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


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RATINGS: 1329   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. 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2007
Draft. Aroma: Slightly sweet bready malt, an assertive pine/resin hoppiness, some musty funk, and a touch of lemon zest. Smells like a super hopped Saison. Appearance: Medium golden in color and slightly hazed. White head was full and frothy with good retention. Nice lacing. Flavor: A brief taste of bready malt before the hops kick in. Pine and slightly resinous hops with some grass and earth notes. Some musty/dusty funk in the middle with a bit of lemon into the finish. Assertive bitterness that comes early and stays long. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: A good beer, but not something Iíd drink every day. Bitterness was a bit harsh at times.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Arayaga2 (1945) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2007
Somewhat hazy golden with big fluffy head. Aroma is citrus and funk, with a small spritz of pine. Taste is... well... less reminiscent of week-old perspiration than Orval, and certainly hoppier, but you will not catch me consuming either of these products again anytime soon. I have had more than enough of the bretts and their ilk. $5/11.2oz

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (4007) - - APR 8, 2007
fresh light citrus(lemon), pine, hop aroma with a hint of yeast. pours a cloudy gold with lots of lacing and a very large foamy white head. flavor is of citrusy hops and bitter pine. dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2007
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with a large white head. Aroma is hoppy and a little bit funky. Taste is hoppy with grape fruits & slightly yeasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2007
Definitely fits its classification as a Belgian ale. Several different style elements, but nothing definitive. The first thing I thought of when I got the aroma was a saison. Malt character is even and somewhat chalky. Understated hops that stay in the background. Yeastiness and spiciness as well. Interesting and worth trying several bottles for perspective

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2007
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a chunky white head. Aroma is on the citrus side of hoppy, but also very musty. Flavor is on the hoppy side, with many earthy qualities (grass), somewhat sweet yet bitter. Not bad, but not a favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
75 cl bottle marked Lot no. 000010 and it expires September 2006. Today itís December 27 2005. Itís VERY cloudy, and impossible to see through, and the color is a warm amber. The aroma has musty notes of fresh mushrooms, a bit of apple and so has the flavour. It has a very strong bitterness, that almost numbs the taste buds. A bitter not just by name...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (3019) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2007
Bottle, 33 cl. @ ít Kruiske (was long ago taste this beer) Aroma: hops, yeasts. Dark blond color, with creamy white head. Flavor:sweet malty with hoppiness to it along with fruit and yeast. Has a dry, bitter end. A little to bitter for a great public.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jazz88 (2628) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Bottle (bottled in Jan 2006). A medium golden color with a big foamy white head. A somewhat musty aroma with honey, pepper and flowers. Mildly hoppy at best compared to a good west coast IPA, but still impressive for the Belgians. It grew on me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fordest (2135) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 26, 2007
Bottle from PP Belgian Beer Fest. Citrus aroams gave way to a flavor that was indeed bitter. Mostly bitter on the finish as other flavors included a bit of skunk. Not a favoirte

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