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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1394   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.

miguelblanco's rating

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SylvainCFC (83) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2016
Robe blonde clair, lumineuse et trouble. Colonne de bulles en torsade du depuis le fond du verre. Grosse effervescence. Mousse blanche très crémeuse, abondante, stable. Aspect neigeux et adhère à la paroi. Nez très levuré épicé, malté et légèrement houblonné herbeux. Sensation poivrée prenante au nez. Attaque moyennement douce maltée et épicée (léger girofle) qui se fond dans l’amertume verte du houblon. Le final est long et amer. Texture de aqueux à huileux, corps important. Bière aux accents typiquement belges (levure, épicé) qui met à l’honneur le houblon. Bière rafraîchissante, buvable, mais ronde et plutôt corpulente pour le style. Une référence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
L_Lovecraft (263) - - OCT 18, 2016
Hoppy profile, citrus and floral, pale yellow with a good white head quite persistant, medium body, medium carbonation, quite bitter obviously...i prefer classic belgian ale but it’s very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Orange_times (179) - UKRAINE - OCT 10, 2016
On tapped. Pours in light golden colour with small white head. Aroma of honey, caramel. Highly bitter, ligtly sweet. Medium body, average carbonation, long bitter afteryaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nihtila (2973) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2016
Keg at Sixd north Edinburgh. Pours clearish golden. Nose is light citrus, grapefruit, soap water. Tastes bitter grapefruit, soapy, fruits, melon. Not really my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (10553) - 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 (266) - 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 (439) - 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 (1557) - 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 (316) - 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.

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 » 140

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50