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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2004
Nice, clean, crisp tasting brew. A fine representation of the Belgian Saison style. Also gos well with muscle relaxers.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
salvaticas (577) - - 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

2.7
   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.

3.7
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (3046) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2016
Tåkete lys brun med fingerhøyt hvitt skum. Luktet sitrus og frukt, gjær, lett karamell. Middels fylde og bitterhet. Tydelig karamell og noe gjær. Lang.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PlutonowyMan (449) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puren (677) - Starogard Gd., POLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Prezentacja:
zamglone, złote, bardzo obfita piana od razu opada do obrączki nie zdobiąc szkła;
Aromat:
mechaniczna pomarańcza - mieszanina rześkiej pomarańczy, cukru kandyzowanego, żelaza, drewna i starego oleju (?) ;
Odczucie:
ciało średnie, wysoko nasycone, z goryczkowym finiszem;
Smak:
krótka owocowa słodycz przechodzi w aż gorzki cukier kandyzowany, długa wysoka karmelowa goryczka;
Ogólnie:
średnie piwko, choć ma bardzo ciekawy aromat.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angel77 (2348) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (872) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2016

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

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

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

Overall:
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.

3.5
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (905) - MOns, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2016
robe blonde, reflets dorés mousse crémeuse. Nez sur le houblon, les agrumes, la minéralité, le pamplemousse rose. Bouche à l’attaque fraîche, houblonnnée, de la tension, une finale sur l’amertume du pamplemousse tout en restant équilibrée. Une belle bière de soif, une bière d’été.


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