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

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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (19926) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2014
Keg at Pressklubben, Stockholm. Hazy golden, small head. Rich aroma of grassy hops. Dry and lightly fruity with medium body and firm, vital mouthfeel. Lots of grassy hops, notes of grain and marzipan. Long bitter finish. Superbly drinkable and elegant.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1768) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, light tropical and stone fruit, floral notes. Tastes of citrus fruit and peel, bitter and piney notes, light tropical fruit, floral notes. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (8256) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2014
Sampled @ Finest Spirits and Beer Convention Bochum 2014: Trübes goldenes Bier mit schöner weißer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr grasig, hopfig, frisch. Geschmack bitter grasig, hopfig, frisch.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiammanghilla (645) - Genova, ITALY - OCT 19, 2014
Spina @ la notte della mummia. Chiara con schiuma non troppo persistente. Molto amara, secca. Luppolo evidente ma non invadente. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4288) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Clear yellow colour with a medium to large white head. Smells like a pub on Stratumseind where lots of these alternative/metal guys gather after smoking some marihuana, after making abstract dance moves to their devillish metal music in their poster decorated dorm rooms. Sweaty, pilsener, urinal, marihuana. Tastes bitter, grassy hops, marihuana. Thin to medium body, nice crisp carbo.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ansjelaah (1505) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle @benzai with benzai and dutchdrebus. Clear golden color with a white head. Smells pils, some wheat, yeast. Tastes malts, bitter, pils, boring.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (8908) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah. Clear golden color, full sized rough white head that lasts for a long time. Aroma is malts, a bit yeasty, European hops. Taste the same: malts, yeasty, European hops, decently bitter, especially in the aftertaste. Average body, medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14104) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2014
On tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Clear gold slight haze. Fresh light grapefruit aroma. Touch of soap in flavour. Almost a little watery in the pale malts. Good hops yes good bitterness yes drinkable yes. But lacking a little hop backbone. The hops are balanced and supported ok it?s just a tad watery in the mouthfeel which is amazing to get away with normally beers this hoppy but with little malt flounder but this is good. Just think it may be better with more malt. Hops are excellent though

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mile (3118) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle. Light golden, hazy, average to large and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, faint fruitiness, some grassy - herbal hoppyness. Body is medium, malty - lightly wheaty and dryish flavor, faint fruitiness and toffee, grassy hoppyness. Finish is average to long, malty - faintly wheaty and dryish, lots of grassy - herbal hoppyness. Nice one, but not as good as regular XX. This one is softer/lightly sweeter with light notes of wheat and faint toffee.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (1955) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2014
Draught@Moeder Lambic 08/2014. Maybe it’s the keg, but this version didn’t taste all that more bitter to me than the bottled XX a couple of years ago. Pours green-inflected honey yellow. Grassy and bready aromas are well tucked away in a near-elegant malt body, with green and grassy, herbal hops permeating all the way, although never tasting dank or palate-numbing. Not much particular yeast finesse here as in XX. Fruity malt notes and some shy citrus rind make for very easy quaffing. Gentle, monodimensional De Ranke overall - interesting this should be a US export only .


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