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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1423   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 Mittelfrh. 16. 10 EBC. 60-65 IBU.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, - SEP 29, 2011
Dark golden colored brew. Hopped and grainy, light sweet aroma and flavor. Mild bitter. Belgian german style bitter pale ale crossover.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonGregorio (163) - POLAND - FEB 19, 2017
33cl bottle. Unclear golden colour, rocky white head. Aroma is floral, fruity (pear), spicy, herbal, phenolic. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter, pear, lemon, spices, herbs. A bit too tangy, a bit too long bitter finish. Medium body, above average carbonation. OK Belgian ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (2698) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Bottle. Hazy yellow-golden beer. Hops & more hops! Citrus fruity (grapefruit & lemon) with loads of hops. Earthy, grassy, spicy, herbal. Yeasty (lots of floaties & sediment). Very dry citrus hoppy finish. Refreshing and full-flavoured. Lovely beer! (2008)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (1358) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - FEB 12, 2017
the aroma is fruity and hoppy with hints of grain, yeast, hay and spicy herbs... the taste is very bitter, malty and fruity with notes of grain, yeast, pepper and spicy grasses... bitter and dry aftertaste...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
90 (227) - BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2017
Krijgt hoge score omwille van smaak-alcoholverhouding. Ondanks laag alcoholpercentage hl veel smaak. Mooie bitter hop, met gras en brood, lekker fris. Mooie afdronk. De Ranke maakt top bier.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alteregoo (1200) - POLAND - FEB 3, 2017
Obfita, mydlana piana, szybko opadająca do chmurki. Barwa żłta, opalizująca. W aromacie nuty słodowe, kukurydziane, brzoskwiniowe, ziołowe... W smaku płwytrawne, lekko cierpkie, są morele kandyzowane, zioła, przyprawy. Goryczka średnia, długa, trawiasta. Wysycenie średnie, drobne.
Pijalne, lekkie w odbiorze Belgian Ale trzymające poziom i profil degustowanych wcześniej XXX Bitter czy Hop Harvest 2015.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Achel (485) - Ioannina, GREECE - FEB 2, 2017
Light (pilsner color) - white head. Power-hop, flowers, sweet malts, very bitter, dry hay, a barn full of hay, dry, dry - hoppy.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
emincems (42) - - FEB 1, 2017
bottle. i think its really underrated. perfectly bitter taste. amazing mouthfeel. great

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Olo13 (120) - POLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Quite nice beer, bit malty, but generally more hoppy character. Decent, but not great.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
stantheman (963) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2017
Small bottle from Denman Beer Wine & Spirits in Vancouver. A pale amber with a bit of white head and a faintly malted nose. Moderately bitter on the tongue. A bit of malt background. Palatable, but not sure what all the hubbub is about. 3.2

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stijnemans90 (173) - - JAN 24, 2017
Heel aardige ipa avant la lettre. Zacht bitter waarbij de ranke guldenberg als basis dient. Prima bier.


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