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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (9995) - Zeeman, 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 (618) - 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 (1681) - 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 (10293) - 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 (877) - - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (3214) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 13, 2015
Unusuallc hoppy for a Belgian ale, citrus ambee body. Quite nice beer. On tap at MoederLambic

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2630) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 13, 2015
Nice hoppy aromas and flavours. Citrus aromas. Nice citrus and grassy flavours. Solid Belgian ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (5709) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 10, 2015
750 ml. bottle about 7 months from bottling date. It pours a clear pale gold color with large white head that shrinks fairly quickly. The aroma is full with noble hops. Spicy, earthy, light lemon, apricot and pine. Good background notes of dusty yeast. The flavor is pretty much the same with strong earthy, spicy hops with hints of stone fruit, grass, toasted grains and a lightly earthy, menthol like bitterness in the finish. Rather creamy on the palate with some subtle phenols that play nicely with the intense hop character. If you enjoy noble hops (I do) and interesting yeast character (I really do) then this is the beer for you. Really enjoyable, but a bit on the expensive side.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1499) - ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2015
75 cL bottle. Golden orange with a bubbly head. Lovely fruity floral aroma. Dry, biscuity, with a hint of butterscotch, very pleasant. Tasty but very, very dry.


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