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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1450   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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3.6
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Tap, I really enjoyed this beer. Sweet aroma that belies a wonderfully bitter and subtly complex flavor. Appearance is quite dark. A great beer for a weekend lunch!


3.7
thejackpacker (418) - 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 (2305) - 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 (320) - 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 (187) - 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.

4.1
Demens (424) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 31, 2017
0,33l bottle. Hazy orange colour with quickly disappearing white head. Aroma: The yeast caracter dominates. Basement aromas with dough and a slight hiding citrus note. Taste: Has a surprisingly malty start with a slight tarty tone which turns into a decent, medium bitter mouthfeel. Very well nalanced caracters. Medium body with medium carbonation. Long, evading bitter finish. A well hopped typical belgian ale.

3.3
NiklasT (32) - SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2017
Yellow, hazy with a finger of head. Quite dry with a marked bitterness, as the name says. Like a mix between a typical belgian blonde and an ipa. I can see the temptation to mix these two terrific styles. But the each stand better alone, in my taste.

3.8
GreenCat (105) - SLOVENIA - MAY 27, 2017
0,33 l bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a finger of white frothy dissipating head. Aroma is fruity - green apples and citrus, yeast and malt. Slightly funky. Taste is yeasty clove like flavor, malty, biscuit. Taste starts light sweet, but it’s quickly overrun by quite heavy long lasting bitterness. It’s light sour too. Body is light to medium, refreshing, texture is slick and carbonation average. Finish is long hop bitterness.

3.5
ironcontra (206) - POLAND - MAY 25, 2017
Cool take on the often diabetic BA. Floral, yeasty aroma is perfect in this one. Hits the Belgian biscuit notes at first and ends in something like piney bitter IPA hops at the end.

3.4
budedou (963) - 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
Turtles (2572) - 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.


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