RateBeer
overall
98
100
style
Brewed by Brouwerij De Ranke
Style: Belgian Ale
Dottignies/Dottenijs, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sissio (524) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAY 12, 2014
Clear pale golden, rocky white head citric, hops, some cereals, simple malts, freshness light refreshing maltiness, citruses, malts, a bitter ending which evolves without getting overwelming in the aftertaste

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElManana (204) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2014
On draft @DeHeeren Van Liederkerke. Pours golden, with a nice white head. Taste is quite refreshing, good bitter aftertaste. Not bad!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10186) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle. golden colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, hop, pine, grass. Flavour is dry, malt, hop, sugar, pine, grass. Bitter finish. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (854) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2014
shared bottle. poured a hazy golden colour with a white head. lot of hops, grass, lemons, biscuit malts, grapefruit, grapefruit, crisp mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (3679) - GERMANY - APR 30, 2014
(bottle) pours a murky golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of straw, floral hops, light lemons and physalis, some black pepper and wheat. flavour is heavy herbal hops, some chamomile and mint, with hints of straw, talcum powder and peanuts. medium- to heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ambro206 (90) - ITALY - APR 29, 2014
La luppolatura dona aromi fruttati alla birra perfettamente bilanciati da una importante maltazione. Ne risulta una birra estremamente bilanciato e con un finale lungo e piacevole.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10689) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
Capped 750 from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours translucent gold with a white head. Fruity aroma. Med body. Flavor is earthy, yeasty, fruity. And quite bitter. Even a bit wine. Quite tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6300) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours blonde with a transient white head and a fruity banana aroma. There is a very bitter malt pale malt flavor with a dry earthy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (2852) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2014
On tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Hazy gold pour with lacy white head. Aroma of sticky, resinous hops, biscuity belgian pils malt, tons of peppery belgian hop. Taste is hoppy, very grassy hopppiness, black pepper, fresh bready maltiness. Palate is med bodied with stong carbonation. Easy drinking belgian ale, nice hops.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (1247) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2014
Butelka 33cl. OCZY : piwo jest żółto-złote. Ma sporą piane o kolorze białym. NOS : zapach piwa jest dosyć typowy dla belgijskiego ejla : świeży zapach twarogowy z nutami owoców takich jak morela, cytrusy i banan. Ale to wszystko w tyle bo na przodzie dominują mocne aromaty chmielowe takie jak skorki cytrusowe, pieprz, zioła. USTA : mocno gazowane piwo o średnim nasyceniu. Kremowe w ustach. Szybko dominuje gorzki chmiel. Podstawa słodowa to nuty przypominające krakersy i czerstwy chleb. Można tez dodać delikatną kwaśność śmietany jak i zarazem jej oleistość. Pierwsze "skrzypce" gra chmielowa gorzkość. Ziołowa i cytrusowa. Trochę pomiędzy pestką od grejpfruta i jabłka. Gdzieś z tyłu można wyczuć coś jak pokrzywa. Posmak jest cierpki i gorzki i trochę parzy. ODCZUCIA : typowe piwo dla browaru De Ranke. Bezkompromisowa gorycz na świetnej podstawie. Nasycenie i nagazowanie jak zawsze perfekt. Piwo pije się łatwo i jest niesamowicie orzeźwiające. Proszę je nie mylić z saksońskim IPA bo to, że ma dużo chmielu i goryczy to nie wystarczy by je włożyć do tego samego koszyka. OCENA : smak : 7/10 pijalność : 8/10


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50