De Ranke XX Bitter - Brouwerij De Ranke

Not Rated.
De Ranke XX BitterDe Ranke XX Bitter

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

786 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 786
Reviews: 474
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 68
Gots: 46 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Ranke visit their website

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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of De Ranke XX Bitter Alström Bros
Ratings: 786 | Reviews: 474 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of AlvinLin
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of apasternak
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of BeerBeast
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Sappo1965
4.12/5  rDev +1%

Photo of wc94wc
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of muskiesman
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of hoop454
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Jdevoss
2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of Konkretek
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Nitranim
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of BKotch
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Kmlund
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of shigg85
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of xhuang61
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of rbfurr3
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of gutbuster
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of PatGreer
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed a pint on tap at Beer Revolution in Calgary. A Belgian IPA actually from Belgium, this brew presents a slightly cloudy golden yellow with just under an inch of white foam on top, looks much like Duvel or another "strong golden" ale. Aroma presages the tart, dry bitterness to come, tons of Styrian-type hops and an astringent green apple, pear, and orange fruitiness counterbalanced by a doughy yeast sweetness. Although a subtle candi sugar sweet note is detectable, on my palate this brew registers largely as tart, dry, bitter, and rather woody, medicinal hops leading the way and closing out the show with a tannic, dry gooseberry and grape finale. Once the palate acclimatizes to said bitterness, you will notice the fruit elements from the nose (pear, apple, orange) and a classic Belgian yeast character, but this requires some perseverance if you are unfamiliar with this style. Did I mention that this beer is dry? Well-attenuated body and rather heavy carbonation. Truth be told, I prefer many North American takes on this style, where the fruit is more ripe and prominent on the palate, but this obviously has its merits and is a good benchmark for a classic, genuinely Belgian hoppy ale.

Photo of mattycasey
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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