RateBeer
overall
95
99
style
Brewed by Brouwerij De Ranke
Style: Belgian Ale
Dottignies, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1374   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. 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.


VTHopHead's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, 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...


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MustangMarkF (244) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2016
This pours a golden body with minimal head. It has a really sweet smell but an overly bitter taste!! Lots of sediment in bottle

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rubin77 (857) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 20, 2016
F: average, creamy, average retention. C: deep gold, hazy, opaque. A: malty, floral, hint of basement like saison tones, light orange peels, dusty, yeasty. T: malty, big grassy/floral bitterness with basement tones long lasting, orange, dusty, hay, soapy, hint of brett, hay, quite complex, good balanced and interesting beer worth to try, 0,33l bottle from Carrefour in Brussels.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Icedwarf (1187) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2016
Licht troebel geel bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is krachtig bitter en hoppig, heel licht zoet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cavie (4234) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Tap at Kool keg. Clear golden color. White foamy head. Floral nose, some Belgian yeast characteristics. Biscuit malts. Dry grains, floral hops and biscuit hops on the flavor. Dry finish. Lingering bitterness after. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dazka (17) - ITALY - JUL 9, 2016
S: dough, cereal, A:orange, cloudy, frothy, T:medium sweetness, lightly sour, P: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ksiwzos (111) - GREECE - JUN 30, 2016
Saison like aroma with Citrusy and musty aroma with some botanical notes. Clear yellow to golden with medium to big white head that lasts and laces the glass beautifully. Light tart and medium to high hoppy taste. Finish is dry with spice notes and smooth bitterness. Not as bitter as expected but very nice brew... Light bodied, medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlf (235) - DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Light golden color with big white head; aroma is delicate citric, some malt, some hoppy notes; taste is very hoppy with little sweetness leading to a spicy hoppy finish with some alcoholic notes, some gras, lingering bitterness; high carbonation with full mouthfeel

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moolesen (455) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma reminds me of saison yeast. Flavour is bitter, very bitter. Not aroma bitter, just bitter. Medium length.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llkc (1413) - århus, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2016
Duft sødlig krydret frisk smag frisk sødlig krydret humle lidt appelsin lidt bitter

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AtronSeige (1201) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 3, 2016
Aroma: Medium coriander, lemon zest. Medium-light lavender, Appearance: Clear, light yellow body. Small, white head. Good retention. Small bubbles. Flavour: Medium-high bitterness. Medium coriander, peppery, floral, Dry finish with lingering spice and light bitterness. Mouthfeel: Light body. Medium-high carbonation, crisp Overall: Very bitter, but flavorful and complex. 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 25A. Belgian Blonde Ale - with extra bitterness


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 138


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50