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. 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miguelblanco (13) - Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Gift bottle from friend - he bought from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a bright white puffy head that lingers. Lacing is scant but ornate. Aroma stinks (in a great way) of yeasty hoppy goodness. A touch of the funk, if you will. Clear bubbly and golden - almost seems to give off light it is so bright. The taste is not as bitter as I expected. Nothing to punch me in the mouth anyway. Definitely get that hop pop, but the grassy and citrus flavors really don’t overpower this lovely drinkable ale. It’s complex enough to be appreciated by beer lovers, but approachable enough to be an introductory beer for your new-to-real-beer friends and relatives. The finish is crispier than most goldens, but not so much as to make you make clicking sounds with your mouth after drinking. I’d buy this beer every time I see it and I’d drink it that day - not sure it’ll age well at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (4409) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 25, 2015
bottle at the belgian beer tasting of belfast beer club@the sunflower
hazy wan gold, fluffy pale head, austere herbal nose, flinty bitternes, full bodied, complex dry herbal bitterness but easy drinking as all Belgian beers of this style are wont to be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (798) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 22, 2015
Butelka, warka do 13/01/20. jasne, metne piwo z bardzo ladna acz dosc szybko opadajaca piana. Aromaty to glownie belgijskie drozdze, estry a na to nalozony delikatniejsze aromaty chmielowe - roslinne, ziolowe, przyprawowe. W smaku chmiel znow zaczyna dominowac nad drozdzami. Goryczka calkiem wysoka, jak na styl to nawet bardzo wysoka, o charakterze roslinnym, pestkowym.jest troche slodyczy. jest troche ciala. jest dosc duze nasycenie co2. Jest fajne i dosc niestandardowe belgian ale. :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (279) - ITALY - NOV 19, 2015
Dorata pallida, velata dai lieviti in sospensione, schiuma bianca abbastanza fine, non molto persistente. Aroma di coriandolo mista a pepe, leggermente citrica, leggera crosta di pane, fieno, lievito belga. Al palato leggermente citrica, agrumato che ricorda il passion fruit senza la sua componente dolce, prolungata coda di crosta di pane ed agrumata, erbaceo meno evidente. Corpo medio-leggero, ben carbonata, molto beverina.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
inbirraveritas (1394) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 17, 2015
Bottled, 33 cl. Opal to hazy golden one with a fluffy white head on it. Hoppy nose. Aroma brings honey, bread, flowers and herbs, mouthfeel is slick. Distinct bittersweet, herbal hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lore (1659) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 15, 2015
hazy yellow colour, moderate sized off-white head; aroma of floral-herbal notes bread, some citruses and coriander; taste is the sme with intensive bitterness, which does not really fit to the body of the beer - would be better with a bit less intensive hoppyness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (799) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2015
Cloudy golden orange color, white head. Yeast nose, fruity, floral, hint of solvent, light malty notes. Fruity taste, grass, cloves, dry, moderate bitterness. Medium body, soft to average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
venom666 (630) - Elche, SPAIN - NOV 14, 2015
Slightly hazy golden color with medium white head. Aroma is a Belgian Style classic, with a hoppy twist, close to a Belgian IPA, fruity, yeasty, malty and citrusy. Taste follows the aroma, again, belgian yeast and citrusy and floral hops above all, with a marked bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (353) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - NOV 8, 2015
Crystal clear golden color with off-white head. Quite clean aroma, similar to a lager, just some slight yeast esters and grassy hops. Taste starts slightly sweet with some Belgian yeast notes and gets aggressively bitter in the finish and lingers in the aftertaste. If you like really bitter beer, this is one for you.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gcontano (20) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 28, 2015
Nez houblonné. Peu d’alcool, bière sèche et désaltérante (un bonheur en été j’imagine). Arrière légèrement agrumes peut-être.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tognetta (494) - Campinas, BRAZIL - OCT 27, 2015
Laranja turva, espuma irregular de média formação e persistência. Aroma misto de malte e lúpulo com pegada belga, amargor seco, levemente adocicada e cítrica, presença perceptível da levedura. No paladar logo de cara prevalece o amargor seco. Corpo e carbonatação médios. Uma cerveja mais "fina", boa para harmonização com queijos. Um clássico!

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