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

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RATINGS: 1170   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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Timvim (65) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle @ home 20140626. Pours clear golden with a nice long lasting head. Aroma is floral,malt, and some high alcohols. Taste is Clean and bitter, pilsner malt with a crust hop bite. Some tones of belgian yeast esters lingers in the end. Nice and refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (1387) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
33cl bottle from Vanuxeem. Pours slightly cloudy yellow with decent white head. Fresh spice, hay and citrus aroma. Massive hop bitterness in the taste with a touch of yeast and a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smalle (94) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2014
Hoppy aroma, but not very fruity. Floral. Taste: bitter, hops, grapefruit, although everything is a bit more toned down than in the XXX. Good beer, but a bit less interesting than the XXX in my opinion.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1286) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2014
Pours light hazy golden with a large frothy white head. Aromas of hay, honey, citrus, peach, passion fruit, lemongrass, slight funk. Taste is citrus, honey, orange, yeast, slight funk, lemongrass. Mouthfeel is slightly dry with medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (1439) - 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 (6321) - 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 (1273) - 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 (1910) - 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 (872) - 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 (363) - 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.


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