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

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RATINGS: 1171   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. Itís famous for itís 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 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 (661) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bieremoi (31) - FRANCE - APR 30, 2014
Pours a nice opaque pastel blonde. Nicely refreshing, somewhat similar to edelweiss for its flowery notes. Citrus and bitter but lacks a bit of staying power in the palette. Not much in terms of aroma.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chribban (162) - SWEDEN - APR 27, 2014
Hazy, yellow beer with a three finger high, creamy, fluffy, white head. Best before: January 2019. Nose: Lemon, lime, Belgian yeast, spices, grass, herbs, banana and pears. Taste: Citrus, lemon cest, orange, apricot and hops. Medium body with small bubbles that flows from the bottom of the glass till the head. I just love the bitter taste! Itís not too much bitterness, just the right amount. Refreshing and very nice looking beer!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrunoSanchez (76) - Fermo, ITALY - APR 23, 2014
Belgian ale luppolata atipica tra le classiche belgians. Colore dorato con schiuma bianca e persistente. Al nato profumi di lievito e molto erbacea. Al palato corposamente media e bilanciata verso líamaro. Il sapore ricorda alle mandorle verdi, fiori, erba e qualche lontana nota di pompelmo. Il finale rimane secco, amaro e pulito. Le birre come questa sono le "New Belgian" meno lievitose e piý luppolate. Un vero regalo per il palato. Consigliatissima!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (2049) - NORWAY - APR 22, 2014
On tap at Fermentoren, february 14th 2014. Cloudy orange, big white head. Aroma of lemon, apricot, peppery yeast, crisp pale malt. Taste is slightly tart, pepper, citrus fruits and biscuit. Nice sharp bitterness, accompanied by a fruity aftertaste. Quite refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (1273) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2014
Butelka 33cl. Piwo jest mocno gazowane o sporej białej pianie. Intensywne aromaty cytrusów, ziół i pieprzu zapowiadaja mocny charakter chmielowy tego piwa. Nie ukryte natomiast jest, że piwo ma typowe dla belgijskich drożdży estry. W ustach piwo zdominowane jest gorzkim smakiem podobnym do pestki cytryny i jabłka. Ogólnie piwo łatwo się pije.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (2991) - NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2014
Hazy pale blond. Hoppy aroma, also a bit soapy. Flavour is pleasantly crisp dry and bitter with citrusy edge. Good session beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joakgust (847) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2014
Bottle. Semi hazy blond beer with a large white head. Aroma is spicy with notes of cloves, pears, apricots and esters. Flavor is fruity with notes of citrus, apricots, pears and herbs. Dry refreshing yet warming mouthfeel.


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