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


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RATINGS: 1188   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. 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, - FEB 3, 2008
Big daddy bottle. Pours a golden orange hue. Dense rocky head that look like I could float a coin on it. Wonderful lacing and rentention. Great effervesence, just keeps going. Aroma of pear, light sugar, apples, mild horse blanket and spicy hop nose. The taste is very much the same but the bitterness is definitely present. A dry almost tart finish. Enjoyable beer that is very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HammerTroll (480) - 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 (695) - 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 (455) - 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 (300) - 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 4€. 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 it’s around 80 IBU

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1365) - Linköping, 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 you’re 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 (35) - 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 (32) - - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
veceo (517) - CROATIA - AUG 31, 2014
Cloudy golden color, average sized white head. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Aroma of coriander, grass, pine, yeast, malt, grapefruit. Surprisingly bitter, more bitter than sweet. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reynaldg (34) - - AUG 31, 2014
Beau dégradé de couleur allant du jaune à l'orange profond. Arôme houblon et fruit. Amertume marquée mais pas excessive, juste à ma limite de l'acceptable :-) --- Beautiful shades of color ranging from yellow to deep orange. Aroma hops and fruit. Bitterness marked but not excessive, just my borderline acceptable :-)

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