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


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RATINGS: 1275   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. Its famous for its 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorm (1683) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2015
Noe dunkel lys gyllen farve med lyst skum. Lukt av lys malt, gress, hy og sitrus. Smak av lys malt, gress, hy og sitrus. Lett bitter og fruktig avslutning med innslag av gjr. Vinmonopolet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aleksander9 (702) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2015
Golden with white head. Aroma is citrus, floral, spice, pilsner and caramel. Dry, fruity, green hop, floral and spicy finish. Overall: very enjoyable. Actually pretty bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deepeary (273) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
Tap at Bir & Fud. Pours a deep clear yellow, lots of white head. Nose is flowery and fruity hops, very fresh smelling. Taste is strong on the bitterness, with some funk to it. Finish feels dry but the bitterness builds and lingers as you sip it. Very tasty fruity notes, citrus and floral notes. Interesting brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
0486416906 (1) - Wondelgem, BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2015 does not count
this beer is a hop explosion. bitter with a long aftertaste but not a harsh one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1322) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2015
Clear, golden body with a creamy, off-white, long-lived head that leaves a good amount of foam on the glass. Moderate aroma of wet hay, generic fruits, Belgian yeast (a bit saison-ish, actually) and traces of rotten fruit. Quite strong flavour of tart fruits, bitter grapefruit (especially in the long finish), Belgian yeast, hops and pale malts. This is definitely more hoppy than most Belgian ales, and the hops are even more evident in the taste: following the light to moderate sweet initial taste there is a moderate+ bitter long-lasting finish. Crisp mouthfeel, light to medium body, dry and with a moderate carbonation. Nice!
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 4 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mat59 (7) - FRANCE - MAR 12, 2015 does not count
Frank bitterness. The palate is very refreshing thanks a lively carbonation. The yeast is interesting. Well done

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Syfher (194) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle of 33cl, in a Trappist glass; drinked @Brassicole 2015. Wow. Thats a nice bitter beer : great aroma and taste of hop, but with the nice bitter aftertaste and palate. The Bitterness is really great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidtjm (831) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle. Pour is gold with a frothy head, aroma is fruity, apricot. Taste is strong bitter, yeasty, faint fruitiness. Very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (3636) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 6, 2015
330ml bottle (Alus Celle, Riga). Clear yellow color. Medium size, yellowish white head, stays. Grassy hops, sweet malts, flowers, perfume, citrus in aroma. Malty, grassy, hay, faint citrus, packed with hops in taste. Medium plus plus bitterness in a nice way. Drying yeast and juicy citrus in aftertaste, perfect mix for quenching the thirst. Soft carbonation. Well done brew!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdjuice (417) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - MAR 5, 2015
Slightly hazy pale gold with foamy white head. Aromas are kind of Saaz hoppy, not very pronounced hop aromas. Flavors start with some definite Belgian funk, hay, grassiness, then the hop bitterness takes over through the finish. No fruitiness here, kind of a cross between a Czech pilsner and a dry golden Belgian. Interesting, but the hop character is not my bag.

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