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


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RATINGS: 1390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
XX-bitter is our most bitter, high-fermenting beer. Despite its low alcohol content, it produces a very rich, long lasting, full flavour.

Taste: Very bitter but still balanced. Long-lasting, distinct hop taste.
Hops: Brewers Gold & Hallertau Mittelfrüh. 16°. 10 EBC. 60-65 IBU.

VTHopHead's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2012
Draft at Blackback Pub & Fly Shop - Pours a hazy straw yellow with a big white head. Aroma is of Belgian yeasts and milder of citrus hops. Flavor is Belgian yeasty with a mild bitterness. Fruity esters and caramel malts. Finish is yeasty and mildly bitter. Very good and very drinkable...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (10000) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle at Jester King. Pours a clear gold with medium frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong yeast, spice, bubblegum. Medium body, pure sugar, yeast, light bitterness, good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerdevine (15) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2016
Normally avoid a bitter, but not with this baby. Its got an almost sweet tropical pallet to it and super refreshing. Great summer beer option with an all round enjoyable profile from the start to the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heidbummer (226) - SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2016
Draft 6o North Edinburgh. Pours gold with tight white head. Loads of hops on the nose, hint of yeast, some floral notes. Really dry taste, as the name suggest bitter. Some citrus and yeast on the taste, but it’s more IPA than BIPA. Really really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bastarda (428) - Freiburg, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2016
Aromas of herbs, flowery hops, spicy yeast; quite carbonated and bubbly, admirably dry finish, tastes of herbal/flowery hops with hints of citrus and a strong yet harmonious bitterness. Well done but not overwhelmingly so. Will have to revisit in a more perceptive state of mind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lonick (1177) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 16, 2016
Keg @ Six North, Edinburgh. Pours golden slight haze. Nose is floral, jam fruitiness, yeasty. Taste is big floral, resin, big bitterness, caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elosop (307) - SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2016
Ljusgul och dimmig med tunt vitt skum. Aromen frisk med citrustoner och lite bröd. Smaken ganska tunn men med fin beska. Eftersmaken mycket humlig och lång.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
salvaticas (596) - - AUG 28, 2016
On tap at Akkurat Stockholm. Pours a heady amber. Fresh and light on the nose. Bitter but light bodied. Good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jampura (95) - FINLAND - AUG 27, 2016
on kyllä saakelin kitkerää, aika jännä. sanoisin kuitenkin että aika perus, ihan ok mut ei mitään erikoista.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ContemplateBeer (1996) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 20, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2016 12 oz. draft at Louisville Beer Store. Aroma: Light, dry hay and very light funk; big noble/lemony type hops. Appearance: Hazy light gold with a foamy white head that sticks around. Flavor: Dry, lightly funky hay up front with a big noble/lemony hop crescendo thereafter; the finish has an enduring bitterness. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, lively carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Worthy of it’s reputation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (3148) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2016
Tåkete lys brun med fingerhøyt hvitt skum. Luktet sitrus og frukt, gjær, lett karamell. Middels fylde og bitterhet. Tydelig karamell og noe gjær. Lang.

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