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99
style
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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2012
Draft at Blackback Pub & Fly Shop - Pours a hazy straw yellow with a big white head. Aroma is of Belgian yeasts and milder of citrus hops. Flavor is Belgian yeasty with a mild bitterness. Fruity esters and caramel malts. Finish is yeasty and mildly bitter. Very good and very drinkable...


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Cool_Bond (2672) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2017
Flowery and yeast on the nose. Very bitter taste and also alcohol. Much bitterness that fills the mouth forever. No beer that suits me. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.7
TychoJames (1308) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2017
Flaska systembolaget. Disig orange kulör med fluffigt vitt skum. Örtig och humlig doft. Smak av bröd, spannmål, lite citrus och jäst. Trevlig beska med fin krispighet.

4.4
maltandhops (59) - Paris, FRANCE - JUL 11, 2017
Bottle with big white head and golden appearance. Aromas of citric fruits, hay and rustic yeast, very inviting. Lovely taste of hoppy Belgian ale and bitter finish with more yeast notes, one is not enough.

3.4
JuanCC (115) - Valencia, SPAIN - JUL 9, 2017
Botella en 99Cervezas. Vierte en color dorado pálido, transparente y brillante. Muy abundante formación de espuma blanca de burbuja media y pequeña, con persistencia moderada y buena adherencia. Notable carbonatación. De intensidad media en nariz, da inicialmente notas de malta y lupuladas (suaves), seguidas a continuación de notas cítricas y especiadas muy expresivas. Produce un cierto picor efervescente en el fondo de la nariz que habla de la vivacidad de esta cerveza. Las notas herbales y de pan blanco están igualmente presentes. Complejidad media alta. Muy sorprendente en boca, de entre los sabores básicos destaca por encima de todo el amargo, acompañado casi por igual del dulce, ácido y salado. Es un amargo intenso al principio y ligeramente astringente con una evolución bastante curiosa, ya que disminuye bastante rápido de intensidad manteniendo entonces una persistencia notable. Muy curiosa, como digo. Ligera en boca y de textura efervescente, vivaz y ligeramente rasposa. Extraordinariamente refrescante. El amargo acumulado le resta algo de bebestibilidad, aunque se bebe igualmente con facilidad. Una cerveza de trago medio-largo que proporciona una experiencia de amargor refrescante. Muy recomendable.

3.5
tapefuzz (528) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2017
Draught. Pours cloudy amber-gold with a moderate white head. Aroma is lemon meringue pie, some bread, and light floral hops. Taste is sweet and bitter; grass, light caramel, grapefruit, and lemon. Light-medium body. Moderate carbonation. Creamy but light mouthfeel.

3.6
Zilb (322) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - JUN 30, 2017
3 ans et 5 mois avant DLC. Blonde tres forte carbo et petit col de mousse à très bonne tenue. Arôme fruité banane et herbacés léger : bien houblonnée. Bonne rondeur pour le style. Très amère et final feuillus. Pas mal !

3.7
thejackpacker (447) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2017
Bottle from systembolaget in Västerås. A lovely colour and aggressive initial carbonation. A very smooth, satisfyingly hitter beer that feels stronger than the percentage it has. Quite tasty.

3.8
gripweed57 (2460) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2017
On tap at Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia, PA. Medium gold color with a small beige head that vacates quickly. Light biscuit malt has tea-like notes. Flavor is more biscuit malt with a big bitter hoppiness. Peppery notes. Dry bitter finish. Quite unique as Belgian Ales go.

3.7
dysenteri (324) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2017
hazy golden color, white head. citrus, yeast, herbs, spices. nice bubblegum flavours, medium body, very balanced. a bit bitter bot not over the top.

4
Bacchus66 (347) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2017
From tap. Pours clear pale gold, medium but dissapating head with some lacing. Somewhat muted bready, malty nose. Lots of flavor - malt, yeast, banana, funk. Long, lingering bitter finish (in waves). Love it.


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