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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: 1444   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
Rockspeny (15) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, - SEP 30, 2012
Pours a lovely orange colour, smells hoppy. Has a bitter hop flavour but with a good medium body behind that, very satisfying balanced flavour that allows you to enjoy the hops without the bitterness getting too much. Pleasant long dry bitter aftertaste. looking forward to the next time I can try a bottle.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreenCat (101) - SLOVENIA - MAY 27, 2017
0,33 l bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a finger of white frothy dissipating head. Aroma is fruity - green apples and citrus, yeast and malt. Slightly funky. Taste is yeasty clove like flavor, malty, biscuit. Taste starts light sweet, but its quickly overrun by quite heavy long lasting bitterness. Its light sour too. Body is light to medium, refreshing, texture is slick and carbonation average. Finish is long hop bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ironcontra (116) - POLAND - MAY 25, 2017
Cool take on the often diabetic BA. Floral, yeasty aroma is perfect in this one. Hits the Belgian biscuit notes at first and ends in something like piney bitter IPA hops at the end.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
budedou (946) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - MAY 19, 2017
Floral nose, some Belgian yeast characteristics. Biscuit malts. Dry grains, floral hops and biscuit hops on the flavor. Dry finish. Lingering bitterness after.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (2517) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2017
330ml bottle from Systembolaget. Murky golden, medium size, long-lasting white head, rich lacing. Estery belgo yeast aroma, peppery and herbal. Clean and smooth mouthfeel, medium carbonated. Bitter taste, herbal, citrus zesty, soapy and floral. Dry finish with bitterness that lingers.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czlowiekmotyka (220) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 15, 2017
As the name suggests - quite bitter (lasts very long). Colors is brownish but transparent -> not pretty but with nice lacing. Yeasty and very Belgian.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christos (5553) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2017
(De Ranke XX Bitter) Tap at t Taphuys, Arnhem. Orange coloured body, clear, small thick white head on top. Aroma of apricot, peach, sugars. Taste of grains, apricot, peach, sugars, with a very bitter finish. Medium thin body. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Diabobale (501) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - MAY 13, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2017 Dorata leggermente velata con cappello di schiuma fine, bianca e di discreta persistenza. Al naso cereale, erba appena tagliata e lieve floreale. In bocca entra subito amara, con venature erbacee, su una lieve crosta di pane, con intervalli funky. Corpo medio-leggero e carbonazione spinta.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cglans (154) - - MAY 13, 2017
33cl bottle. hazy orange color. medium white head. peppery saison yeast, malts, citrus, marmalade, wheat. medium to high bitterness, medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alkolas510 (1361) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2017
Pilsnerfrgad grumlig lite oxiderad frg med stort vit skum. Gusher.. Doftar och smakar estrigt, belgisk jst, humle och lite spritig.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ilvesjoki (90) - Ulricehamn, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2017
Taste, a bit like old socks. Looks okay, being hazy and amber, and with a nice head. The taste, bitter, very bitter, and a bit sour; like a bitter sour IPA, or something.


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