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

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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2014

Bottle 750ml.

[ As De Ranke XXX Bitter ].
[ Courtesy of Jan ]. Clear medium orange yellow color with a average to large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate yeasty, white pepper notes, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass. Initial flavour is moderate sweet and bitter, finish flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, grass, wheat, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140118]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (35101) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (30460) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (23578) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22638) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bottled@PBF IX. Hazy golden colour, small white head. Aroma is herbal, some bitter hops, mild acidic notes, wood and some spices. Flavour is grassy, herbal, mild toffee and a quite long and nice aftertaste.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (21279) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2014
Keg at Pressklubben, Stockholm. Hazy golden, small head. Rich aroma of grassy hops. Dry and lightly fruity with medium body and firm, vital mouthfeel. Lots of grassy hops, notes of grain and marzipan. Long bitter finish. Superbly drinkable and elegant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19351) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (18167) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
28th May 2014
Tasting at Chez Bruce. Thanks to Pau for this one. Hazy gold beer, good pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and dry and mildly crisp. Light floral start. Fresh air malts. Bitterish grapefruit and a touch of bitter aniseed. Light dry finish with a good bitter linger. All right.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15912) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle sample at The Festival. Cloudy golden color, fluffy white head. Aroma of hay and straw. Taste is barnyard and bread dough. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (15381) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle, 75cl corked. A well-retained white head of two-finger size sits on top of a clear, golden body. There’s lots of lovely piney and resiny hops on the nose, some hints of white pepper and a whiff of flowers. A pleasant scent of pale malts in the back, with some biscuity notes. It’s dry and full bodied, with a quite high but pleasant level of carbonation. Perhaps a tad too bitter, but the pale malts deals nicely with it. Resins, some grass and a touch of pine cones. There’s a faint touch of white sugar here as well, but that’s left in the remote background, just to remind us of its origin. It might be a bit challenging to finish a bottle without sharing, but it’s definitely a fine brew. Hope this one will be brewed at a regular basis. 140118


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