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


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RATINGS: 1214   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
janeriks (10) - KVALØYSLETTA, - DEC 10, 2011
Smells of cereal; pale golden, hazy, frothy white foam; very bitter, lightly sour; light body, thin feel, lively, bitter; overall a pleasing beer for those of us who like heavily hopped beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sebilinz (569) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle. Thanks to Fonefan. Hazy orange body with white head. Aroma is fruity with some yeast and some malts. Taste is malts with herbs. Aftertaste is mostly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABS (530) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Golden with medium amount of white head. Pepper, honeydew melon, light hop and malt flavour. Quite bitter. Lingering taste. Lots of carbonation. Medium to light body. Refreshing beer. Safe beer, not to over the top in any way, in a good way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AbouAli (41) - Genève, SWITZERLAND - NOV 14, 2014
bonne bière avec une belle amertume avec une mousse correcte et surtout un goût de houblon cône belge De ranke power !

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
downside_up (13) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 13, 2014
Mind blowing hops, intense aroma. An amazing ale that can convert those scared of IBU’s.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1545) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle->Trappist. Cloudy medium gold with big frothy white head. A: Belgian yeast, coriander, lemon zest, herbs. T: citrus and floral hops, Belgian yeast, herbs. Much more bitter hops than usual Belgian (hence the name, apparently). Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wixie (60) - BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2014
Hazy liquid with a nice yellow color. Average head. Strong aroma of hops. Light body, soft carbonation. Taste is bitter and a bit sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (2351) - BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2014
Classic "blond bitter" since 1996, once Belgium’s most hop bitter beer and in a certain way a precursor to the IPAs we see appearing in Belgium nowadays. This ale has a stable, regular, cream white, rocky head and pale golden blonde colour, clear at first but misty with deposit. Strongly perfumed aroma of grapefruity, peppery hops, clear and strong dry-hopping, apple, flowers, sherry; fruity onset in a subdued, applish way, pale malt sweetness, quickly overcome by an oily, spicy, leafy, very long and powerful, dry hop bitterness. Classic and highly enjoyable if you’re a hophead like me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bwyu (32) - - NOV 1, 2014
spritzy with a nice bubbly head. grassy, herbal, slightly floral noble hop aroma. nice saison-y flavor profile, slightly tart, firm bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Bright hazy golden. White foam. Light body, almost delicate. Smells like a pretty good pilsner. Really wet and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
timmwillum (77) - BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2014
Uklar gylden ale med flygtigt hvidt skum. Tydelig næse af humle og en anelse fersken. Lang og meget bitter ... vedvarende bitter eftersmag. Rigtig dejlig IPA-agtig ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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