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


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RATINGS: 1292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ineedbeer (1221) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
330 ml bottle with a best by date of July 2018. Aroma is slightly sweet with some faint caramel and lightly toasted bread, but otherwise the malt profile is cereal. Light floral hop notes with a bit of a spicy, herbal note. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a rocky, white head, about an inch tall that exhibits alright retention as it falls into itself. Light lacing and small legs. Flavor is also slightly sweet with hints of caramel and toasted bread, but mostly cereal and crackers. Moderately strong bitterness with a moderate woodsy, herbal, spicy hop note that is slightly rough. Dry finish. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright beer with a decent malt profile, but the hops are definitely not my preferred type with too much wood and spice notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seynie (236) - Tienen, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2015
Hazy straw with a decent but not lasting head. Hops in the nose and it dominates the taste. A bit floral but mainly bitter. Well crafted but a bit too one sided. Long entertaining dry and bitter finish, some white sugar there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hallstein (275) - Skogn, NORWAY - APR 13, 2015
Pours a hazy straw colour with a nice meringue-like head. Aroma clearly has a good hop presence, with some spicy, grassy, floral aromas coming through. Flavor is grassy, straw-like with some herbal qualities to it. Nice and balanced with quite a dry, lingering finish. Quite a good brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (6507) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2015
Keg at ox184. Pours clear golden, nose is floral, cheesy toffee, taste is sweet, citrus, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (809) - Xiamen, CHINA - APR 6, 2015
330ml bottle at nBeer, Beijing on 14 February. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, malt and dry hops. Bitter finish. Not as dry as I remember it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvaCandido (44) - Padova, ITALY - APR 4, 2015
Slightly haze because of the secondary fermentation in bottle. Intense bitterness and dry hopping aroma. Malty and Citrusy in aroma. Good balance between taste and aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bygers (981) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 1, 2015
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a clear yellow color. Medium size, yellowish white head. Aroma of grassy hops, sweet malts, flowers, perfume and citrus. Taste of malts, grassy, hay, faint citrus, packed with hops in taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (2321) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2015

Lukt: Hy, gjr og en anelse sitron.
Utseende: Dunkel lys gulbrun farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum, ring langs kant.
Smak: Syrlig hy, sitron med en noe trr avslutning.
Hvor: Kjpt@VP Nrb, Nydt@Lokal hjemme tasting hos Gorm
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@6%, Nr@28.03.2015

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorm (1726) - 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 (776) - 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.

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