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

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanLaursen (3084) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2014
Flaske, 75 cl. Mørkegul, lavt hvidt skum. Grøn, krydret, let astringerende aroma med noter af græs, hø, blomster, gær, citron og klassiske europæiske humler. Tør, bitter finish , men ikke for bitter og med en sødme i malten, som skaber god balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (3928) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Comes together pretty well with light bitterness and some floral hops. Musky aroma. Light bitter and somewhat astringent. Pours cloudy orange with ok head and lacing. Soft carbonation. Tap at Churchkey.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jorn69 (934) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
@ Nedre Mölla. Bottle (750 ml) from Systembolaget (89:-). Malty and quite yeasty with herbs, hay/straw, moderate sweet and heavy bitter, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and bitter. A bit too much bitterness in my opinion.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1379) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2014
Pours hazy orange with a massive frothy white head. Aromas of stable, hay, urine, grapefruit, herbs, spices, bitter lemon. Taste is hay, grapefruit, herbs, spices, citrus, hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is sprightly with high carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11111) - DENMARK - JUL 1, 2014
DØE, 14. Hazy dark yellow with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop and yeast. Flavour is malt, fruit, hop, yeast, spicy, medium bitter and a little sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20308) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bottled@PBF IX. Hazy golden colour, small white head. Aroma is herbal, some bitter hops, mild acidic notes, wood and some spices. Flavour is grassy, herbal, mild toffee and a quite long and nice aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6166) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
75 cl bottle @ PBF IX.
Pours hazy golden color with a large bubbly white head. Soapy aroma, hops, grass and yeast. Lemony fruits and yeast on the flavor, some spice notes, grass and gooseberries, mild hay also. Very nice and aggressive brew, refreshing summer brew.
3345

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle 750ml (PBF IX)
Yellow color, small white head. Green, grassy hoppyness in the nose. Medium-bodied. Like XX Bitter it is quite bitter brew. Kind of "green" and grapefruity hoppyness. Long lingering bitterness. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
750 ml bottle @ PBF IX. Pours a golden colour with a white small head. Aroma of floral hops, noble hops and herbal notes. Rich flavour of noble hop bitterness, floral notes, pale malts and herbs. Some citrusy notes. Medium bodied and a long, lingering bitter, dry, hoppy finish. Lovely bitterness and with good balance. A vertical tasting with XX Bitter would be interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5653) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2014 75 cl bottle @ PBF ?, BBE 19.02.2019 Aroma is quite mild with grassy hops and some fruity tones (apricot?). Flavour has grassy hops. Balanced, but I expected this to be much more aggressive. Does not differ from XX that much.
7+4+8+3+16=3.8

Draught @ In De Wildeman
Aroma has soapy fruits and hints of herbal hops. Flavour is hoppy with grass, herbs and some citrusy fruits. Perhaps a bit more aggressive on hops than the bottle, but still no big differences with XX. 7+3+8+3+16=3.7


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