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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: 279   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
martjoobolut (4229) - 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
suurjuust (3504) - 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
Rask0lnikov (1257) - 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
FatPhil (15965) - 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
Marduk (7595) - 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
freretoc (1935) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 9, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 75cl à la brasserie, couleur blonde mousse et effervescence bien présente, Nez sur le hoblon et le citron presqu’un côté cannabis. Miam Miam Miam Miam Miam Miam Miam Ouais ça faisait un mois que j’avais pas bu une bière, j’ai trouvé ça bon et j’ai pas eu envie de me faire chier à la noter. Miam Miam Miam Miam Miam Miam Miam

3.7
kajser27 (1785) - 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
mallons72 (208) - 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
Renobob (2064) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 2, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 75cl. Blonde, effervescence moyenne. Enorme houblonnage intense du début à la fin de la dégustation. Parfaite pour les amateurs d’amertume.

2.4
nathanvc (448) - Brugge, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2016
At Bruges Beer Fest. Pours hazy blonde with a big white head. The aroma contains hops, citrus, grass, yeast and earthy notes. It tastes medium sweet towards heavy bitter. The aftertaste is strong, lasting, dry and bitter. Lively carbonation. A bit too intense.


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