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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed especially for the Shelton Brothers The Festival 2013 in Portland, ME.

Limited kegs and 75cl bottles productions. Not to be confused with the regular XX Bitter.

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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
budedou (912) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - APR 22, 2017
Hazy gold pour with a white head. Vanilla, warm spice and honey aroma. Flavours of vanilla, honey and apricot. Tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OminouSC2 (590) - Mora, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2017
Yellow color, huge white head. Gusher. Aromas of hay, floral hops, citrus, lemon peel, sour candy and yeast. Bitter taste of citrus, floral hops and yeast. Very bitter taste/finish. Not for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cglans (110) - - APR 13, 2017
75cl bottle. hazy orange color. small white head. hops, citrus, pineapple, hint of pepper, tart. nice dry and bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (1411) - NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2017

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, fruit, grain, hops and citrus.

Appearance:
Turbid/opaque golden/amber beer with a slight/medium off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, Belgian yeast and fruit; ends slightly bitter and dry with grain, hops and citrus.

Overall:
This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. Great standard Belgian Ale that could have something more. I am thinking of more fruity hops, some brettanomyces or spices. Great appearance and palate, but the aroma could have been stronger.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
90 (361) - BELGIUM - APR 6, 2017
Totaal mijn ding niet. Totaal niet. Astringent in de slechte zin van het woord. Een alles overheersende scherpe hop. Teveel. Slaat alles plat. Ik kan me inbeelden dat dit godendrank is voor de fans. Ik ben het niet.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (3608) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2017
Bottle from Beergium. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, yeast, hops, earthy notes, a bit of ripe fruits and pine. Bitter finish with citrus, yeast, hops, white pepper, a bit of ripe fruits and pine. Very nice Belgian ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SVD (1851) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2017
Sample. yellow beer. small head. aroma is hoppy fruit malt. Bitter taste is the same

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruigo (2690) - PORTUGAL - FEB 2, 2017
From bottle. Hazy pale yellow with a nice white head. Hoppy, fruity and spicy. Nice but was expecting more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alteregoo (1297) - Kalisz, POLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Obfita, mydlana piana, szybko opadająca do chmurki. Barwa słomkowa, opalizująca. Aromat ziołowy, kwiatowy, dość delikatny. W smaku znacznie lepiej - płwytrawne, nuty ziołowe, kwiatowe i biszkoptowe kontruje wysoka, trawiasta, szorstka goryczka, ktra jednak bardzo pasuje do całości. W posmaku brzoskwinie. Średnie wysycenie, lekkie i pijalne w odbiorze.
Bardzo fajne piwo codzienne, zdecydowanie podobne do świeżego Hop Harvest.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (4943) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle. Etre Gourmet. Pale yellow. Soft haze. Thin, dense, lasting, bright white head. Nose is big on the bready, sweet Belgian yeast. Flowery and peachy. Some mineral. Some chalkiness. Taste has a fleeting, bready sweetness. Then theres a lot of grassy, leafy bitterness. Hop oily mouthfeel. Massaging and foamy at the same time. Long, grassy, leafy bitter finish. Missus found this too bitter. Result! More for me.


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