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

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RATINGS: 1245   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (406) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2015
Really dry, really bitter, and really carbonated. Big soapy head. Nice light gold colour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (965) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Gold pour some creamy white head. Aroma gold powdery honey barley, apples, black currants. Tastes peppery slight aspartame sweetness, resinous bitter. One of the more hoppy belgians. Still balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cunningham (5084) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2015
Hazy golden color with a fine white head. Citric hoppy, herbal and fruity aroma. What a delicious taste in that little bottle. Citric hoppy, fruity, some yeast and a nice sweet malty background. Wonderful!
[Bottle from Bert’s Bierhuis in Utrecht, Netherlands]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoplover66 (32) - SPAIN - JAN 5, 2015
Color ámbar claro turbio. El aroma es el típico de la levadura belga. Sabor a malta, levadura y en menor medida lúpulos. El final es seco y amargo. Cuerpo ligero, carbonatación media. Refrescante.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (2019) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
750ml bottle. Beermerchants.com. Hazy, dark yellow. Bubbly, white head, with a glossy top. Aroma is pale, grainy malts. Belgian yeast. Lemon zest. Green hop. Taste is dry, turning full on, zesty bitter. Crisp, fresh palate. Some oiliness. Finishes a little dry, and long, herby bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hkrivera (152) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - DEC 23, 2014
A rare gem. Bitter and dry, never tasted a Belgian beer like this. The mouth feel finish extra dry. Goes excellent with a B52 shot! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1333) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
330ml bottle from favourite beer, Cheltenham. And day 23 of my beer advent Calander. Hazy pale gold, with foamy white head. Aroma has fruit, yeast and malt. The taste has malt, herbs, with a bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremyh70 (815) - Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Pours a hazy golden yellow with a white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma is slightly sweet with light fruit, some herbal hops and a hint of plastic. Taste is moderately bitter with some herbal and earthy hops, peach and pear nectar, Pilsner malt and slight plastic from the Belgian yeast. Finishes with some bitterness and a hint of the plastic taste. Mouthfeel is crisp with a light body and medium/high carbonation. A decent bitter but not very complex.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Yingwait (60) - Taipei, TAIWAN - NOV 29, 2014
非常清爽的苦&#

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
guiroul33 (132) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle 33cl from Malting Pot, @ home. Golden blond color, Nice white foam. Aroma of Belgian yeast, bread, grape. Taste is bitter. A very good refreshing beer.

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