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

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RATINGS: 1446   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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!


3.5
biilz (203) - SPAIN - NOV 16, 2017
Аромат фруктового хмеля, немного цитрусов. Во вкусе преобладает вкус фруктового хмеля аля Ипа. Также имеется фруктовая горечь. Немного лимона, апельсина и цитрусов. Пиво достаточно газированное. Послевкусие фруктовое с легкой горчинкой.

3.7
EvNa (498) - Ede, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2017
Sample from bottle at Logitech proefavond 2. Lightly yeasty, nicepretty long lasting bitter mouthfeel. Not the same bitterness as an IPA but more balanced with the blond-like body. Nice one.

3.8
Mister_Li (1564) - GERMANY - OCT 23, 2017
Leicht trübes Goldfarbenes Bier mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, grasig, blumig, leicht pfeffrig, bitter, sehr lecker.

3.8
Bill Becker (1775) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 16, 2017
From Oct 2005 This one poured a crystal clear gold until the sediment at the bottom hit the glass and turned it into a cloudy gold....but there are no solid "chunks" so I give this very high honors in the appearance department. The smell was the only thing I could find negative about it. Almost had a cleaning solution smell to it...very lemony. The taste was superb! That lemony smell translated into a very hoppy/lemony taste that hit my palate on nothing but positive tones. Boy....am I sad that I only bought 1 bottle....this is GREAT stuff! Hoppay! ;^)

3.4
Parmenion777 (355) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2017 On tap Leper - Pours a cloudy yellow colour with a medium sized thick foamy white head. Aroma has that Belgian yeastiness, some grass and citrus lemon notes. A zesty hoppy bitter taste, malt and yeast flavours a little sweetness and more hops in the finish.

3.8
mt_hall (211) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2017
Bottled. Bright gold with a slight haze. A dense white head. Typical yeasty, Belgian, bubblegum and clove aroma, but with a touch of tropical fruit too. Sweetness and acidity at the start, leading to a dray finish and a dry, yeasty aftertaste. Warmth from the alcohol but suprisingly refreshing for the ABV.

3.7
Piepenhenrich (1230) - Steinbach, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2017
From bottle. Transfer of an earlier rating without text recorded, rating only.

3.5
thegreenrooster (4558) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 7, 2017
Pour is a cloudy yellow with a huge white head. Aroma is some bland wet paper type lager malt but there is a underlying fruity apricot. Flavor is some more bland malt but there is a huge white pepper that stays on the palate long after the swallow. Not very bitter as the name suggests, the beer is all about the malt and more importantly the yeast used.

3.8
AlainG (2361) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2017
Une blondeur lumineuse. Un nez poussiéreux, fruité, de levure et de houblon. Des saveurs sèches, amères, fruitées et herbacées. Un arrière-goût acidulé et amer. Fort appréciable. (2323-100917)

3.5
thanatosti (1793) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2017
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Wijnzinning, Gendt. Hazy golden with a white head. Yeasty fruity hoppy aroma. Bittersweet taste. Nice mature blonde with, for a Belgian ale, lots of hops.


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