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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2821) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2015
Shared with wim at Zythos bierfestival 2015. Clear blond colored beer with small white head and only few carbonation. Yeasty hopped aroma. Full slightly sparkling palate. Finish is is hopped very bitter and bit dry ending.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (5834) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 12, 2015
750ml bottle picked up in Japan. Pours out a hazy straw color topped with a small head. Nose is floral hops belg yeast and a nice spice. Taste is more of the heavy floral notes spice is heavy and a good belg kick.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Zita (6109) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 2, 2015
old hoppy aroma,yellow,clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, old hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (3489) - FINLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle. Clear golden, whitish head. Grassyness, herbal and hoppy notes in aroma. Bitter grapefruity and piney forresty notes in taste. Some fruityness and maltyness later on with a long bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Started out as a clear golden color with a thick white head, the body grew cloudy as the natural yeast was disturbed. Aroma was a mix of toasted and biscuit malts, esters, floral and bitter hops. Flavor had nice fruity Estes and a nice sense if bitterness and tartness. Yeast and hops paired very well. Nice carbonation. Slightly dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hamirubi (564) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2015
Special version of the XX Bitter De Ranke, brew with 50% more hops. Very bitter (70 IBU), very aromatic. However, the difference between XX and XXX is not that big.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (8390) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2015
Yellow coloured and hasy. Has a white head, lasting. Aroma is hoppy and yeasty. Flavor too.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (13090) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate malty and hoppy flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rikstar (2133) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2015
Gedronken op bierfestival in Brugge 2015. Goudgeel met een witte kraag. Smaak en geur zijn hoppig maar niet echt fruitig meer dennen. Volle body.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Borresteijn (6322) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2015
75cl Bottle from Melgers. Golden colour, white head. Lovely hoppy aroma, classic Belgian hops, lots of fresh grass, flowers, lavender, sage, all the good stuff. Flavour is very floral, light spicy, malty, dry, wet grass, herbal in the sense of lavender/sage/rosemary, etc. Dry bitter finish. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation. I love these kind of beers, just all malty and hoppy goodness. Btw it appears to be more mellow than the XX Bitter, less soapy.


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