De Ranke XX Bitter - Brouwerij De Ranke
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Reviews by irishmoss:
4.5/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
33cl bottle best before January 2011... poured into my Magic d'Achouffe tulip.
This poured a golden straw color that's very clear, many columns of tiny bubbles rising to a 1 ½ finger white head. The aroma is light fruitiness, floral, and slight spicy noble hop, Saaz like presence. The taste seems to have the same citrus, floral, and spice hop flavors melded with a nice pale Belgian malt profile. The malt adds nice sweetness that tries to balance out the hops, but it fails to do this, perfectly. There's isn't a overpowering "Belgian yeast" flavor, and that's good. Light bubbly carbonation in the mouth, and it finishes nice and dry. This is low in alcohol, great tasting, and has a crisp refreshing quality to it. Well done.
Serving type: bottle
12-14-2006 15:23:39 | More by irishmoss
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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
91 out of 100 based on 674 ratings.