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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1466   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 Mittelfrüh. 16°. 10 EBC. 60-65 IBU.

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3.4
culchiem (4293) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2018
Bottle from Belgibeer. Clean gold with a full head. Aroma is spicy hop. Flavour is bitter hop, lemon citrus, bitter floral hop, spicy finish.

3.8
vinivini (3243) - Gomel, BELARUS - FEB 17, 2018
Bottle. Cloudy golden colour. Huge well-lacing white head. The nose is spicy due to hop and yeast. Additional floral & fruity notes. Cracker malt. Light to medium body. Medium bitter taste. Spicy noble hops. Fruit, meadow flowers. Very interestind as a proto-Belgian IPA. And tasty.

3.6
dambor (882) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2018 Pours slightly cloudy yellow with nice head. Aroma is full of lemon and other citrus fruit, with a slight spice touch. Taste is again dominated by citrus fruit, but I think that it's more from the yeast than hops. Very good.

3.3
malibrat (185) - Pula, CROATIA - FEB 7, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2018 Konačno sam došao i do tog hvaljenog XX Bittera. Pivo je stiglo iz Pivoljuba u Ljubljani. Kuhar koji je izmislio recept i "skuhao" ovo pivo , kad su ga pitali kako on definira taj svoj "uradak" on je rekao ovako : "It’s a bitter pale ale,”. Dakle to nije klasični Belgian Pale Ale nego "Gorko Blijedo Pivo"....i točno je reko' , pivo je "blijedo i gorko" :) Kao drugo , oni koriste "cijeli hmelj" a ne ekstrakte i pelete !..i time se hvale. I sad moj opis. Aroma nije nešto šta "obara s nogu". Oni koriste dve vrste Evropskog hmelja koji pivu daje kako "oni" kažu "travnatu" aromu , i ja se slažem sa time.. To je lagano sladno-biljna aroma. Onda okus. Pivo je gorko , i to "biljno gorko" kao Pelin. Tijelo nema baš neku "punoću" i tu sam malo razočaran. Onda , za moj ukus , trebali su dati pivu više "voćne note" tako da malo izbalansiraju tu gorčinu , jer voćni okus se i očekuje u Belgian Ale stilu. I za kraj ...gorčinu sam očekivao , ali sam priželjkivao "bogatiji" okus i punije tijelo. Ljubiteljima IPE bit će vrlo dobro , makar nema one "tropsko-citrusne" mirise i okuse , ali je zato gorče i od nekih IPA !

3.7
MasDen (560) - Mogilev, BELARUS - FEB 4, 2018
Spicy aroma with notes of coriander and hops. Yellow, haze with well white head. Flavor with flowers, hops, coriander. Dry, bitter finish. Medium body, high carbonation.

3.6
Mishnok (465) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2018
Nice looking clear amber beer switch a lacy head. Aroma is a little floral and yeasty. Taste is quite light, hay and light floral notes. A bitter aftertaste, but nothing too astringent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
Berech (21) - Casatenovo, ITALY - JAN 28, 2018
Bitter but with a sweeter -very belgian- soul which tells us of malts and yeast. gold with a white head, yeast and spices at the nose, in mouth bitterness, spices and sweet malts, a bitter close up. Very good.

4
americanafx (154) - Krakow, POLAND - JAN 27, 2018
orange, peach, herbs, golden, hazy, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, very good beer

3.6
evannell (1574) - Krak�w, POLAND - JAN 21, 2018
W zapachu czuć, że to Belgia. W smaku również, ale chyba najbardziej gorzka i wytrawna z tych, które piłem. Bardzo ciekawe, przyjemne.

3.2
julesxxl (510) - Cholet, FRANCE - JAN 16, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2018 (blond trouble, nez résiné levure & kiwi, ample, très amère début-fin (très houblon), lasts, not vulgar, interesting ipa)


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