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

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RATINGS: 1368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sersdf (1019) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2007
draft at map room. opaque golden brown body. sherbert aroma. tastes alright, pretty bitter and easy to drink. perhaps a little pedestrian.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (7760) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2007
330ml bottle. Cloudy gold colour with a big, rocky white head that left tonnes of lacing. Aromas of yeast, pear and piney hops. The flavour was grassy with some sweet malt and a huge, bitter finish. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Lightly hazy, yellowish golden body. Seemingly infinite streams of rapidly soaring bubbles expose the obviously high carbonation level. Large, pillowy, snow white head with excellent retention. Only when the beer is 3/4 finished does the head finally settle to a thin film. Thick ribbons of lacing coat the glass. The aroma shows ample citrus hoppiness over a lightly sweet, yeasty background. Delicately toasted bready malts sneak their way into the nose, as does a hint of fresh cream. The flavor has a lightly toasted caramel malt base, with bitter, orange tinged hops, and a few drops of cream for smoothness. Medium body with a long, bitter, toasty finish. Intensely fizzy on the tongue, as the appearance suggests. Light and easy drinking. Very nicely done.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TorbenH (1022) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2007
Bottle. Large white head, mostly lasting. Tiny particles. Light amber color. Dry textyre. Heavy yeasty aroma. Heavy bitter flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1604) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2007
Golden and opaque with a lively white head. Aromas of orange peel, yeast, barnyard and lavender. Very bitter throughout, with an outstanding, long finish. Earthy hops are strong and flavor the beer well. Just enough caramel and grain malt character to give the palate some balance. An aggressive, bold, beautiful ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickspies (78) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Smooth and pleasant aroma. A great pseudo English bitter from a Belgium brewery. A well-rounded easy drinking beer that should please most people.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (3009) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Pours out golden color with a moderate white head. Aroma is of floral hops and slight yeast. Flavor is up front hops with some funk/yeast and a nice floral hop bitter finish. Nice, refreshing and good flavor to boot.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Light flowery, skunky, wax, lemon and yeast aroma. Light golden color with a white bubbly head. Flavor is lightly dry, flowery, bitter and interesting. Similiar to a saison in flavor. Palate is dry and lightly bubbly. Good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2007
33cL bottle. Poured without yeast, nice golden color with BIG rocky white foam that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is slightly earthy hops with notes of citrus. Flavor is very nice, balance of hoppiness, pale malts with notes of just slightly funky yeast. Mouthfeel is just silky smooth. This may be my desert island beer, just so good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2007
12/27/04. 750 ml. Hazy orange with creamy white head. Citrussy yeasty aroma . Hoppy bitterness well balanced with the malt with some belgian yeast characteristics.


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