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

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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed especially for the Shelton Brothers “The Festival” 2013 in Portland, ME.

Limited kegs and 75cl bottles productions. Not to be confused with the regular XX Bitter.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Msdrbeat (466) - East Lansing, USA - JUL 2, 2016
On tap at The Sovereign. Slightly cloudy appearance. Belgian aroma with good hop character.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
llkc (1532) - århus, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2016
Duft svag duft citrus lidt græs malt, smag citrus malt frisk bitter eftersmag lidt grøn

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdKing (2391) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle from Dranken Geers. Rich golden hazy to opaque amber with a large fluffy white head which dissipates to thin, lacing up the sides of the glass with foam. Nose is rich golden toasted grains, toasted French bread, bitter, fruity hop. The hop is floral, very grassy, citrusy and with something exotic like lychee or kiwi mixed in with nettle. Some Belgian yeast ester in the nose too, with very subtle shades of banana and ripe fruit. I’ve not tasted it alongside XX Bitter but I suspect the malt is richer and more robust, but could be wrong. On the taste its a base of golden grains, otasted grains, sweetness, French bread and then the bitteness quicks in quickly with grapefruit acidics, nettle, lots of grassiness, and something floral or tropical. The bitterness lingers on the tongue. Balance is beautiful in this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Serapac (359) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle from Beermania. Murky orange, large creamy head. Aroma yeast, hops. Taste: immediate super dry attack, lasting until long finish, gradually adds grapefruit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregNC (104) - - MAY 7, 2016
On tap. Pours a yellow / golden ale, very low white head. Nose is medium, and mainly yeasty. Taste of grain and yeast. Texture is medium, low carbonation, bitterness is progressive from medium to strong in the end.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cagou007 (1039) - FRANCE - MAY 7, 2016
On tap at Paris Beer Week 3-- Pours hazy golden with thin white head. Nose is yeasty. Aromas are sweet malts, fruits,herbal and spicy hops. Average carbonation, medium body. Long fruity and bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmahut (1843) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 25, 2016
Zythos 2016. Pours in pale body with medium head. Aroma has citrus upfront, little bit grassy. Taste has higher bitterness with grassy sweetness, lemon, zest, well balanced. Body is full, medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (3100) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 23, 2016
Bottle. Hazy yellow color with big white head. Aroma is floral hops, spicy peppery yeasts. Taste is hay, grass, floral hops, oily mouthfeel. Bitter finish. Beautiful.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kauge (1591) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 13, 2016
Bottle from Sip in Tallinn (was around € 10). BB 2021. Didn’t write down much, but the overall impression was: grassy (raw) bitter and fruity, very dry and nearly aggressively carbonated. Luckily, the mild sweetness kinda manages to bury the raw hop character. Very nice anyway.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (3005) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 8, 2016
Bottle, shared by kauge thanks. Pours golden with whiteish head. Aroma is fruity, citrus, cucumber, apricots. Flavor is sweet and bitter, citrus, apricots, malt, Finish is dry bitterness. Overall: very good.


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