De Ranke XX Bitter - Brouwerij De Ranke

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

786 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 786
Reviews: 474
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 68
Gots: 46 | FT: 1
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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

12 oz. draft pour at Jester King Brewery on 9/26/14. Thank you Jester King. This beer reminded me why I got into, and enjoy, drinking craft beer. It reminded me of the first time I had a good European Lager in the mid 80's: golden, hardy unroasted malt backbone, strong bitter hop finish. While the malt takes first billing, the hops provide a perfect supporting role: citrusy, slightly acidic, what balance. Beautify look: golden with a healthy white head. What really impressed me, though, was the aroma, a wonderful combination of malt and fruit. Fresh, dry, a masterpiece.

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Pours a hazy golden straw color with just a few millimeters of fizzy white head.

Nose boasts pineapple, mango, pepper and phenols which I come to expect from a Belgian yeast.

Sharp initial flavor with lemon pith and more peppery notes. Nice subtle pilsner malt characters that blend well with the sharper hop and yeast character. Spicy noble hops and some citrus notes from what I would imagine are American hops. There are some slightly tart characters and horse blanket/barnyard but this isn't overwhelmingly sour. It seems just a touch which just rounds out this beer and helps it finish dry leaving just a hint of hops on the palate.

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01/31/14 From bottle at Rattle n HUm, NYC. May be past due, but interesting nontheless. A bit flat but since the label says "the Hoppiest beer of Belgium" I wonder.

I'm a big Belgian fan & shy away from hoppy, but if this is the top end...I'm moving to Belgium.

On the spicy side for the genre. Not bad..not that good, but as I said this bottle may be past prime.

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De Ranke XX Bitter from Brouwerij De Ranke
91 out of 100 based on 786 ratings.