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

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RATINGS: 1305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChtiBreizh (222) - Rennes, FRANCE - AUG 8, 2015
Light pale, hazy, with a good fluffy head. Aroma is citrusy, orange, grassy, bittering hops, hints of belgian yeast. Medium to low sweet, with a dry and medium to heavy bitter finish. Soft carbonation, smooth. A good very hoppy ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3424) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Bottle at Aaron’s Pre-Wedding Bash. Pour is Hazy golden with a big white head and good lacing. Big grassy, herbal hoppy, biscuit, minerallic, straw, lemons, and hay in the aroma. Taste is big straw, grass, hay, noble hoppy, some biscuit, and chalk with a crisp finish. Light body with high carbonation. Highly dry - effervescent and slightly hoppy. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (730) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear straw colour with a foamy white head. Aroma of toasted malts, banana, some bread, slight Belgian yeast, subtle lemon, grass and herbal hops. Taste of toasted, bready malts, grapefruit, some lemon, subtle apple, slight straw, a little Belgian yeast and spicy, herbal hops. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A crisp, spicy, herbal bitterness in the finish. A flavourful, crisp, bitter beer. Refreshing and can taste the great ingredients used. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (5026) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2015
330ml bottle. Slightly milky, golden colour with huge, frothy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Grassy hoppy aroma with a slightly floral touch, yeasty hints of pollen, a minimally peppery spicy yeasty touch. Taste is bone dry, grassy bitter hoppy with mineral touch, mild yeasty overtones with a touch of pollen and white pepper. Nice and simple, a bit unilateral.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4189) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Tap. Golden with two finger head. Medium body. Grassy with a bit of citrus. Moderate bitterness. Fairly dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fashawn (439) - Montesarchio, ITALY - JUL 13, 2015
Alla spina al Craven road di Benevento. Piccola delusione, visto il naso carico di agrumi e di erba. Bello l’aroma, pulito ed elegante ma in bocca è una birra piatta, che passa dall’ingresso di miele alla parte amare e quasi speziata senza alcun intermezzo. Birra normale, niente di che

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kajser27 (399) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 10, 2015
Cloudy, amber-yellowy, small to medium off white head. Aroma is pale malt, grass-straw, bit of citrus and more spices. Taste is low+ sweet malty, bit of caramel, quite spicy and peppery,straw and some citrus, medium to strong bitterness, slight tartness. Very dry finish and a lasting bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied, moderate+ carbonation. Nice and refreshing.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcr (2365) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Draft at International Tap House. Cloudy golden body with a frothy white lasting head. Aroma of Belgian yeast mustiness, herbs, floral hops, toasted grain, lemon. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation. Taste of floral hops and light mustiness followed by bitterness that lingers. Absolutely clean.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (618) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2015
Tap. Lighter gold pour, thin to medium off-white head. Bread aroma, some more earthy and hay notes as well. taste is quite bitter, lots of resinous hops some floral. pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larryLSB (474) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JUL 1, 2015
750 bottle purchased at Bootlegger in Paris, cloudy golden, good sized almost white head. Mild nose of citrus, bitter taste. Nice an refreshing on a hot Paris day.


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