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


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RATINGS: 1190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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.

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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 donít overpower this lovely drinkable ale. Itís 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. Iíd buy this beer every time I see it and Iíd drink it that day - not sure itíll age well at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (696) - SPAIN - SEP 18, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, en Cerveceria Internacional. Color dorado. Sabor a levadura, amargo, citrico, ligeramente a lupulo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Serapac (107) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle, Bier Circus, Brussels. Nice, super dry and hoppy Belgian ale with some fruity overtones. Low ABV makes it a good refreshing option. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HammerTroll (493) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 14, 2014
Hazy yellow color, small white head. Citrusy aroma, also hoppy, flowery and malty. Medium to heavy bitterness, very pleasant. Refreshing.
(Pivoljub 0,33l bottle)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (703) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Cloudy deep golden, two finger fluffy white head, good retention, good lacing; aroma fruity, lemon, yeast, spicy notes, citrus and grassy hops; taste full bitter, slightly sweet; medium body, oily texture, average carbonation; smooth dry bitter finish, citrus notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (462) - CROATIA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle; pours hazy gold with a thin white head; citrus fruit aroma with malt, yeast and spices; taste is bitter with citrus, yeast, hops, and spices; dry bitter finish; good ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (311) - SERBIA - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle 0.33l at Hot Club de Gand Ghent Belgium.Pour it clear orange color with small white head.Smell of hops.Taste and aroma first sweet peach flavour then bitterness of hops.Very interesting and very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaKeAFC (545) - ITALY - SEP 6, 2014
25 cl glass on tap for 4Ä. Pale yellow color, hazed, big white head. Hoppy nose. Aroma is pure hops, a lot of hops. Taste is strong bitter. Finish is intensely bitter and the bitterness remains on the tongue for 15 good minutes. Guess itís around 80 IBU

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1371) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2014
Aroma: Smelling of citric fruits, lime, grape, oranges and some alka-seltzer.
Appearance: The brew is hazy dark straw colored, a white stable head with lots of lacing.
Taste: The taste has a small sweet start, bread notes and then the bitter, oh so bitter hops. Extremely potent.
Palate: Medium carbonation, a bit coarse, very dry finish.
Overall: If youíre looking for hops, this is the right direction!
Note: bottle Reviewed 2010-09-23.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jspronck (41) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
Hazy golden color with a large white head. Coarse bubbles quickly disappearing. Floral and fruity (elderberry) aromas. Pronounced bitterness. Dry bitter finish with a nice subtle fruity flavor. A bit too bitter for my taste but very well crafted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AntoineGRD (33) - - AUG 31, 2014
Robe orange pale troublée par un important dépôt de levure Arômes puissant de fleurs de houbon. Explosion de saveur houblonnées et puissante amertume

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