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


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RATINGS: 1305   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. 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenkiGonzo (663) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 4, 2015
Draught at Belgian Beer Weekend Osaka. A hint of Belgian ale with a sour/bitter finish. Really bitter flavour, very refreshing

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Tonkatruck (29) - SPAIN - MAY 31, 2015
A marmite moment.. Bitters high but harsh, flavour strong but not moorish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saeglopur (1117) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAY 20, 2015
330 ml bottle from Ammersin 5, Vienna.
Amber, hazy body, with a medium, unstabke, frothy, off-white head.
Quite light aroma of yeast, apples, citrus, bread.
Taste is bitter, with yeast, dough, lemon zest, apples, spices, candy, bread.
Medium, slick mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes very bitter, dry, yeasty, zesty, a bit fruity, a bit malty.

Good, but not my style exactly. The bitterness is too dominant for me, a bit one-dimensional. I would prefer more fruitiness instead. Still refreshing and quite easy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kauge (760) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle. Light yellow, hazy. The nose is damn strange: burning wet hay. Pickled apples, pears, plastic. Tastes grassy, fruity, pretty damn strange. Plastic here as well. Citric. Dry on the palate. Soft mouthfeel, flat carbonation. A strange brew. Should maybe try again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Neorej80 (372) - - MAY 7, 2015
From tap in Antwerp. Cloudy light yellow with a big foamy head. Silty and a bit salty aroma. Bitter full bodied blond beer with hints of koriander. Soft silty and bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2015
[Ölresa Bryssel med Wihlan 2015] passade bra till maten, hel del näst och viss kryddighet

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (488) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2015
Cette bière ne pourrait pas passer pour autre chose que ce qu’elle est: une Belge! Blonde à l’imposante architecture mousseuse et au nez classique de ces levures Belges qu’on reconnaîtrait sans hésiter parmi toutes, cette bière est réellement fidèle au style.Petites fleurs révélant leur doux parfum printanier dans un champ de blé où fond tranquillement petite neige, voilà un nez qui me plaît! Aurais-je décelé une note poivrée? Mon palais me confirme que oui. C’est en effet un peu poivré, bien acidulé et d’une jolie rondeur. La bière est effectivement amère mais l’amertume n’attaque pas dès l’entrée en bouche; elle s’installe plutôt à mi-palais pour s’accrocher derrière la langue et y rester longtemps, très longtemps. Très bel équilibre entre la douceur du pain, l’amertume et le poivre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jvhemert (356) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle at the Falling Rock Tap Denver. AROMA: farmyard, lemon, hops TASTE: very bitter OVERALL: balanced aromas of hops and malt, too bitter for my taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beermaris (165) - LATVIA - MAY 3, 2015
Strong aroma, golden appearance. Verry very (xx) bitter. Overshadows other adpectd of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alusmamuts (1074) - LATVIA - MAY 3, 2015
Golden hazy with medium white head. Bitter aroma. Some sweet and sour, bitter watery, but followed by very good bitterness, which lasts long.

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