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

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RATINGS: 1342   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (604) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - NOV 8, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 Crystal clear golden color with off-white head. Quite clean aroma, similar to a lager, just some slight yeast esters and grassy hops. Taste starts slightly sweet with some Belgian yeast notes and gets aggressively bitter in the finish and lingers in the aftertaste. If you like really bitter beer, this is one for you.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gcontano (20) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 28, 2015
Nez houblonné. Peu d’alcool, bière sèche et désaltérante (un bonheur en été j’imagine). Arrière légèrement agrumes peut-être.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tognetta (532) - 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!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (4893) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ippopodio (113) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (961) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1538) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Excalibur123 (323) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopverdju (211) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2016 Helder blond bier met fijn wit schuim maar redelijk vug weg. Groene frisse hopgeur, fruitig, moutig en heel klein beetje sulfer. Smaak: leuke bittere hopbeet, citrus bitterig. Met het zweempje moutzoet een goeie balans. Afdronk: aangenaam lang bitterig en droog + rozen. Heerlijk!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bawelt (273) - 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.


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