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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: 1456   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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3.5
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Cloudy gold pour. Fresh hop aroma. Citrus hop flavor nice bitter finish. Very dry and refreshing

3.5
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2008
33cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex, cloudy, good head, good brew, very hoppy

3.4
mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2008
Bottle. Cloudy honey colour, citrusy hoppy aroma. Really bitter flavour, with some spice in the background. Nice finish

4.1
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2008
Bottle, June 2006. Aroma very intriguing with notes of sourness, pepper, citrus peel, ginger, maybe some woodiness? Flavor has some crazy weird bitterness, spicy and something like olives on an orange peel, other light fruits including lemon. Dry and clean. Very different and very good.

3.2
blipp (9278) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 21, 2008
Draft at Monk’s in Philly. Pours gold with a white head. Lemony and floral hop aroma with a bit of malt. Light, crisp, smooth body. Flavor is again lemony and flora/grassy, with a bit of yeast and malt. Not much of a sour kick at all. Pretty good nonetheless, a very good summer thirst quencher.

3.8
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Tap at Oldsmar Tap House. Pours a hazy straw golden with a one finger white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of spicy hops, yeast, citrus, and grainy malt. Taste is the same as aroma with tons of grassy hops. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness. Very good.

4
LilBeerDoctor (3930) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2008
2006 Bottle. Pours a cloudy light orange with a thick white head that persists. Aroma of spices, light fruits (raspberry), yeast. Very delicious. Flavor initially of light spices, sweet flowery hops, lemon with a bitter hops finish. Some sourness but I didn’t get much funk. The bitterness persists even with age. A very interesting beer, sort of like a bitter JP Bam Biere, and quite tasty. I’d like to try this again fresh to compare.

3.8
markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2008
This is a nice, refreshing beer. On draft and recommended by Tony at Oldsmar Tap House. The aroma is light, hoppy, grassy, and slightly floral. It pours a light golden color with a frothy white head. The taste is slightly citrusy with good hoppiness, it finishes hoppy and dry with a lingering bitterness. Enjoyable sessionable beer.

3.8
MuttyD (93) - Cambridge, USA - JUL 15, 2008
Huge amount of bitterness throughout this beer. Aroma is hoppy, finish is long and bitter. Sublte sweet malt character balances niceless with the strong hop focus. Lots of different spices in the flavor.

2.8
SDalkoholic (2393) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Bottle from South Bay Drugs. Has a decent amount of grass and grain wheat aroma but still smells artificial and almost like an American macro. Appearance is simple with a large fluffy white head and a pure golden body. The flavor is heavily spiced with a true foreign Belgian yeast but I find it tasting like a perfume with some kitchen spices.


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