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

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RATINGS: 1245   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (1296) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (1677) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAR 1, 2015
33cl bottle from cerveteca Lisboa. Hazy gold appearance. Nice medium head. High bitterness. Wasn’t expecting this bitterness, it’s nice! Medium body. Aroma is floral, yeasty, light fruit. Nice season beer!

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sam25 (5) - - FEB 28, 2015 does not count
Bottle poured into chalice glass at home. This is a really good and different Belgian ale. Not hugely strong flavours but a nice bitter taste mixed with a slight sweetness. Definitely not too dry at all. A very good light beer that seems to go under the radar a little compared to other Belgians. Could definitely drink a few of these!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (1162) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
330ml bottle. pours clear gold with quite a large pillowy white head. aroma is bitter, dry hops, a little yeast and some zesty fruits. nice dry bitter hops. smooth. medium carbonation and a fruity finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
artemb (16) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - FEB 18, 2015
Aroma: green melon, green herbs, witbier notes, flowers, dry perfume. Taste: herb bitterness, some harsheness. Light sourness in the aftertaste and long non-hop bitterness (medicinal plants). Overall this is a light blond ale with pleasant aroma and unbalanced bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hamirubi (88) - BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2015
My kind of hoppy beer (yet, only 65 EBU). Almost American style bitter beer. Great drink when you are thirsty. Citrus hints, light palate.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ned33137 (7) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - FEB 17, 2015 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2015 Very nice bitter ale. Real bitter, but with taste of fruits and dry non-bitter aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (478) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 16, 2015
Golden color with big white head. Aroma is fruit esters, banana, tropical fruits, spices. Taste is lots of more fruits and heavily bitter. Not as aggressive as many other Belgian Ales. Very nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (1406) - NORWAY - FEB 16, 2015
From tap at Au Soleil, Brussels, 16.02.15. Hazy straw colour. Hoppy aroma of tropical fruits, citrus and banan. Similar taste with bitter grapefruit. Refreshing and interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (893) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle poured. Pours a sparkly gold color with a short fizz head. Really dry belgian beer here, with some white grape, and light lemon flavor. Has some light spice to it as well. I’m usually not a big fan of the super dry beers, but this one makes it work really well. Crisp finish. Fun stuff. Glad I tried this.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Moravius (691) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2015
Flasche (33 cl) von Grebhan’s, Bremen. - Helles Orangegelb, trüb, enorme Schaumbildung. - In der Nase knackig scharfer grasig-harziger Hopfen, dahinter obergärige belgische Hefe. - Im Antrunk enorm frisch und scharf bitter, ein wenig fruchtig-säuerlich (Pampelmusenschale). Schmeckt so wie eine Handvoll Hopfenpellets riecht. SEHR bitter. Trotzdem ist noch etwas Platz für helles, leicht crackerartiges Malz. Unerwartet trocken, was den Genuß noch steigert. Im Abgang enorm starke, lang anhaltende und sehr aromatische Hopfenbittere. - Großartiges Bier, das die ganze Kraft und Fülle des Hopfens einfängt. Eine Ausnahmeerscheinung unter den belgischen Bieren.


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