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


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RATINGS: 1382   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (1308) - 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.

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2016
330ml bottle, pours light hazy gold with a small bubbly head. Aroma is light caramel malts, spice, coriander and lemongrass, banana esters. Light body, thin texture and a long, dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdb84 (546) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2016
Pilsener pour with frothy head and nice carbonation. A: malts, lime, citrus, light yeast cheese, hay. Fresh. T: follows aroma, very well balanced, delicate malts with gentle fruity lacing. Bitter finish, some lime.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (2252) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle at Cafe Bruxelles, Leicester. Golden and clear with a cloudy white head and lots of visible carbonation. Muted lemony-woody smell, with a tiny hint of barley sugar. Bitter taste with some sweetness around the edges. Some buttered yeast roll on the bitter herbal finish. Not crazy about this one in all honesty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (4993) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2016
11.2 oz single, bottled 21 months ago, poured into a tulip and purchased at the Craft Beer Cellar - Fort Collins. Light hazy golden appearance with a lingering white head and light lacing. Aroma of grassy hops, biscuit malt, hay/straw, toasted grain and light citrus zest. Similar flavor, adding a nice, clean, moderate bitterness. Almost medium in body with a dry finish. This has held up well and doesn’t expire for over 3 years, but I’d love to try a freshie.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
migwell (276) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2016
Bottle into tulip. Nice persistent head. The aroma is floral and citrus and the look is a cloudy yellow/orange. Taste is quite refreshing and light, with a bitterness that is mild and doesn’t linger on the palate. Malt, sweet fruit and of course the hops predominate. Nice and drinkable, good served cold.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
psilosophy (659) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - MAR 5, 2016
Bouteille de 33. Couleur dorée pale, mousse moyenne, tenue moyenne. Dégustée après une Duvel tripel Hop (9,5), malgré tout, elle arrive à exhaler ses saveurs houblonnées sans problème! Une belle bière légère, amère et goûtue, carbonnation très vivante. Trouvée à la brasserie Delneste - Froidmont.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milo91hd (200) - Lecce, ITALY - FEB 28, 2016
Bottiglia. Colore giallo chiaro con una schiuma fine e persistente, al naso salta subito il luppolo con un erbaceo molto pronunciato, al palato si sente immediatamente l’amaro con un finale molto secco. Molto beverina e rinfrescante.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (2143) - New York, TURKEY - FEB 15, 2016
Draught @ Albion. Clear bright yellow with frothy small white head, faint honey aroma, low carbonation, sweet malty taste with honey flavor, thin body, medium finish. Not a typical Belgian ale, it reminded me of a golden ale.

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