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De Ranke XX Bitter - Brouwerij De Ranke

De Ranke XX BitterDe Ranke XX Bitter

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

673 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 673
Reviews: 463
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.22%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Ranke visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-28-2002)
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Reviews by NoLiberty:
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NoLiberty

Pennsylvania

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
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De Ranke XX Bitter from Brouwerij De Ranke
91 out of 100 based on 673 ratings.