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

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RATINGS: 1356   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
migwell (271) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2016
Bottle into tulip. Nice persistent head. The aroma is floral and citrus and the look is a cloudy yellow/orange. Taste is quite refreshing and light, with a bitterness that is mild and doesn’t linger on the palate. Malt, sweet fruit and of course the hops predominate. Nice and drinkable, good served cold.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
psilosophy (638) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - MAR 5, 2016
Bouteille de 33. Couleur dorée pale, mousse moyenne, tenue moyenne. Dégustée après une Duvel tripel Hop (9,5), malgré tout, elle arrive à exhaler ses saveurs houblonnées sans problème! Une belle bière légère, amère et goûtue, carbonnation très vivante. Trouvée à la brasserie Delneste - Froidmont.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milo91hd (187) - Lecce, ITALY - FEB 28, 2016
Bottiglia. Colore giallo chiaro con una schiuma fine e persistente, al naso salta subito il luppolo con un erbaceo molto pronunciato, al palato si sente immediatamente l’amaro con un finale molto secco. Molto beverina e rinfrescante.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (1959) - New York, TURKEY - FEB 15, 2016
Draught @ Albion. Clear bright yellow with frothy small white head, faint honey aroma, low carbonation, sweet malty taste with honey flavor, thin body, medium finish. Not a typical Belgian ale, it reminded me of a golden ale.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Biroholik (627) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - FEB 9, 2016
Kolor : Żółty. Piwo jest bardzo mętne.
Piana: Biała, lekka, drobno pęcherzykowa, wodnista. Puszek szybko opada a na ściankach pojawiają się liczne wąsy piwne.
Zapach: Wszystkiego po trochu: trochę chmielowy, trochę owocowy i trochę przyprawowy.
Smak: Przyprawowo-ziołowo-owocowy. Począt nuty banana, potem trochę pomarańczy, trawy cytrynowej, następnie sporo przypraw: kolendra, goździki. Na koniec lekko piakantny posmak na języku. Goryczka jest solidna o ziołowo-przyprawowej barwie. Jest dość krótka, ale dobrze zaznaczona. Ciekawy Belg.
Wyscenie: Średnie.
Podsumowanie:
XX Bitter czyli Xtra Xtra Bitter - nazwa może zmylić nie jednego to bardzo mocno nachmielony Belg i z klasycznym "bitterem" nie ma nic wspólnego. Piwo to istna fenolowa petarda - jeśli ktoś lubi ten klimat to na bank się nie zawiedzie. Jest bardzo belgijskie przy czym alkohol nie trzepie po głowie. Polcam fanom Belgów.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (2970) - Freising, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2016
0,33 l bottle at Nuet Nigenough. Nice bitter taste, hazy, frothy white foam head. Medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (3564) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2016
bottle @ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- EXP: 11/09/19 - Aroma of bitter and mild fruit. Cloudy light amber color, generous 2" white head, lace cobwebs. Taste is knarly malt that turns Hallertau bitter on a mildly fizzed swallow. Malt tries. with minimal success, to re-assert itself in a long finish. Nice, palate cleansing, full-bodied brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (752) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Bomber from Whole Foods in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is fruity (maybe strawberries or pineapple) underneath a blanket of lightly funked up and dusty yeastiness. Taste is a swirl of bitter, light wet fruits and some funk. AWETHOME!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2755) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Hazy golden pour with a thin ring of white head and lively ..... Aroma of apples and funky Belgian fruity yeast and grainy malts .... Taste is of grainy malts, sweet caramel malts, apples, Belgian candi sugar, straw and a bitter dry grassy hop .... Mouthfeel is lively and the finish is dry, bitter and grassy with a lingering sweet malt

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (2228) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2016
Tap. Lightly hazy straw yellow gold with a creamy white head. Apples, sour hay and sewer pears in the aroma. Flavor is dusty, cobweb, mineral, red apple, and some sweet fruity yeastiness. Very soft body with tingly carbonation. I’m guessing this ain’t fresh, but still pretty solid given the shape it’s probably in. Wish I could find this fresh.


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