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

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RATINGS: 1292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.


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4.1
   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (4911) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2015
330ml bottle. Slightly milky, golden colour with huge, frothy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Grassy hoppy aroma with a slightly floral touch, yeasty hints of pollen, a minimally peppery spicy yeasty touch. Taste is bone dry, grassy bitter hoppy with mineral touch, mild yeasty overtones with a touch of pollen and white pepper. Nice and simple, a bit unilateral.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4132) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Tap. Golden with two finger head. Medium body. Grassy with a bit of citrus. Moderate bitterness. Fairly dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fashawn (430) - Montesarchio, ITALY - JUL 13, 2015
Alla spina al Craven road di Benevento. Piccola delusione, visto il naso carico di agrumi e di erba. Bello l’aroma, pulito ed elegante ma in bocca è una birra piatta, che passa dall’ingresso di miele alla parte amare e quasi speziata senza alcun intermezzo. Birra normale, niente di che

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kajser27 (357) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 10, 2015
Cloudy, amber-yellowy, small to medium off white head. Aroma is pale malt, grass-straw, bit of citrus and more spices. Taste is low+ sweet malty, bit of caramel, quite spicy and peppery,straw and some citrus, medium to strong bitterness, slight tartness. Very dry finish and a lasting bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied, moderate+ carbonation. Nice and refreshing.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcr (2346) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Draft at International Tap House. Cloudy golden body with a frothy white lasting head. Aroma of Belgian yeast mustiness, herbs, floral hops, toasted grain, lemon. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation. Taste of floral hops and light mustiness followed by bitterness that lingers. Absolutely clean.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (581) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2015
Tap. Lighter gold pour, thin to medium off-white head. Bread aroma, some more earthy and hay notes as well. taste is quite bitter, lots of resinous hops some floral. pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larryLSB (472) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JUL 1, 2015
750 bottle purchased at Bootlegger in Paris, cloudy golden, good sized almost white head. Mild nose of citrus, bitter taste. Nice an refreshing on a hot Paris day.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (614) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUN 29, 2015
On tap @IPA - La Cervecería del Millón de IBUs, 27/06/2015 Color amarillo, aroma malta levadura, sabor espciado, cuerpo medio

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (216) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 28, 2015
Draught. Pours hazy yellow with a mostly lasting foamy white head. Aroma of citrus, some light spice, hay, bread, grassy. Taste is of citrus fruits, melon, hint of apple, some spice on the finish. Medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation. Lovely

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with a nice white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, yeast, fruit and spice.


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