RichTheVillan (2121) - West Midlands, - NOV 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Belgium in a Box; pours straw yellow substantial white frothy head, yeasty grassy aroma, yeast taste with a citrus hop background some clove and spice, delightful.
mike_77 (2723) - NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy pale blond. Hoppy aroma, also a bit soapy. Flavour is pleasantly crisp dry and bitter with citrusy edge. Good session beer.
Joakgust (762) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Semi hazy blond beer with a large white head. Aroma is spicy with notes of cloves, pears, apricots and esters. Flavor is fruity with notes of citrus, apricots, pears and herbs. Dry refreshing yet warming mouthfeel.
Benderone (14) - FRANCE - APR 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille 33cl de chez saveur biere, servie dans un verre Teku. D’apparence trouble et dorée, joli col de mousse blanche, abondante et stable. Bonne carbonation. Nez sur les céréales, la levure et les fleurs de houblon. Au palais, corps moyen, belle amertume astringeante, finale assez sèche et plutôt fleurie. Goût métallique en fin de bouche, persistant. Breuvage très correct.
SamTheBarrel (316) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml green paper-wrapped bottle, poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is hazy goldenrod yellow with a medium sized off-white head that quickly dissipated, leaving a little lacing. Aroma of lemon and orange peels, banana and pears. Flavours of lemon and orange peels, banana, pears, toast and a hint of herbs and spices. Taste is light sweet and medium-heavy bitter. Palate is medium bodied, soft texture and average carbonation. Invigorating and indeed like the label hints more bitter than your average Belgian Ale. The name "XX Bitter" on the label however looks a bit tacky and makes you think of moonshine. Overall a good ale with classic style typical Belgian yeast characteristics.
EithCubes (4623) - New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Well, a monster gusher, but I managed to catch it in time. Nose of sunny pils malt dwarfed by the rainbow sweetness of rock candy and some spicy yeast character. Pours bright golden with unavoidable yeast sediment and heavy carbonation, thin soapy white head . Full and airy body with strong carbonation, but does not lend refreshment or classic crispness. Relatively dry with nice low-level malt, but the strong bitterness is of a mineral and somewhat metallic character, coats the tongue like chalk and blots out everything else. Strange so think I’d ask for softer water in a bitter-focused beer, but there it is.
PeterZD (7) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice blond beer. Not too strong in alcohol content. It is described as the most bitter beer of belgium, so i was bit worried. But it is no nice, tingling bitterness, which made my tong tingle long after i took a sip. Really good one.
Brandman (1992) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Semihazy golden body, offwhite head. Aroma is very hoppy and noble. Quite fresh and yeasty. Flavour has hard noble hoppiness and yeastiness. Sharp and floury palate.
crlnts (59) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
White head, big bubbles, little retention. Gold, not really hazy. Bitterness overpowering. A bit too dimensional for my taste. Medicinal nose and aroma - from the yeast. Can taste the malt. Light body. Dry and bitter aftertaste, sharp.
g_georgiou (143) - CYPRUS - MAR 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow body, white head. Citrus, floral, peach. Taste is sweet with bitter finish.
Trappist1 (349) - Diest, BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark golden color with an off-white head. very rich hop bitterness in the nose. Taste is highly bitter, dry and has bit of roasted nuts. Great long bitter aftertaste, very dry. Great bitter beer.