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

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RATINGS: 248   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (3370) - 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 (1917) - 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 (6242) - 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 (1981) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tlyx (91) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2015
Jästig doft med toner av pulverkaramell. Lätt kropp med tydlig beska. En aning karamell men sötman håller sig i bakgrunden. Beskan hänger kvar länge.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5495) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Pours hazy gold into a tulip. Bright white head with good retention recedes leaving soapy lacing. Skunky resin aromas. Crisp with bread, hay and caramel upfront turning to bitter pith and resin in the abrupt finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (2711) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2015
Pours hazy hayishly yellow with low white head Aromas of hay, belgo yeast, sour citrusy fruits, mandarins Taste has bitter herbal hoppyness, hay, wheat, citrus. High carbonation, medium bitterness, dry

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SaintMatty (6805) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2015
750ml Bottle - Hazy golden with a white head. Lemon, peach and some grapefruit zest in the aroma. Bitter, zesty and tangy taste with grapefruit, lemon, yeast, peach and some floral notes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (4051) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2015
Pours hazy golden with fairly tall white head. Aroma of honey, citrus, light herbs, hay and funk. Taste is fairly rich bitter with a fruity undertone. Lingering bitter finish. Light, smooth body with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidmartinek (4664) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Pale, translucent, bright goldl color. No head ever. Smells natural and like belgian yeast but not danky. Flavor is bitter with minimal sweetness and a lot of dry mineral earthiness with the natural yeast character shining through. Very simple and uncomplicated. Delicious and no aftertaste.


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