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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1442   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
XX-bitter is our most bitter, high-fermenting beer. Despite its low alcohol content, it produces a very rich, long lasting, full flavour.

Taste: Very bitter but still balanced. Long-lasting, distinct hop taste.
Hops: Brewers Gold & Hallertau Mittelfrh. 16. 10 EBC. 60-65 IBU.

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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
budedou (946) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - MAY 19, 2017
Floral nose, some Belgian yeast characteristics. Biscuit malts. Dry grains, floral hops and biscuit hops on the flavor. Dry finish. Lingering bitterness after.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (2508) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2017
330ml bottle from Systembolaget. Murky golden, medium size, long-lasting white head, rich lacing. Estery belgo yeast aroma, peppery and herbal. Clean and smooth mouthfeel, medium carbonated. Bitter taste, herbal, citrus zesty, soapy and floral. Dry finish with bitterness that lingers.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czlowiekmotyka (220) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 15, 2017
As the name suggests - quite bitter (lasts very long). Colors is brownish but transparent -> not pretty but with nice lacing. Yeasty and very Belgian.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christos (5542) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2017
(De Ranke XX Bitter) Tap at t Taphuys, Arnhem. Orange coloured body, clear, small thick white head on top. Aroma of apricot, peach, sugars. Taste of grains, apricot, peach, sugars, with a very bitter finish. Medium thin body. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Diabobale (500) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - MAY 13, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2017 Dorata leggermente velata con cappello di schiuma fine, bianca e di discreta persistenza. Al naso cereale, erba appena tagliata e lieve floreale. In bocca entra subito amara, con venature erbacee, su una lieve crosta di pane, con intervalli funky. Corpo medio-leggero e carbonazione spinta.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cglans (144) - - MAY 13, 2017
33cl bottle. hazy orange color. medium white head. peppery saison yeast, malts, citrus, marmalade, wheat. medium to high bitterness, medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alkolas510 (1353) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2017
Pilsnerfrgad grumlig lite oxiderad frg med stort vit skum. Gusher.. Doftar och smakar estrigt, belgisk jst, humle och lite spritig.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ilvesjoki (81) - Ulricehamn, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2017
Taste, a bit like old socks. Looks okay, being hazy and amber, and with a nice head. The taste, bitter, very bitter, and a bit sour; like a bitter sour IPA, or something.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (5290) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 9, 2017
33 cl. bottled sometime in 2016. Foggy golden with a thin creamy film and nice lace. Aroma of funky yeast, apple/grape mix, honey, toast and a hint of dusty mold. Flavors of dust, yeast, honey, wheat, apricot and unripe white grape. Strong undercurrent of pithy wooden hops provides the bitter finish. Light plus brew has medium plus fizz and a definite bitter slant as advertised.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NordicV (2287) - Malm, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2017
Flaska @BA, Lund. Dimmig gyllengul l med vitt skum. Doft och smak av citrus, frmst citron. Dessutom ltt kryddig belgisk jst. Torr munknsla.


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