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


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RATINGS: 1456   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2008
ABV: 6.2% RateBeer rating: 93 Calories: estimated at 150 C Volume: 11.2 fl oz Glass: trappist, tulip, tumbler Purchased at: Circle Liquors super saver, Pennington, NJ Price: $4.19 Consumed at: home First Impression: Aroma is fruity and Belgian styled, but a bit chemical. Visuals are beautiful deep hazy gold with a long lasting thick head. Taste is dark, hoppy, and fruity. Well done. Palate is crisp and with a long dark bitter finish. Second Impression. A well crafted brew. Expensive, but enjoyable. Hoppy and deep, with good texture. Aroma: 8 out of 10 Visuals: 5 out of 5 Taste: 8 out of 10 Palate: 4 out of 5 Overall: 17 out of 20

mjs (7357) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2008
(Draught at Punavuoren Ahven on 2008-05-31) Yellow and cloudy. Small dense white head. Sour and hoppy nose with some grapefruit. Some fizziness in palate. Yeasty taste with lots of bitterness. Some grapefruit.

Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Bottle and draft at monks. Pours a straw orange hazy body with a big fluffy head. Aroma is funky brett, sweet belgian sugar, some spices. Starts sweet then funky with a bitter finish. Complex and a solid beer.

BarKeeper (3) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2008 does not count
Ones of the best "light" hoppy blond beer. Hoppy is really herbal, with a heavy bitterness that stay in mouth for long. I prefer it in bottle of 33cl, and the last time I tested on tap i was disapointed, cuz the herbs from the hop had disapeared !

Geuzelambix (243) - København, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2008
Good looking beer - almost flourisatingly yellow, though still misty. The aroma is deacent, the flavor masculine - fresh with a vert hoppy finnish that really lingers.

GRM (4049) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2008
Brown bottle, 33 cl, best before June 2012, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savoured on may 20 2008; eye: copper, lightly hazy, good effervescence, voluminous creamy white head that falls and leaves a blob of melted ice cream, lacing; nose: hops (resinous), pine, grapefruit, light caramel; mouth: hops (resinous), light caramel, hops again, grapefruit, malt is present, dry finale in hops, mild astringency, slightly sweet, mildly bitter, medium body, slightly harsh texture, average carbonation; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 33 cl, meilleure avant juin 2012, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savourée le 20 mai 2008; œil : cuivrée, légèrement voilée, bonne effervescence, mousse blanche crémeuse abondante qui tombe et laisse un petit monticule de crème glacée fondue, dentelle; nez : houblon, résine, pin, pamplemousse, léger caramel; bouche : houblon, résine, léger caramel, retour du houblon, pamplemousse, malt se laisse deviner, finale sèche en houblon, astringence moyenne, très légèrement sucrée, moyennement amère, corps moyen, texture légèrement rugueuse, carbonatation moyenne; en résumé : bien

tjthresh (1873) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2008
On tap at Monk’s. Pours pale blond with white head and a little bit of lace. The nose is candy sugar with spice and herb hop notes. Loads of the same hop flavors with enough pilsner malt character to keep it from getting all out of wack. Light body and dry. Very easy to drink, and very good.

soyorganic (307) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2008 "Hoppiest [beer] in Belguim" alright. Bottle: (side note): I was at a restaurant that pours it for you and we had just had exotic cheese on a platter. I have made it in this world, thank you irs stimulus payment. Poured a light copper color with huge white head. Heavily carbonated beer with a yeast and hop aroma. Initial taste is of belgian yeast followed by hops that kick in. This is a good idea for a beer but I thought it was too carbonated.

MagooinPA (101) - Rotonda Lakes, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2008
bottle into a tulip glass. Awesome nose of hops and spice. Appearance was a cloudy(chill haze??) straw color with a nice white head and the usual Belgian carbonation for a golden ale. The foamy head stuck around and laced the glass till the last sip. As the beer came closer to room temp, the haze disappeared. What an awesome flavor going on here. Hops, Belgian notes, malt, everything I was hoping for and more. I am left with a nice balance of hops and all things Belgian. I want another one. This would be an one hell of a session beer on draft. It would be worth the cost for sure.

BelgiskOlklub (1082) - Viby J, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2008
Bottle 33 cl. Large frothy white head. Mostly lasting but spare lacing. Hazy, amber colour body. Heavy hop aroma of grass, herbs and celery. Medium, oily body. The flavor is moderate sweet and heavy bitter. To bitter...

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