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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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kauge (1649) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 13, 2016
Bottle from Sip in Tallinn (was around 10). BB 2021. Didnt write down much, but the overall impression was: grassy (raw) bitter and fruity, very dry and nearly aggressively carbonated. Luckily, the mild sweetness kinda manages to bury the raw hop character. Very nice anyway.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (3390) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 8, 2016
Bottle, shared by kauge thanks. Pours golden with whiteish head. Aroma is fruity, citrus, cucumber, apricots. Flavor is sweet and bitter, citrus, apricots, malt, Finish is dry bitterness. Overall: very good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (3024) - ESTONIA - APR 8, 2016
Bottle shared by Mart. Hazy golden yellow beer, medium retentive white head. Nose is citric, malty, hoppy, creamy, mild caramel notes, grass. Flavor is hoppy, grassy, bitter, fruity, refreshing, light sweetness. Herbal-fruity finish, grass notes, hops, dryness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rask0lnikov (863) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 2, 2016
UPDATED: APR 8, 2016 Pale, bit hazy yellow colour. Modest white head. Aroma of hay and hops. Hoppy at first. Bitterness in the middle. Hoppy finish. Bit spicy aftertaste. Well balanced saison. Does not have flowery wheat basis. Hops making this beer good but the palate is not complex. It is still very well drinkable beer. Not 4.0 because of the slight sweetness. Chsracteristics were the same at the second tasting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (14518) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 25, 2016
750ml bottle (Koht Tallinn)
Lovely fresh hoppy aroma. Super fresh crisp hoppy taste. Lovely mellow palate, but full of character, soft bready malts, but super perfumey hops. Balance absolutely perfect. This is like a mellowed version of the XX. To be honest, I think I prefer the smack in the chops of the XX.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (6599) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 25, 2016
750ml bottle. Bit hazy golden color. Medium size, bubbly white head, stays. Sweet malts, bit of hazelnuts, floral, some plastic in aroma. Malty, sweet, spicy and grassy hops in taste. Hops absolutely explode in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Hopping is exceptionally well done. Very very good bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freretoc (1782) - Besanon, FRANCE - MAR 9, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 75cl la brasserie, couleur blonde mousse et effervescence bien prsente, Nez sur le hoblon et le citron presquun ct cannabis. Miam Miam Miam Miam Miam Miam Miam Ouais a faisait un mois que javais pas bu une bire, jai trouv a bon et jai pas eu envie de me faire chier la noter. Miam Miam Miam Miam Miam Miam Miam

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (1490) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 4, 2016
Cloudy, yellow colored, medium white creamish head, good lacing. Aroma is of malt, citrus, spicy phenolic and bit straw. Taste is medium to light sweet malt, light caramel, lots of spicy phenolic-peppery notes and citrus, some straw, medium to strong bitterness, quite dry finish. Medium- bodied, average carbonation, oily. Proper Belgian bitter stuff! (on tap, Gainsbar, Kortrijk)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mallons72 (206) - livonia, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Not a belgian fan....but this works for me! Enough hops to remind me of prima pils. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (1821) - Besanon, FRANCE - MAR 2, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 75cl. Blonde, effervescence moyenne. Enorme houblonnage intense du dbut la fin de la dgustation. Parfaite pour les amateurs damertume.


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