De Ranke XX Bitter - Brouwerij De Ranke
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Reviews by NoLiberty:
4/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I'm reviewing draft version of this beer but I've also had the bottle and much prefer the latter.
Appearance - Poured a nice golden color with lemon-white head that disipates to nearly nothing almost immediately.
Aroma - Very slight. Musty grassy-straw.
Taste - Fruit front, musty straw middle and bitter hop bite at the end. Estringent and like the woods smells in the fall after a rainstorm.
Mouth - Nice tingle on tongue to stimulate tastebuds with an estringency on the finish leaving mouth dry and clean. Nice.
Drinkability - Very good and could put a few of these modest beers away.
Despite De Ranke's standing as one of the world's finest I'm still waiting to be impressed.
Serving type: on-tap
07-05-2005 22:00:16 | More by NoLiberty
More User Reviews:
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
91 out of 100 based on 673 ratings.