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


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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2006
For no reason in particular, my expectations were not high for this brew. I think when I see that something is "the most of such and such", I get nervous that it might be a marketing ploy. I was pleasantly surprised, however. It was somewhat light on the tongue, but not overwhelming I felt. The color was cloudy and there seemed to be many remnants of hops inside the brew. In the future I might try it again, though it wouldn’t be first choice because I think I enjoy the stronger flavored brews. On a side note, I’d be interested to see how this one would be after it was laid down for a while. Via the label it looks like it can sit for about 5 years before you’d want to throw it overboard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 14, 2006
NOT so bitter but good in tatse, national in all the features. Good foam, good aftertaste and very drinkable always.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2006
33 cl bottle. Yeast at the bottom. Unclear dark golden colour with a big fizzy head. very high carbonated when I open it. Very hoppy aroma with a touch of yeast. Tasty flavour of soft hops combined with a little yeast,fruity and bitter/dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (7595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2006
Bottle. White creamy high and lovely head. Hazy ligh yellow body. Weak lemon aroma. Very hops bitter flavor actually I find it a bit sharp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2006
[Bottled at Vinens Verden] The king of Poperinge. Hoppy and yeasty. A stand alone beer which you need to have more than one of, in our celler.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2006
Aroma is fresh hops, a light tartness and extremly floural. Taste is similar to orval but without the sourness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
spodude (10) - BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2006
This is by far the best beer i have tried in Belgium, a real Bitter, also available on tap :o)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - AUG 18, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2006 Cask at GBBF 06’: very sharp and a bit one dimensional, yes, it’s bitter alright, in a lemony and a cirtusy sort of way, yeasty, medium bodied with a bit thin mouthfill, not very smooth and easy drinking beer, an ok beer, i had a higher expectations for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cab (866) - DENMARK - AUG 16, 2006
This is not a beer that is typical for Belgium, ther is hop´s in this one. :O) Sweet aroma, caramel, grapefruit, orange citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Cloudy light amber body with a medium creamy white head. Sweet citrus hops aroma. Sweet citrus bitter flavor, with caramel in the background.

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