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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1364   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (1411) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
Bouteille 330ml. Couleur jaune-orangé pâle trouble, mousse blanche onctueuse laissant une belle dentelle. Arôme de houblon floral, malt, céréales, zeste d’orange, herbes fraîches. Goût de malt, amertume élevée et persistante, floral, touche d’agrumes, herbes. Carbonatation moyenne-élevée, corps moyen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2015
From Notes on 9/15/15. My first beer ever in Belgium! On tap at Moeder Lambic. Poured a nice blond color. Slightly sweet aroma. Taste is mildly bitter, especially compared to American bitter standards. I think it is also nice a sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bornyensis (321) - BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2015
Een zeer goede hoppige smaak, zeer lekker, traag te drinken om er van te kunnen genieten.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (2138) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2015
From tap at Butcher’s Tears. J Mascis is playing tonight and Converse is paying for the tap beer! Backlog from 2014/12/13.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ralgarve (1) - Passo Fundo, BRAZIL - NOV 30, 2015 does not count
O mais proximo possivel de uma cerveja das americas. Aroma do fermento belga, biscui com toffe. Cerveja turva com espuma densa e persistencia mediana. Ao tomar tem corpo medio, amargor e dulcor equilibrados. Melhor belga que tomei, mas parece APA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (4854) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 25, 2015
bottle at the belgian beer tasting of belfast beer club@the sunflower
hazy wan gold, fluffy pale head, austere herbal nose, flinty bitternes, full bodied, complex dry herbal bitterness but easy drinking as all Belgian beers of this style are wont to be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (1470) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 22, 2015
Butelka, warka do 13/01/20. jasne, metne piwo z bardzo ladna acz dosc szybko opadajaca piana. Aromaty to glownie belgijskie drozdze, estry a na to nalozony delikatniejsze aromaty chmielowe - roslinne, ziolowe, przyprawowe. W smaku chmiel znow zaczyna dominowac nad drozdzami. Goryczka calkiem wysoka, jak na styl to nawet bardzo wysoka, o charakterze roslinnym, pestkowym.jest troche slodyczy. jest troche ciala. jest dosc duze nasycenie co2. Jest fajne i dosc niestandardowe belgian ale. :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (481) - ITALY - NOV 19, 2015
Dorata pallida, velata dai lieviti in sospensione, schiuma bianca abbastanza fine, non molto persistente. Aroma di coriandolo mista a pepe, leggermente citrica, leggera crosta di pane, fieno, lievito belga. Al palato leggermente citrica, agrumato che ricorda il passion fruit senza la sua componente dolce, prolungata coda di crosta di pane ed agrumata, erbaceo meno evidente. Corpo medio-leggero, ben carbonata, molto beverina.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
inbirraveritas (1446) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 17, 2015
Bottled, 33 cl. Opal to hazy golden one with a fluffy white head on it. Hoppy nose. Aroma brings honey, bread, flowers and herbs, mouthfeel is slick. Distinct bittersweet, herbal hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lore (1942) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 15, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2016 hazy yellow colour, moderate sized off-white head; aroma of floral-herbal notes, bread, some citruses and coriander; taste is the same with intensive bitterness, which does not really fit to the body of the beer - would be better with a bit less intensive hoppyness

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