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


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RATINGS: 1205   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mutz (614) - - SEP 14, 2013
Flesje@ de Klep. Troebel goedkleurig. Geur is bitter en een beetje bedorven als een saison. Smaakt goed, behoorlijk bitter maar niet extreem.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
timmwillum (73) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ambro206 (138) - ITALY - OCT 23, 2014
Ottima birra amara. Profumata, floreale. In bocca risulta discretamente bilanciata con un bel finale lungo e amaro.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2437) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2014
This is an impressive looking ale in the glass. Pastel, golden yellow with little to no visible carbonation yet crowned by a good two inches of steadfast, rocky white foam. It is initially dominated by spicy, earthy and weedy hop notes on the nose but soon yields notes of lemon candi and pear drops, supple paw-paw and lemon-grass, and straw. Unmistakably Belgian on the palate with plenty of fruity an floral yeast esters. Rounded light body, foamy to creamy in feel with plenty of hop bitterness to break it up. The finish is spicy, sharp, grassy and long in presence holding tight on the palate between sips. Powdery, palest malt profile also lingers around the mid-section. The fruit lifts it to give it some aching sweetness but this is otherwise a dry number. Balanced from start to finish. A likeable brew!! (33cL, 6.0% ABV, no date stamp, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (1440) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey. Clear shiny yellow with off-white head. Aromas of floral notes, herbs, citrus, lemon. Tastes of floral notes, pine, bitter notes, citrus. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (941) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
330ml bottle from Congress, Longton. Pours hazy amber. Very Belgian in hop style, decent but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (1153) - PORTUGAL - OCT 17, 2014
33cl bottle. Cloudy pale orange colour with a generous white head. Malt, Belgium yeast and grassy aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is moderate sweet and really bitter with a dry and bitter finish. Overall, a very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (866) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in a chalice. A: Pours a hazy beige color with a light white medium head which doesn’t leave many lacings S: Very Belgium. Belgium hops and yeasts are evident. Barley malts. The hops are citrus, grassy, earthy and stinging in the nose T: Pretty much as the smell. Very dry, earthy and bitter (very good) M: Medium body to an IPA. Medium carbonation D: High. Refreshing. The "low" ABV helps a lot and the bitterness is a must. Highly suggested to bitterness lovers [ BA Review @ 9/8/2010 ]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ForlornHope (66) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
33 cl bottle at home. Subtle aroma of floral hop with some malt. Pours a fine golden colour with a white head. Taste: exceptional. Initial sweet malt, then spicy, peppery bitter hop. Fine mouthfeel with a long, bitter finish. Overall an outstanding bitter from an outstanding brewery. Ace.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClubGonzo (4119) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle from bieresgourmet.be webshop. Slightly hazy golden body with a large rocky white head. Nose is floral fruity tones with red berries, straw, pale malts, wet grass and hints of biscuits, moss and Belgian sugary esters. Taste is pale malts, Belgian yeasty esters, floral straw tones and bitter grassy notes. Hints of honey, mild banana and red fruits. Light to medium body, medium to high carbonation. Despite being used to American IPAs, this does strike me as quite bitter - though not over the top. Decent, but I prefer the more mellow Belgian approach.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (1197) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2014
Aroma of grass, citrus, lemon, hops. Flavour is grassy and hoppy with a nice and lasting bitterness in the aftertasts. Solid bitter and fresh Ale.

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