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


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RATINGS: 1270   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (1484) - Ängelholm, - JUN 10, 2014
@ Havregatan. Bottle (750 ml) from Systembolaget (65:-). Hoppy and fruity with yeasty notes, some spicy notes as well, grass, heavy bitter, medium body and oily texture. Aftertaste is dry and bitter with yeasty notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (191) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2015
Cette bière ne pourrait pas passer pour autre chose que ce qu’elle est: une Belge! Blonde à l’imposante architecture mousseuse et au nez classique de ces levures Belges qu’on reconnaîtrait sans hésiter parmi toutes, cette bière est réellement fidèle au style.Petites fleurs révélant leur doux parfum printanier dans un champ de blé où fond tranquillement petite neige, voilà un nez qui me plaît! Aurais-je décelé une note poivrée? Mon palais me confirme que oui. C’est en effet un peu poivré, bien acidulé et d’une jolie rondeur. La bière est effectivement amère mais l’amertume n’attaque pas dès l’entrée en bouche; elle s’installe plutôt à mi-palais pour s’accrocher derrière la langue et y rester longtemps, très longtemps. Très bel équilibre entre la douceur du pain, l’amertume et le poivre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jvhemert (346) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle at the Falling Rock Tap Denver. AROMA: farmyard, lemon, hops TASTE: very bitter OVERALL: balanced aromas of hops and malt, too bitter for my taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beermaris (31) - - MAY 3, 2015
Strong aroma, golden appearance. Verry very (xx) bitter. Overshadows other adpectd of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alusmamuts (792) - LATVIA - MAY 3, 2015
Golden hazy with medium white head. Bitter aroma. Some sweet and sour, bitter watery, but followed by very good bitterness, which lasts long.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrJoller (88) - ITALY - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle. Silky smooth head, deep golden color. Aroma is sweetish and reminds of cereal. At taste hops bitterness is overwhelming with a "green" character with a little malty sweetness noted at first. Great with pork and grilled meat

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1328) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 26, 2015
On tap at Biercab. Golden colour with white head. Yeast and spices aroma. Yeast, spices, citric, hoppy, bitter taste. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (1287) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 25, 2015
0,33L bottle (from Sip, Tallinn). Pours golden with huge off-white head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is very sweet, sugar, fresh fruits, peach. Flavor is sweet and bitter, fruits, peach, herbal notes, citrus. Finish is long dry bitter with some lingering sweetness. Overall: good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ineedbeer (1038) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
330 ml bottle with a best by date of July 2018. Aroma is slightly sweet with some faint caramel and lightly toasted bread, but otherwise the malt profile is cereal. Light floral hop notes with a bit of a spicy, herbal note. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a rocky, white head, about an inch tall that exhibits alright retention as it falls into itself. Light lacing and small legs. Flavor is also slightly sweet with hints of caramel and toasted bread, but mostly cereal and crackers. Moderately strong bitterness with a moderate woodsy, herbal, spicy hop note that is slightly rough. Dry finish. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright beer with a decent malt profile, but the hops are definitely not my preferred type with too much wood and spice notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seynie (223) - Tienen, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2015
Hazy straw with a decent but not lasting head. Hops in the nose and it dominates the taste. A bit floral but mainly bitter. Well crafted but a bit too one sided. Long entertaining dry and bitter finish, some white sugar there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hallstein (235) - Skogn, NORWAY - APR 13, 2015
Pours a hazy straw colour with a nice meringue-like head. Aroma clearly has a good hop presence, with some spicy, grassy, floral aromas coming through. Flavor is grassy, straw-like with some herbal qualities to it. Nice and balanced with quite a dry, lingering finish. Quite a good brew.

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