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

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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielecamo (798) - ITALY - JUN 10, 2015
In bottiglia da 75cl. Aroma speziato, frutta gialla, erbaceo, erba appena tagliata. Al palato gasatura un pò eccessiva, poi sentori di speziato, pepato, erba appena tagliata, resinoso e finale molto amaro senza perdere bilanciamento.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (6838) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2015
I love love the xx bitter, so was pretty excitable to see this .. Opened at the Nguyen baby shower .. Hazy gold Amber .. Lots of splattered foam ., hay, dried grass, mild earthy yeast, and bitterness .. Not as subtle as the regular offering, but still nice, I’d take the xx bitter over this .. . . It’s a mirage, it’s sabotage

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joakgust (1115) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden yellow beer with a large white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of caramel, citrus, peaches, oranges, spices and apricots. Flavor is fruity with notes of citrus, grapefruit, peaches, spices and grass. Well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1426) - Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle; Pour is murky light gold, with a two finger, fine bubbled white head into this glass. It retains fairly well, with sticky lacing presence here. The nose is a floral bouquet, with grassy hops, spent grain is there as well. The flavor profile is hop bitter indeed - grassy, bready malts, feint pepper spice, floral notes with a touch of lactic here. This was a fun attempt, but it just doesn’t quite work out for me

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oliodnb (533) - ITALY - MAY 12, 2015
75cl bottle shared. Pours light hazy golden with one finger of white head that leaves some lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet malts, yeast, spices and, some flowery note. Taste starts similar almost immediately overwhelmed by a lot of vegetal hoppy bitterness. Strong, very long bitter aftertaste, dry finish. Medium body, lively carbonation. Did I say this thing is bitter?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (3092) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2015
ath zythos beer festival along with Yves golden blond colored body with a white head and with a spicy yeast hops aroma a hop fruity bitter taste with a bitter finish

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2537) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2015
Shared with wim at Zythos bierfestival 2015. Clear blond colored beer with small white head and only few carbonation. Yeasty hopped aroma. Full slightly sparkling palate. Finish is is hopped very bitter and bit dry ending.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (3609) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 12, 2015
750ml bottle picked up in Japan. Pours out a hazy straw color topped with a small head. Nose is floral hops belg yeast and a nice spice. Taste is more of the heavy floral notes spice is heavy and a good belg kick.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Zita (5490) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 2, 2015
old hoppy aroma,yellow,clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, old hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (3015) - FINLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle. Clear golden, whitish head. Grassyness, herbal and hoppy notes in aroma. Bitter grapefruity and piney forresty notes in taste. Some fruityness and maltyness later on with a long bitter finish.


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