Gezien het etiket xx bitter had ik hem iets bitterder verwacht. Wel een klasse bier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Listigovers (573) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2015
Bottle. Talk about craft. Cloudy golden beer. Flavor is massive, very dry mouth feel, legitimately dries out your tongue. Medium bodied, slightly funky to go with the intense bitterness. Beautiful!!!

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