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

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1428   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (7416) - Birmingham, West Midlands, - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle from Belgium in a Box; pours straw yellow substantial white frothy head, yeasty grassy aroma, yeast taste with a citrus hop background some clove and spice, delightful.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (1274) - SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2017
Hazy amber, no head. Aroma is light citrus, flavour is dry, grassy citrus and not a hell of a lot else. Decent enough but..... meh.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cristobal37 (943) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 14, 2017
Hazy yella nice head. Stinky funky vinegar and citrus. First like lemon pie, bitter dry hop, kinda fruity. Bitter more and more with further sips. Bomb.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumore (322) - Rimini, ITALY - MAR 13, 2017
From 33cl bottle. Pours hazy and orange-gold, with medium foam. Aroma is herbaceous, but also grain. Body is medium. Taste is very bitter for a Belgian beer, sweetness being present actually in the finish, which is of average length.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
19Oracolo78 (157) - ITALY - MAR 6, 2017
Birra dal colore dorato. Schiuma fine e persistente. Allolfatto resinosa, con sentori erbacei e di pesca bianca. Al palato mediamente corposa, con note di frutta gialla, pino, pompelmo e spezie. Una birra gradevole che nel finale rimane amara ed erbacea e ricorda il luppolo fresco. Una buona birra

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Samuel214 (878) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2017
Fat p Akkurat, Stockholm. Guldfrgad med vitt skum som lmnar rester lngs kanterna. Massor av banan, estrar och typiska belgotoner. Vldigt stiltypiskt, frutom den stora beskan som kryper upp i avslutningen. Stor beska med massor av resin och rivet apelsinskal.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonGregorio (200) - 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 (2918) - 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 (1392) - 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 (306) - 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 (1233) - 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.


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