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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1413   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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2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
petibear (53) - - MAR 2, 2013
weak head, hazy orange in appearance, fine yeasty aroma. it does not lie, it is really bitter with also long bitter finish, for me too much. bit of caramel, strong palate.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kustie (1011) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2017
[email protected] panimo. Golden color with off-white head. Aroma has sour elements. Taste is fruity with long bitter aftertaste. Flavors of sour apples, malt, pine and bitter elements in the aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (2011) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ardeo (276) - 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" !

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (4399) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Flanfl (723) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (3652) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (5270) - 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!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aukedebier (18) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Korcz (1875) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.8
   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 !


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