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

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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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.


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hopverdju (609) - BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2016
75cl fles. Helder blond bier met wandklevend fijn wit schuim. Geur: Sulfer, niet zo frisse geur. Met wat zuurstof verdwijnt dit gelukkig. Smaak: wat aards, bitter. Afdronk: bitter, lang. Ik ben fan van de XX Bitter maar dit was teleurstellend. Deze moet en zal ik zeker herproeven!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lore (2098) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 2, 2016
hazy yellow colour, huge off-white head; aroma of floral notes, bread, some citruses fruitiness and coriander; taste is the same with intensive bitterness - similarly to the XX version: would be better with a bit less intensive hoppy bitterness

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
axl (539) - Lund, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2015
750ml bottle. Semi-clear golden with three finger airy white head. Descrete floral hoppy aroma with citrus, grass and hay. Taste is very bitter with plenty of grapefruit and citrus zest, bitter lemon and grapefruit, grass and straw. Medium, slightly rough from the bitterness, mouthfeel, medium-light carbonation and strong bitter aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hikeg (267) - - DEC 17, 2015
Moderate malty, heavy hoppy. Apple, pear, white wine, pepper. Good lacing. Medium body, heavy astringent.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2015
From notes on 9/15/15. I actually liked the XX more. Yes, this beer is more bitter, but I’m not getting the sweetness that I got from XX, which I liked. Still, pretty tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
JimmyBoy74 (594) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2015
75 cl systembolaget. En helt ok öl med klassisk belgisk jästsmak och fällning. Trots detta gillar jag den

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (3304) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2015
Cloudy yellow with a medium white head. Hoppy and fruity tones. Fruit, spices, malt and hops. Medium body with a nice bitter / spicy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1880) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2015
750ml bottle at home, 5th December 15. Bottled April 2015. Pours a hazy straw colour, nice neat head, not over carbonated as I thought it could be. The aroma is hay, yeast, green hops, funk, floral notes. Taste is a perfect mix a bitter, hoppy, grass, hay, yeasty delight. Lingering bitterness with a slight caramel finish in the mouth. Lovely. De Ranke do these beers so well

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (6164) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2015
Big bottle from web SB cons 2015-12-04 Gäteborg AR: really sour, farmhouse, gooseberries, citrus AP: clear coppery, high lively fluffy chemical white F: sharp carbonation, sharp yeastineess, farmhouse, citrus, bitter,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Turtles (1897) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2015
750ml bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy golden, long lastning white head, good lacing. Yeast and citrus nose. Smooth and bitter mouthfeel. Some floral bitterness, belgo yeast, mid-hoppy with citrus notes.


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