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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1443   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2003
i loved this, in the middle of a belgian festival i all of a sudden got to taste hops again, my lovely friend the hop brought me back to life in a huge way in this beer. the light yellow body with a somewhat strong head gives off aromas of light diacetyl and a slight hint of hops. the flavor is where i had fun, clean hop flavors with a hint of the typical belgian spicing and some smooth hop bitterness to cleanse the palate at the finish.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ironcontra (115) - 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 (2515) - 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 (5552) - 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 (1356) - 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 (88) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (5299) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 9, 2017
33 cl. bottled sometime in 2016. Foggy golden with a thin creamy film and nice lace. Aroma of funky yeast, apple/grape mix, honey, toast and a hint of dusty mold. Flavors of dust, yeast, honey, wheat, apricot and unripe white grape. Strong undercurrent of pithy wooden hops provides the bitter finish. Light plus brew has medium plus fizz and a definite bitter slant as advertised.


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