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

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RATINGS: 1468   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 Mittelfrüh. 16°. 10 EBC. 60-65 IBU.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2007 Nose is fruity and grassy. Mainly hops. So cloudy you can barely see through. Bitter. Too much for my tastes at least. $8.99 750 ml.


3.5
Scipio (1310) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2018
Pours a cloudy golden with a thin white head. The aroma has herbal hops, spice, yeast, peach, mango, and cereal. The taste has some good and persistent bitterness to it. Its heavy in yeast and spices. Moderate amounts of mango and orange are found, with undertones of floral hops, caramel, and lemon. Things taper off at the end, leaving a slight yeasty finish. Medium in body and fizzy in both texture and carbonation. This was pretty good.

3.8
pleispleis (262) - Maccagno, ITALY - FEB 18, 2018
bottiglia 33 cl, bel cappello di schiuma bianca fine persistente, color giallo torbido, al naso lieviti belgi spezie luppoli, in bocca malto pompelmo, carbonatazione forte, corpo leggero, amaro accentuato lungo nel finale. Nonostante solo i 6% ha una buona struttura. Bella amara, piacevole e si beve molto bene. 18.02.18

3.4
culchiem (4298) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2018
Bottle from Belgibeer. Clean gold with a full head. Aroma is spicy hop. Flavour is bitter hop, lemon citrus, bitter floral hop, spicy finish.

3.8
vinivini (3247) - Gomel, BELARUS - FEB 17, 2018
Bottle. Cloudy golden colour. Huge well-lacing white head. The nose is spicy due to hop and yeast. Additional floral & fruity notes. Cracker malt. Light to medium body. Medium bitter taste. Spicy noble hops. Fruit, meadow flowers. Very interestind as a proto-Belgian IPA. And tasty.

3.6
dambor (882) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2018 Pours slightly cloudy yellow with nice head. Aroma is full of lemon and other citrus fruit, with a slight spice touch. Taste is again dominated by citrus fruit, but I think that it's more from the yeast than hops. Very good.

3.3
malibrat (200) - Pula, CROATIA - FEB 7, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2018 Konačno sam došao i do tog hvaljenog XX Bittera. Pivo je stiglo iz Pivoljuba u Ljubljani. Kuhar koji je izmislio recept i "skuhao" ovo pivo , kad su ga pitali kako on definira taj svoj "uradak" on je rekao ovako : "It’s a bitter pale ale,”. Dakle to nije klasični Belgian Pale Ale nego "Gorko Blijedo Pivo"....i točno je reko' , pivo je "blijedo i gorko" :) Kao drugo , oni koriste "cijeli hmelj" a ne ekstrakte i pelete !..i time se hvale. I sad moj opis. Aroma nije nešto šta "obara s nogu". Oni koriste dve vrste Evropskog hmelja koji pivu daje kako "oni" kažu "travnatu" aromu , i ja se slažem sa time.. To je lagano sladno-biljna aroma. Onda okus. Pivo je gorko , i to "biljno gorko" kao Pelin. Tijelo nema baš neku "punoću" i tu sam malo razočaran. Onda , za moj ukus , trebali su dati pivu više "voćne note" tako da malo izbalansiraju tu gorčinu , jer voćni okus se i očekuje u Belgian Ale stilu. I za kraj ...gorčinu sam očekivao , ali sam priželjkivao "bogatiji" okus i punije tijelo. Ljubiteljima IPE bit će vrlo dobro , makar nema one "tropsko-citrusne" mirise i okuse , ali je zato gorče i od nekih IPA !

3.7
MasDen (564) - Mogilev, BELARUS - FEB 4, 2018
Spicy aroma with notes of coriander and hops. Yellow, haze with well white head. Flavor with flowers, hops, coriander. Dry, bitter finish. Medium body, high carbonation.

3.6
Mishnok (465) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2018
Nice looking clear amber beer switch a lacy head. Aroma is a little floral and yeasty. Taste is quite light, hay and light floral notes. A bitter aftertaste, but nothing too astringent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
Berech (21) - Casatenovo, ITALY - JAN 28, 2018
Bitter but with a sweeter -very belgian- soul which tells us of malts and yeast. gold with a white head, yeast and spices at the nose, in mouth bitterness, spices and sweet malts, a bitter close up. Very good.

4
americanafx (156) - Krakow, POLAND - JAN 27, 2018
orange, peach, herbs, golden, hazy, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, very good beer


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