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

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RATINGS: 1287   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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmschefke (571) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2009
11.2oz bottle. Pours a pale slightly hazy gold with medium white head, fair lacing. Carbonation is a bit lively, but doesn’t have the creamy character of Orval. Aroma dominated by citrus hops, yeast, grass, and spices. Flavor matches well, but carbonation throws it off too much, almost has a soda pop carbonation that I do not find that pleasant. I will have to come back to this eventually out of the 750ml or draft.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larryLSB (464) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JUL 1, 2015
750 bottle purchased at Bootlegger in Paris, cloudy golden, good sized almost white head. Mild nose of citrus, bitter taste. Nice an refreshing on a hot Paris day.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (521) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUN 29, 2015
On tap @IPA - La Cervecería del Millón de IBUs, 27/06/2015 Color amarillo, aroma malta levadura, sabor espciado, cuerpo medio

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (186) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 28, 2015
Draught. Pours hazy yellow with a mostly lasting foamy white head. Aroma of citrus, some light spice, hay, bread, grassy. Taste is of citrus fruits, melon, hint of apple, some spice on the finish. Medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation. Lovely

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with a nice white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, yeast, fruit and spice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (4111) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 25, 2015
12 oz. bottle. It pours a nice light golden color with a frothy white head. Pretty clear, but not perfectly so. The aroma is very mild and bready with some lightly toasted grains, nice soft notes of grass, hay and florals. Maybe some hints of lemongrass and melon. The flavor is strongly bitter. Lots of earthy, floral bitterness to go along with mildly toasted grain, and a dry, spicy yeast character. High, prickly carbonation which makes it slightly frothy on the palate. It finishes bone dry with strong floral bitterness and hints of toasted grain and hay. Really pleasant stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttoadee (921) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Medium yellow pour, meringue white head, steady lace. Hops grab your nose from the moment you pour this one; hay lurks in the background. Middle is that light kilned Pilsner malt, with soft, chewy hop flowers. Finish is long, resinous and bitter. This one is all about the hops in their various incarnations; great craftsmanship.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4375) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Tap. The look is clear, yellowish colored, lacing white head. The smell is floral, hay, straw, slight barn, hops, a lot going on. The taste is bitter, biting, floral, fir, pine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (1717) - ESTONIA - JUN 12, 2015
Hazy yellow beer, medium white head with thin retention. Nose is hops, citrus, toasty malt. Flavor lots of hops and citric notes mixed with malt, wheat, fruit. Finishes pretty dry with lots of herbal hoppy bitterness. Palate is oily to very dry. Hops in the aroma and flavor have a nice spicy edge to them.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yannoucdb (3) - - JUN 11, 2015 does not count
Bue en bouteille. Biere blonde dorée et trouble. Nez sur la levure et la fleur de houblon. Goût légèrement fruité et fortement amer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickel (611) - - JUN 11, 2015
Good bitter belgian ale. Aroma and taste is typical for this style but bitterness is very intensive


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