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


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RATINGS: 1315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaghana (4840) - Strasbourg (Alsace), - JUL 7, 2010
Bottle 33cl. A cloudy yellow beer with white head and big particles. Smell is very citrus and yeast like. Aroma is fruity and typically Belgian yeast, very sweet, very bitter at the finish. The agrume is too present, not a great beer, anyway this beer is not a Belgian one but more an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Excalibur123 (289) - Soria, SPAIN - OCT 13, 2015
Vierte amarillo oro con media corona de espuma blanca de burbuja fina y ligera retención; aromas a levadura belga, azúcar Candy, pera y galleta; en boca entrada ligera con amargor medio, que se acentúa en el retrogusto, notas herbales y a lúpulo, pos gusto corto, seco y bastante astringente, cuerpo ligero con carbónico medio, el amargor está descompensado y cuesta beberla.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopverdju (9) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2015 does not count
Blond. Groene frisse hopgeur. Smaak: leuke bittere hopbeet. Met het zweempje zoet een goeie balans. Afdronk: droog, bitter & lang. Heerlijk!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bawelt (137) - Lyon, FRANCE - OCT 11, 2015
Houblon pur et dur : herbal à 100%. Nez houblonné. Peu d’alcool, bière sèche et désaltérante (un bonheur en été j’imagine). Arrière légèrement agrumes peut-être.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vincentvega72 (101) - - OCT 8, 2015
Troebel goudblond bier met oranje gloed. Rijke witte schuimkraag die wel gelijk wegebt. Aroma van appelsien, citrus, mout, graan. Vol van smaak. Romig, licht fruitig met heerlijke bittere afdronk. Gezien het etiket xx bitter had ik hem iets bitterder verwacht. Wel een klasse bier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Listigovers (548) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2015
Bottle. Talk about craft. Cloudy golden beer. Flavor is massive, very dry mouth feel, legitimately dries out your tongue. Medium bodied, slightly funky to go with the intense bitterness. Beautiful!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (1117) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle from Mitsuya’s. Pours a slightly hazy medium gold with a medium sized white head that lingers. Very saison-like yeast nose with some lemon, citrus and grass. Medium to spritzy carbonation with a medium body. Some sweetness on the front but the bitterness kicks in on the back. Dry saison-like finish. This is basically a hopped up bitter saison. Great stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ludos68 (9) - - SEP 28, 2015 does not count
Ottima birra con un amaro tagliente e che non ti abbandona fino al prossimo sorso. Al naso si capitano sentori floreali, erbacei, e leggermente agrumati. In bocca si sente il malto ma poi è l’amaro che domina.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puredelusion (161) - Lviv, UKRAINE - SEP 26, 2015
0,33 bottle. Pours hazy deep yellow/orange color with medium, mostly lasting white head. Great head lacing. Aroma is earthy, hints of grass, citrus, yeast. Flavor is high bitter, medium sweet. Finish is long and strong bitter, notes of citrus. Medium carbonation, medium unclear body with large particles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Craftmember (35) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle at the ’volle pot ’cafe Brussels. It poured a misty light gold with a thin white head. Lovely aroma of floral hops, white pepper, a bit yeasty, an almost saison like smell, with fruity esters from belgian yeast It’s got fizzy carbonation, but not disturbingly so, a very long, dry bitter aftertaste, lightly doughy, bread too, hints of fruit, but very beautiful bitter overall ofcourse. A nice oily bitter mouthfeel with a dry aftermath... This is a beautiful revolution that succeeded! De Ranke....what a brewery!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (2347) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2015
Bottle (6.0% ABV) from The Beerhive. Hazy golden body with a thin white head. Faint lacing. Aroma of dusty malt, lemon and green leaves. Flavour of pear, boozy apricot, bitter hops and faint spices. Dry, bitter finish. Medium body with a frothy mouthfeel. Lively fizz. Crisp and fresh. Very nice.

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