De Ranke XX Bitter - Brouwerij De Ranke
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Reviews by Cozzatoad:
3.85/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A- Golden colour, maybe slightly on the amber side, quite hazy. 1 and a half finger white head that shows pretty good retention and lacing. A bit of carbonation is visible
S- Herbal/grassy hops (euro hops) with a bit of funk to them. A bit of earthyness from the yeast on the back of things to bring balance
T- Similar to the aroma but luckily a bit more complex. Very much a hop-forward beer with dominant herbal notes (mint, fresh grass, maybe tobacco) among a clean/plain bitter taste that also feels slightly funky. A bit of spiciness and earhtyness may be detected on the back of things. Finish and aftertaste are sweeter than taste, with citric notes and a touch of malt sweetness that eventually makes itself heard
M- Light to medium body with plenty of carbonation to bring a lot of life. Pleasantly vivid but a bit too prickly. Plus, flavours tend to vanish a bit too quickly. Pleasantly dry and refreshing aftertaste
O- Highly enjoyable and thirst-quenching despite dominant bitterness. Not very complex but at least i'm finally tasting a belgian ipa that has some distinctive character, not just a random strong pale ale with a bit more hops than usual
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2012 15:08:46 | More by Cozzatoad
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4.19/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Picked this up at a great little beer store in Arlon, Belgium, Miorge Mihoublon. Cloudy golden-yellow pour with a two finger foamy white head with decent retention and great lacing. The nose is herbal and grassy with hints of lemon, grapefruit, subtle yeast, and straw. The taste lives up to the name with loads of bitter hoppiness along with hints of grass, lemon zest, white pepper, grapefruit, and subtle caramel sweetness. The mouthfeel is light bodied, sharp and tangy, with a refreshing crisp, bitter, dry finish. Overall, this was about what I had expected, considering that I had already had the XXX Bitter. Extremely bitter, but quite drinkable and very refreshing. And you can't beat the price for a beer of this quality. Wondering why I waited so long to try this.
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2014 17:36:10 | More by beerdrifter
De Ranke XX Bitter from Brouwerij De Ranke
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