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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1558) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Aroma: average bread malts, light dough. Appearance: cloudy light yellow, small creamy white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: medium body, long bitter finish. Overall: very nice Belgian Ale, nice palate, light sour in aroma. Pint at the GBBF 2014, Kensington.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (4000) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Keg at 2014 GBBF. Saturday dregs tick and run. Hazed golden straw with a big frothy white head. Aroma is fresh, floral hop, Belgian yeast and straw. Flavour is clean straw, Belgian yeast, clean and fresh. Bitter earthy bitterness. Palate is light and effervescent. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (6410) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2014
Draught @ Moeder Lambic,Fontainas. Pours yellow with a white head, leaving some lacing. Aroma of malt, hops, grass and citrus. Flavor is malt, rather bitter grassy hops, flowers, citrus. Medium body, soft carbonation, lasting bitter finish. 310714

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2014
75 cl bottle thanks to Kusabusa! (not on ratebeer). Sampled on August 10, 2014.
A bit hazy golden color, flussy white head. Hoppy, bitter, grassy, grape peel taste. Bitter aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Hoppy, grassy scent.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (2202) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2014
Tap at Moeder Lambic. Soapy lemon, light sweetness, great bitterness. Like a more intense xx bitter, but quite soft. A goodun.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crlnts (347) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 2, 2014
On tap at Moeder Lambic. Hazy golden, small white head. Dry and bitter. Earthy hops.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zekada (269) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget. Smell is sweet and fresh. Has notes of wheat and flowers. Pours pale orange with a large white head. Taste is bitter and malty and has tones of grapefruit and oranges. Palate is very fresh and smooth. Overall a very nice beer

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilsnerrogge (2538) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2014
Bottled:
Pours hazy pale orange with a large head.
Aroma is floral hops, orange juice and grapefruit.
The taste is more floral hops, orange juice and LOADS of bitter grapefruit. Really bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (3427) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2014
Draught @ Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels. Pours hazy golden with airy but stable white head. Clear aroma of hops, malt, flowers and yeast, with some fruity notes. Bitter, intensely hoppy flavour, complemented by subtle fruity, malty and estery touches. Lingering, bitter aftertaste. Really decent but tastes more like a very good mixture of a Plisener and an IPA rather than a Belgian Ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gaultier (507) - SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2014
@ Nedre Mölla 9/7-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Malty, some hops. Taste: Malty, bitter, some hops, herbal. Body is medium, the finish is dry with high bitterness.


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