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

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RATINGS: 1203   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1427) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2014
Aroma: Smelling of citric fruits, lime, grape, oranges and some alka-seltzer.
Appearance: The brew is hazy dark straw colored, a white stable head with lots of lacing.
Taste: The taste has a small sweet start, bread notes and then the bitter, oh so bitter hops. Extremely potent.
Palate: Medium carbonation, a bit coarse, very dry finish.
Overall: If you’re looking for hops, this is the right direction!
Note: bottle Reviewed 2010-09-23.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jspronck (52) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
Hazy golden color with a large white head. Coarse bubbles quickly disappearing. Floral and fruity (elderberry) aromas. Pronounced bitterness. Dry bitter finish with a nice subtle fruity flavor. A bit too bitter for my taste but very well crafted.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AntoineGRD (44) - - AUG 31, 2014
Robe orange pale troublée par un important dépôt de levure Arômes puissant de fleurs de houbon. Explosion de saveur houblonnées et puissante amertume

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
veceo (544) - CROATIA - AUG 31, 2014
Cloudy golden color, average sized white head. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Aroma of coriander, grass, pine, yeast, malt, grapefruit. Surprisingly bitter, more bitter than sweet. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reynaldg (36) - - AUG 31, 2014
Beau dégradé de couleur allant du jaune à l'orange profond. Arôme houblon et fruit. Amertume marquée mais pas excessive, juste à ma limite de l'acceptable :-) --- Beautiful shades of color ranging from yellow to deep orange. Aroma hops and fruit. Bitterness marked but not excessive, just my borderline acceptable :-)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angelkostvo (637) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 31, 2014
Pale yellow colour, 1 finger white head. Aroma of camomile, honey, Tilia. Taste is medium bitter. Light body, crisp texture, average cabonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wvhoran (300) - Tasmania, - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle. Golden blonde with a firm white head. The aroma is grassy with a nice fresh noble hop profile. Low malt profile in this beer, and as suggested in the name there is a strong bitterness. So simple. Not overly impressed--perhaps it is a curse to have such incredible hoppy beers from outside of Belgium in the year 2014.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bozo_skeleton (524) - Grenoble, FRANCE - AUG 24, 2014
Blonde trouble jolie collet. Aromes legers fruits et fleurs. Amertume finale contrebalancée par le discret cote fruité. Agréable, surtout en terrasse du Poech...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimonBeer (102) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2014
(Drinking date: 22 August 2014) Clear golden colour with a nice white big layer of foam. Smells like a hoppy pilsener beer. Not a really intense aroma. Really bitter taste, but not too bitter. Really good! Fresh, bitter beer. The mouthfeel is perfect. Medium carbonation with a bit of a watery body. Combines good with the fresh taste. This is a really good, refreshing, delicious bitter beer! Total score: 3.9

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikske79 (1246) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2014
Ik ben normaal geen fan van al te bittere bieren, maar dit was echt een heel lekker bier


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