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

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RATINGS: 260   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (3045) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2016
Sampled from bottle at Maakuns. Slightly hazy golden. Thin white head. Sweet malts, big bitter grassy hops, something popcorn like. Medium sweet over medium bitter. Medium body, soft carbonation. Floral and bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (4224) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2016
Big bottle shared. Slight hazy light golden with big fluffy white head. Massive dank grassy hops, some lime and orange peel, soft caramel, light chicory. Super hoppy! Almost medium sweet and over medium bitter. Medium bodied. Hopped to hell and back, really like it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (1497) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 23, 2016
Dorado turbio y espuma blanca. Aromas dulces y frescos de fruta amarilla y manzana verde, tambin pino y menta. Cuerpo medio y sabor dulce de inicio de fruta amarilla, ligera acidez y final seco y de amargor largo.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
killroy (120) - BULGARIA - SEP 18, 2016
Hazy yellow-golden color with white head. Hoppy aroma, some citrus and a grass note. Fruits and yeast in the taste, also something spicy. Nice one.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rdb84 (564) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2016 75cl. Light hazy yellow golden pour with initially frothy head. A: nicely balanced hop profile with citrus, lime, pine, orange zest. Nice light malty presence. Inviting, refreshing, very subtle (positive!). T: upfront bitterness with citrus fruit elements. Hops profile mellows down, makes way for a refreshing maltiness (hay, fresh grain notes), medium bitter development with orange zest, citrus notes, some mint even. Finish is moderately bitter, some malts and fresh grains, orange zest bitterness. Great balance from start to finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (6714) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2016
750ml bottle. Milky, yellow-ish golden colour with average to huge, thick, creamy, fairly lasting an dlacing, white head. Fruity yeasty and fruity hoppy aroma, notes of peach, apricot, mirabelle, biscuity, doughy and minimally bready malty basis, hints of white bread crust, slightly peppery and minimally dusty, yeasty spicy overtones. Taste is bitter hoppy, slightly fruity, fairly peppery spicy, slightly cautious hints of peach and apricot; lasting bitter finish, lively, fine carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (4176) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 17, 2016
bottle @ Keg Liquors / Clarksville IN --- EXP 02/05/18 --- Aroma of grass and light malt, along with flowery bitter. Cloudy medium / light amber, white head that moves easily to a cover, blobs of lace. Taste is surprisingly bitter. Some malt and a little hay, maybe a little clay, medium carbonation. But, mostly herbal hops. Balance isnt there in a brew that otherwise has strong attributes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silvan7 (1145) - Samarate, ITALY - AUG 16, 2016
Bottle @ home. Dorata carica, velata, quasi opalescente. Aroma intenso.fine e piutttosto complesso. Lievito belga, zucchero candito, cereali, floreale di margherite, erbaceo da luppolo. Secca, amara, pochissima acidit nessun accenno sapido. Cereali, erbaceo e floreale sono i gusti primari. poco calda, carbonatazione intensa, Spigolosa, watery, molto dissetante. Equilibrata ed armonica.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2891) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Bottle at Chris and Ruths pre-GBBF Shindig, 2016 (Sunday sesh.). Hazy gold pour with a white head. Vanilla, warm spice and honey aroma. Flavours of vanilla, honey and apricot. Tasty.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gingertipple (16) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2016
I was asked to give my opinion on the De Ranke XXX. What should have been a great beer was spoiled to the over-bitterness, most probably from dry hopping for too long. I have made this mistake a few times as well.Pity


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