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

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RATINGS: 1390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
XX-bitter is our most bitter, high-fermenting beer. Despite its low alcohol content, it produces a very rich, long lasting, full flavour.

Taste: Very bitter but still balanced. Long-lasting, distinct hop taste.
Hops: Brewers Gold & Hallertau Mittelfrüh. 16°. 10 EBC. 60-65 IBU.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ALIBALI (671) - Kiel, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2016 Extrem hoppy. Grasig. Rezent. Spritzig und auch sehr sehr vielfältig. Erfrischend und toll. Vom Hahn beim ZYTHOS BEER FESTIVAL 2016. 0,1/1Jetson. Nochmal getrunken. Und zwar in der BREWDOG BAR in Barcelona. Ein Masterpiece. Das ausdrucksstärkste Belgian Ale das ich bisher trinken durfte. EXTREM HOPFENSCHARF. GEIL!!!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lebermilz (223) - GERMANY - MAY 21, 2016
On tap at Lager Lager. Hazy, dirty yellow, white head. Fruity, orange, a little pine. No fancy hops aromas. Intense dry bitterness. Medium carbonation. Sweet aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vickey9 (999) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2016
Pours a sparkly gold color with a medium fizz head. Nose is white grape, wood and gentle spices. Very dry stuff. Taste is bitter. Palate dominated by bitter hops tones, well balanced, cripsy, refreshing. Bitter finish. B@H

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
M_Sack (620) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle. Light hazy gold, minimal white head. Pineapple, honeydew, peach, banana, phenolics. The fruit flavours carry through in a greatly subdued sense, with terrific bitterness throughout and Belgian phenolics to finish. Very enjoyable beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
R4N5H (789) - NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2016
33cl at Delirium Cafe, Amsterdam on 27-Apr-2016. Label - 6% ABV. Slightly hazy pale blonde colour with a medium sized white head. Aroma of floral hops, fruit and alcohol. Medium body and carbonation. Lots of citrus fruits, slightly sweet but a little hop bitterness. Pretty standard Belgian ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pitch992 (115) - SLOVENIA - APR 23, 2016
spicy, citruy, some esters, low malt sweetness. golden, some haze, good retention. low sweetness, medium bitterness, low alcohol taste, some fruity estery, too dry. Medium bitterness, low sweetness. A bit too dry, some astringency as well but otherwise ok.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BobyFischer (300) - FRANCE - APR 14, 2016
Nez : levures fines et arômes d’houblons citronnés, notes d’émertume plus terreuse en arrière. Bouche : pareil, super corps léger mais suffisamment ample et un peu laiteux façon triple en plus soft. Grande bière qui valorise les houblons de chez nous (pas nécessairement besoin des trucs exotiques).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (2437) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2016
330 mL bottle shared by ebone1988. The pour is a foggy golden orange color with a frothy white head that falls down to a bubbly collar leaving some soapy lace. The aroma is very Belgian. There is a lot of clove, banana, and a maltiness that offers a little sweet input. There is a little marker felt that’s going on as well, and it’s petty interesting. The flavors are better. There is a bit of dank hop and a nice malty bitterness. It’s surprisingly good. It’s nicely done for sure. Definitely a heavy bit of bitterness. The mouth feel is light and crisp with a nice carbonation and a lingeringly bitter aftertaste. It’s not too shabby.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (1365) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is banana, clove, bubblegum, hops, juicy, some dust and barnyard. Appearance is amber golden, hazy, off white head. Taste is bitter, earthy hops, some bubblegum and banana and clove, pine, but mostly just really bitter. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, crisp carbonation, bitter pine aftertaste. Overall, this tastes a lot better than it smells.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huj (16) - BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2016
Pale color, nice carbo Very good taste of hops and good bitter. A very good beer!


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