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


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RATINGS: 1384   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
XX-bitter is our most bitter, high-fermenting beer. Despite its low alcohol content, it produces a very rich, long lasting, full flavour.

Taste: Very bitter but still balanced. Long-lasting, distinct hop taste.
Hops: Brewers Gold & Hallertau Mittelfrüh. 16°. 10 EBC. 60-65 IBU.

entertheiceman's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2006
I have a cold so the aroma is sort of a mystery but it smells floral hoppy. Gorgeous golden pour with huge rocky white head and a champagne-like effervesence. flavor is bitter and dry yeast with mildly astringent hops and not at all chalky. I find the palate to prefectly dry and rounded even in the midst of the one dimesional flavor of this particular beer. Really enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
salvaticas (580) - - AUG 28, 2016
On tap at Akkurat Stockholm. Pours a heady amber. Fresh and light on the nose. Bitter but light bodied. Good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jampura (84) - FINLAND - AUG 27, 2016
on kyllä saakelin kitkerää, aika jännä. sanoisin kuitenkin että aika perus, ihan ok mut ei mitään erikoista.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ContemplateBeer (1990) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 20, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2016 12 oz. draft at Louisville Beer Store. Aroma: Light, dry hay and very light funk; big noble/lemony type hops. Appearance: Hazy light gold with a foamy white head that sticks around. Flavor: Dry, lightly funky hay up front with a big noble/lemony hop crescendo thereafter; the finish has an enduring bitterness. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, lively carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Worthy of it’s reputation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (3065) - Sřrumsand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2016
Tĺkete lys brun med fingerhřyt hvitt skum. Luktet sitrus og frukt, gjćr, lett karamell. Middels fylde og bitterhet. Tydelig karamell og noe gjćr. Lang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PlutonowyMan (456) - POLAND - AUG 13, 2016
Kolor pomara?czowo brzoskwiniowy, zamglony, bia?a, wysoka na 2 cm piana, o ?redniej trwa?o?ci. Topnieje do niewielkiego pier?cienia i cienkiej warstewki. Aromat owocowy, s? pomara?cze, brzoskwinie, dalej miód i karmel, który raz za razem przykrywany jest przen lekko kwa?n? mandarynk?. Smak tak jak wy?ej, owocowy, karmel praktycznie jest schowany, do przodu wychodz? mandarynki i cytryny. W smaku ca?y czas obecna jest owocowa goryczka, sucha grapefruitowa, d?uga i zalegaj?ca - ale? jaka ona pyszna. Wysycenie wysokie a w?a?ciwie za wysokie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puren (679) - Starogard Gd., POLAND - AUG 12, 2016
zamglone, złote, bardzo obfita piana od razu opada do obrączki nie zdobiąc szkła;
mechaniczna pomarańcza - mieszanina rześkiej pomarańczy, cukru kandyzowanego, żelaza, drewna i starego oleju (?) ;
ciało średnie, wysoko nasycone, z goryczkowym finiszem;
krótka owocowa słodycz przechodzi w aż gorzki cukier kandyzowany, długa wysoka karmelowa goryczka;
średnie piwko, choć ma bardzo ciekawy aromat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angel77 (2350) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 12, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2016 Botella 33 cl tomada en el Lupulo Junio 2012. (r1378). Fcpref febrero 2013. 6.2 vol suaves con ligeros sabores maltosos algo dulces. Normal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (875) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2016

Medium aroma of malts, Belgian yeast, grain, orange and hops.

Turbid/opaque golden/amber beer with heavy yeast and with a slight/medium off-white head.

Starts medium sweet with malts, Belgian yeast and orange; ends slightly bitter and dry with grain and hops.

This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. The head disappears quickly however and the flavour could have had more depth. The more than usual amounts of hop for a Belgian Ale are what make this beer however.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OllieBBommel (1448) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle@home. Appearance: clear golden with white head. Aroma: malt, hops. Taste:malt, bitter. Palate: lasting body, medium carbonation. Overall: nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (918) - MOns, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2016
robe blonde, reflets dorés mousse crémeuse. Nez sur le houblon, les agrumes, la minéralité, le pamplemousse rose. Bouche ŕ l’attaque fraîche, houblonnnée, de la tension, une finale sur l’amertume du pamplemousse tout en restant équilibrée. Une belle bičre de soif, une bičre d’été.

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