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

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RATINGS: 1340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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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2.9
   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (3337) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2016
bottle @ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- EXP: 11/09/19 - Aroma of bitter and mild fruit. Cloudy light amber color, generous 2" white head, lace cobwebs. Taste is knarly malt that turns Hallertau bitter on a mildly fizzed swallow. Malt tries. with minimal success, to re-assert itself in a long finish. Nice, palate cleansing, full-bodied brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (700) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Bomber from Whole Foods in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is fruity (maybe strawberries or pineapple) underneath a blanket of lightly funked up and dusty yeastiness. Taste is a swirl of bitter, light wet fruits and some funk. AWETHOME!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2678) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Hazy golden pour with a thin ring of white head and lively ..... Aroma of apples and funky Belgian fruity yeast and grainy malts .... Taste is of grainy malts, sweet caramel malts, apples, Belgian candi sugar, straw and a bitter dry grassy hop .... Mouthfeel is lively and the finish is dry, bitter and grassy with a lingering sweet malt

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (2166) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2016
Tap. Lightly hazy straw yellow gold with a creamy white head. Apples, sour hay and sewer pears in the aroma. Flavor is dusty, cobweb, mineral, red apple, and some sweet fruity yeastiness. Very soft body with tingly carbonation. I’m guessing this ain’t fresh, but still pretty solid given the shape it’s probably in. Wish I could find this fresh.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
McDef85 (34) - ITALY - JAN 11, 2016
Luppolo nitido, non contrastato. Forte aroma, erba, fieno. Dolce in punta di lingua, poi amaro deciso e persistente.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
hatzer (67) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2015
The name puts u off but this cloudy horror tastes good all in all expensive but prob worth it

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (1267) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
Bouteille 330ml. Couleur jaune-orangé pâle trouble, mousse blanche onctueuse laissant une belle dentelle. Arôme de houblon floral, malt, céréales, zeste d’orange, herbes fraîches. Goût de malt, amertume élevée et persistante, floral, touche d’agrumes, herbes. Carbonatation moyenne-élevée, corps moyen.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkleu357 (632) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2015
From Notes on 9/15/15. My first beer ever in Belgium! On tap at Moeder Lambic. Poured a nice blond color. Slightly sweet aroma. Taste is mildly bitter, especially compared to American bitter standards. I think it is also nice a sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bornyensis (321) - BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2015
Een zeer goede hoppige smaak, zeer lekker, traag te drinken om er van te kunnen genieten.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2015
From tap at Butcher’s Tears. J Mascis is playing tonight and Converse is paying for the tap beer! Backlog from 2014/12/13.


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