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


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RATINGS: 1412   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 Mittelfrh. 16. 10 EBC. 60-65 IBU.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miguelblanco (13) - Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Gift bottle from friend - he bought from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a bright white puffy head that lingers. Lacing is scant but ornate. Aroma stinks (in a great way) of yeasty hoppy goodness. A touch of the funk, if you will. Clear bubbly and golden - almost seems to give off light it is so bright. The taste is not as bitter as I expected. Nothing to punch me in the mouth anyway. Definitely get that hop pop, but the grassy and citrus flavors really dont overpower this lovely drinkable ale. Its complex enough to be appreciated by beer lovers, but approachable enough to be an introductory beer for your new-to-real-beer friends and relatives. The finish is crispier than most goldens, but not so much as to make you make clicking sounds with your mouth after drinking. Id buy this beer every time I see it and Id drink it that day - not sure itll age well at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (2002) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Part of a Belgian tasting at K&L in Redwood City. Pours hazy yellow with full white head. Full spice, with a massive bittering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ardeo (268) - Flmalle, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2017
Bouteille 33 cl de chez Intermarch Belgique. Aspect : blonde trouble mousse blanche stable 1/2 cm. Nez : dentre, semble type "pils" puis crales, houblons, herbeux. Bouche frache, houblonne, pice-poivre et sa caractristique principale : avec une forte et longue amertume. Belle carbonatation. Au total, pas mal du tout mais "Cest ta mre" !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (4380) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2017
0,33l bottle shared in Belge tasting @ One Pint Pub. Pours clear golden (if youre careful) with a medium head. Aroma is malts with aromatic hops and some yeast. Flavor is bitter malts, some yeast and plenty of hops. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Flanfl (718) - Lyon, FRANCE - DEC 18, 2016
Tap. Clear straw body, medium white. Aroma of lemon, fresh hops, smells quite bitter, some Belgian yeast notes. Flavours of pine, lemon, lime, fresh hops, grass, very strong bitter backbon, quite astringent. Long bitter dry piney astringent finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (3648) - New York, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Bottle at inlaws trying to catch up on famous stuff. Not the prettiest pour a dirty gold. Nose is herbal and flowery. Tastes of herbs, honey, vegetal, flowery, grass some lemon. Fairly bitter. Decent enough

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (5237) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 12, 2016
Bottled at Magic Beer Room, thanks to whoever opened it! Murky golden body with a light white head. Lovely grassy, herbal aroma. Flowery, soft honeyish taste mixing with herbal notes. Definitely a nice one!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aukedebier (17) - KAUTTUA, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2016
Bought a 750 ml bottle from drankdozijn.nl. Appearance: pale yellow, hazy with a white head. Nose: non complex bitterness and a bit of cardboard. Taste: mainly bitterness like ear wax :). Not really complex. Quite thin taste of malts, slightly sweet. A bit of the Belgian yeast simmers trough. Nice experience, but not the greatest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Korcz (1683) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Redbutcher (8) - - NOV 30, 2016 does not count
Trs belle bire, certe trs amre mais dune longueur incroyable ... a recommander sans hsitation !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (2035) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 29, 2016
Anaranjada, nebulosa. Aroma cido, lcteo, notas florales. En boca resulta sabrosa, intensamente amarga de principio a fin, e intensamente seca, con sabor entre resinoso y floral, con toques especiados y de levadura. Final super amargo. Interesante.

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