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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 293   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
JohnRMurdoch (5104) - 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 (7670) - 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 (10141) - 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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tapefuzz (871) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2017
Draught. Pours yellow with a moderate white head. Aroma is yeast esters, light earth, some floral, and spice. Taste is Belgian yeast, light earth, very very light citrus, and light bready malt. Very bitter. Light-medium body. Medium carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel. XXX Bitter is essentially a showcase of bitterness, and while significantly more bitter than XX Bitter, it loses much of that beers subtlety and complexity.

3.8
TaktikMTL (7999) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2017
Bouteille verte de 750 ml obtenue en importation privée via l'Agence Vitriol (Québec, QC). Arôme: Odeur de zestes d'orange avec une pointe de gomme baloune. Apparence: La couleur est orangée légèrement voilée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d'un large col mousseux et d'une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d'orange avec une pointe de foin et de pêche. Durée moyenne de l'arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de zestes d'agrumes en arrière goût. (Rating #7951)

4.4
MetalNHopHead (2223) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 30, 2017
As the name promises, XXX Bitter is a hoppy, resinous Belgian Ale. It pours a lovely gold shade with an expansive head and haze. Earthy, floral, and grassy nose. The aromatics translate directly into the flavor. Grass, gunpowder tea, dried flowers, and orange zest. Lively feel with a refreshingly dry finish and lingering bitterness.


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