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

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RATINGS: 1168   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeyo1 (149) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2014
bottle @ home. Pours hazy golden with a creamy frothy white head. Yeasty slightly sweet and dry aroma of citrus, white bread, grass, coriander, some caramel. Fresh taste, medium bodied with high carbonation. Taste has spices (coriander mostly), pine apple, bread and yeast. Finishes with a distinct and lasting herbal bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (725) - SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2014
750ml bottle. Hazy golden body with a huge white head. Lacing. Yeast, herbs, but mostly a distinct bitterness, especially in the finish. //Rated via Beer Buddy

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ST247 (360) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2014 Bottle @home. Pours cloudy golden with a creamy white head. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, spices. Taste is hoppy, bit sweet, fruity. Medium to high bitterness, lively carbonation, dry bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Case (212) - GERMANY - MAY 19, 2014
I should preface this by saying that this is one of my favourite Belgian ales that I like buying by the crate. Pours clear light yellow-gold with large white head. Aroma is coriander, cloves, grass, spice, herbal. Taste is nicely bitter and very aromatic with banana, cloves, green apple. Long dry grassy aftertaste. Medium body, good carbonation. Very drinkable and refreshing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sicklical (10) - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2014
Light gold colour. Nice white head. Lace foam on the glass. Creamy mouthfeel. Nose of haystack with faint clove and spice notes. Very fresh and alive. Lots of hops and a touch of pear and bubblegum on the finish. A very nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (695) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 13, 2014
BOTTLE 33 CL from dcmchew. Thanks, Cristian Mihai. Look: hazy bright yellow, giant white head. Aroma: perfume, blond fruit (apricot?), herbal hops, toast, dusty, co2-like acidity. Taste: light fruity, herbal, strong herbal hop bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (1707) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge wines. Golden beer with medium head. Aroma of yeast, citrus and a slight hint of vinegar. Taste is citrus hops, a mix of orange and lemon, yeast and pepper with some mild grapefruit bitterness. Moderate carbonation giving a slight fizz on the tongue. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rozsoma (462) - HUNGARY - MAY 9, 2014
Bitter Belgian Ale? Yes! Come on lets do it! Hey man, do u wanna taste my beer. Its really cool. This is my favorite. Lets taste it.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ElManana (205) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2014
Bit wattery, but good taste nevertheless. Curious about XXX now. Not so bitter as advertised.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJoer (644) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2014
Medium white head, golden orange like colour, hoppy harsh pineapple citrus like smell, medium to high carbonation high bitter dry some citrus in the distance


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