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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1406   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2009
11.2oz bottle. Pours a pale slightly hazy gold with medium white head, fair lacing. Carbonation is a bit lively, but doesnt have the creamy character of Orval. Aroma dominated by citrus hops, yeast, grass, and spices. Flavor matches well, but carbonation throws it off too much, almost has a soda pop carbonation that I do not find that pleasant. I will have to come back to this eventually out of the 750ml or draft.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aukedebier (13) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Korcz (936) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

   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 !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1989) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 29, 2016
Anaranjada, nebulosa. Aroma cido, lcteo, notas florales. En boca resulta sabrosa, intensamente amarga de principio a fin, e intensamente seca, con sabor entre resinoso y floral, con toques especiados y de levadura. Final super amargo. Interesante.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Banzale (112) - FRANCE - NOV 27, 2016
Bu la bourse Horeca expo gent. Verre de 15 cl issu dun fut pression . Mousse trs abondante ce tiens bien et assez ariennes. Au nez cest le houblon frais qui domine de lamertume dans la senteur . En bouche : cest trs bien houblonn, amertume et ce got typique savonneuse (un arrire de menthe). super got rafrachissant ! une super hoopy session !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
degbert (1725) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours lemony yellow with about six times as much white, fine-grained, lacy, sticky head as beer. Nose is lemon, lime, phenols, a little skunk-funk, toasted grain, and salinity. Quite bitter on the tongue, with a bit of latex band-aid and saccharine sweetness; Im not getting much but one-dimensional sweetness and bitterness. Theres no real complexity here; I dont think I have a bad bottle, however. I think its a little bit of the Cult of Belgium rearing its ugly head. This just isnt that good, and no one wants to point out the emperors lack of clothing. Hot, flat, bitter finish. No thanks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nordic (508) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle. Yellow, hazy. Aroma: wheat, spicy. Taste: sweet-sourish with bitter notes, hoppy, herbal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (1894) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 25, 2016
On tap at Luppolo Station in Rome-Italy, on the day of the tap takeover. Shy golden cloudy pour, creamy foam. Nose: weed, grass, green pepper. Mouth: more weed, clean body, pepper, easy and tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phfyysik (881) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 25, 2016
Pours hazy amber with medium white head. Aroma is sourish, citrus, fruits, lime, mango, yeast, green tea, some plywood. Taste is bitter, mango, sweet tropical fruits, some yeast, cheese. Aftertaste is very long and bitter, also some belgian yeast sneaks in. Nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scottishchris (711) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2016
Keg at SixDnorth Edinburgh. Slightly hazy gold, white head. Grapefruit and light belgian yeast. Medium body, nice soft fizz. More citrus, melon and bubbles. Good stuff.

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