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

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RATINGS: 141   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35055) - 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 (31178) - 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 (29284) - 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 (20714) - 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 (20313) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16691) - 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 (15068) - , 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are bitter hops, grass, straw, malt and has a long bitter grassy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13913) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle @ Fynsk Brunsviger er kommet til Ulfborg for at blive , som streger i dine hvide underbukser. Day 2. Pours slight unclear yellow with a egg white head. Mild yeast and tons of grassy hops. Dry and crisp. Lasting bitter finish. Nice and clean.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2014
Draught at KØ14. Fruity aroma. Cloudy yellow colour. Good creamy white head. The flavour is malty, sweet but not sugary. Good bitterness, not too much. Creamy mouthfeel.


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