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

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RATINGS: 300   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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3.5
evergreen0199 (3631) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2018
Bottle at the 11th Brugge beer Festival, Brugge, Belgium. A hazy golden coloured pour with a healthy white head on top. Hoppy, floral, fruity, spice aroma. Tastes hoppy, fruity, floral, yeasty, spice, quite bitter but very well made. Decent Belgian.

4
JorgeLee (2307) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2018
Large bottle from Chez Marie in Ypres. Pale yellow colour, voluminous white head. Light grainy base, fruity estery hints, big spicy herbal hop bite. Dry finish. Lovely.

3.9
Alusmamuts (2218) - LATVIA - JAN 23, 2018
Amber with medium white head. Slight hops and yeast aroma. Strong but mild hoppy bitterness, nice yeasty notes. Lasting bitter aftertaste.

3.9
ardeo (631) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2018
Bouteille 75 avec Sophie. Bière dorée à belle mousse blanche. Nez assez discret sur le grain, l'herbacé. Bouche fraîche aux saveurs de fruit citron/pamplemousse, de grain, herbes et épices ... avec une moyenne à grosse amertume. Finale sèche.

3.6
Beer5000 (6872) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2018
Bottle (backlog 2014). Clear golden body with a big, stable, lacing, creamy white head. Pleasant aroma of Belgium yeast, spices, some fruit in general and pale malt. Flavor is pleasant and balanced with sweet malt, mild spices, fruity, white sugar and mild but distinct bitterness. Fine body and pleasant aftertaste. Nice, tasty and easy drinkable.

3.9
nickd717 (5008) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 30, 2017
Draft at the Sovereign. Clear brilliant gold with a small white head. Aroma is excellent, very floral hops, light fruit. Flavor is sweet malty fruit and floral yielding to a pretty big bitter finish. Medium bodied, crisp, decent carbonation. I like it!

3.5
Finn (8535) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2017
Flaske 750ml fra Vinmonopolet Tromsø - Langnes. Delt med EgilB på Øverhøgda 18 Des 17. Aprikosfarget. Uklar. Hissig. Høyt skum som daler sakte. Aroma av sitrusfrukt & krydder. Smaken tørket frukt. Fin tørsteslukker.

3.8
JohnRMurdoch (5205) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2017
Big bottle from Beermerchants.com. Hazy yellow, big foamy head. Leafy earthy grain aroma. Spicy woody yeasty hoppy flavour. Bitter and smooth. Definitely a top quality Belgian Blond.

3.4
larsga (7690) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2017
Lifted one side of the cork slightly, which was enough to set off a gusher that kept up a continuous flow of foam for about 15 minutes while I finished cleaning up. Big white head. Hazy opaque orange body. Corky herbal peppery aroma with metallic notes. Dryish mealy metallic taste with grassy herbal notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Bittersweet herbal grassy aftertaste with grainy peppery metallic notes. Lingering grassy herbal finish. Very nice. Totally dominated by the hops, but in a nice way, and not too bitter. (0.75l bottle, from wine monopoly, Strømmen.)

3.6
MoritzF (10234) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2017
(bottle, 75cl) Hazy, golden colour with a blond medium-sized frothy head. Grassy and herbal “old world” hoppy aroma with Belgian yeasty spice and doughy malt in the background. Bitter flavour, medium to light bodied with a moderate carbonation. Dry, slightly doughy pale malt character with notes of white bread, drying grassy and herbal hops and peppery yeasty spice; dry and quite hop bitter finish, accompanied by subtle fruity spots. Very hoppy by Belgian standards of course, but lacks a malty backbone a bit. 12.XI.17


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