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

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2014
Green bottle @ home, picked up at Argonaut last week. Definitely already smells skunked, damn. Pours a glowing, golden orange appearance with an off white head. Some skunk in the nose. Behind that is a delicate, crisp herbal / earthy nose. Potpourri / floral, light citrus, white pepper as well. Good carbonation. Some bubblegum in the flavor. Dusty yeast. Lemon citrus. Chewy straw / herbal malty flavor. Pretty high bitterness on the finish. Certainly would have been better fresh but this is still quite nice. The hops and yeast reminds me quite a bit of La Vermontoise that I had on tap a couple of months back in New Orleans. Dry, dusty, herbal, and bitter. Drinks just fine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2541) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2014
I’ve had this a couple times now and all I have is this lousy note: yellow pour. cereal, spice, earthy, grain. 7.2

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7938) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
Bottle, thanks to Andy Snow, split at Colin and the Vikings tasting, Nol, Goteborg, Sweden 22/03/14. Hazed orange golden with moderate off white spotting. Nose is melon, peach, hops, orange pith, bready notes. Taste comprises floral hops, orange pith, straw, spice, lemon rind. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent Belgian number with a nice dose of hops.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (2928) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Tasting at Colin and the Vikings. Bought at de Molen beer shop.
Appearance: Golden colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Hay, citrus, spices, yeast, floral.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Citrus, grass, spices, yeast, fruit.
Comment: Rather bland.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5214) - ITALY - APR 3, 2014
golden cloudy good head hoppy citric herbal dry bitter light malty hint of spicy

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 2, 2014
Draught at Fermentoren. Clear golden colored with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of spices and hay with notes of yeast and hops. Fruity flavor of hops and spices with notes of grass. Hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16441) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2014
Draft @ Fermentoren, Copenhagen. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty spicy citrus hoppy flavor with weak yeasty hints. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30747) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2014
From tap. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Mild bubblegum and grassy hops, vague citrusy. Bitter, grassy, citrusy and estery. Bubblegum and mild fruity. Crisp grassy and mild citrusy. Bitter and lasting citrusy finish. Solid despite the bubblegum notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2014
Tap @ Fermentoren, Cph. Pours pale yellow with a small, staying, creamy white head. Aroma has fresh cut grass, thyme, lemon zest, green apples. Medium to high carbonation, nice dry and fairly creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has nice crisp malts, citrus, floral, light soapy, super bitter finish, very dry. Excellent use of probably low-alpha hops.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29164) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2014
Draft. A hazy golden beer with a lazing white head. The aroma has notes of spicybhops, malt, and hay. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, hops, light malt, and some spices, leading to a bitter finish.


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