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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (5048) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 24, 2015
keg@moder lambic fontinas
quite boozy, heavy brash bitterness, leafy, herbal, pine, musty hop sacks, long bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erasmus_ro (2505) - Alabama, USA - SEP 21, 2015
Tap @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels. Pours a clear yellowy orange with a good, white head. Aroma is flowers and plastic, Belgian hops. Taste is dry, flowery, grass, dry.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (6459) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2015
(Bottle, 0.75 l, at Stadin Panimobaari, 20150919) The beer poured golden and hazy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had Belgian style yeast, grass and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were Belgian style yeast, herbalness, grass, fruitiness, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste had yeast, hops and bitterness. A well done hoppy brew showing the hop characteristics but was not overdone.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Anatole (127) - BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2015
J’ai gouté peu de difference avec la XX Bitter. Disponible en 75cl uniquement, ce qui ne facilite pas la degustation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (9999) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2015
Draft at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Pours cloudy blond with a big white head. Aroma of grassy and weedy hops, light yeast, dough and citrus. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and heavy bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wombata (620) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 26, 2015
Aroma: Grain, pear/golden malt, floral, yeast, light roasted grain. Flavor: Pear and golden malt, roasty grain, floral notes. A sustained 2 minute malt and bitter hop finish. Comment: Almost champagne-like carbonation and yeast character. Superb.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tia (1719) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Tap @ Blue Monk. Hazy yellow work thin white head. Smells light and citric with a floral hint. Floral then biter flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (10566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2015
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours clear pale golden, nose is toffee, floral, taste is similar, dry, light sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zupastan (160) - Kortrijk, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2015
75 cl bottle @ home. Clear blond beer with a big aery head. Smell is very grassy, citrus, floral, herbal. Medium carbonation. Taste is very grassy, citrus, herbal, dry and bitter. Aftertaste is grassy again, dry, quite bitter, not bad, but a bit dull.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (902) - - JUL 14, 2015
Pours golden yellow clear, slightly haze colour with creamy white head, which immidiatelly dissapeared. Visually high carbonation. Aroma without notice of an alcohol. Dominate smell of grape, oranges, lemon and some spices, which I can not identify. Similar is taste, very spicy, almost sour-sweet, with dry bitter finish. Prevails taste of lemon, oranges, grape. Malt sweetness is low, bitterness is medium, carbonation is soft. Also body. Interesting belgian ale, reminds me on traditional belgian sasion.


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