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De Ranke XXX Bitter - Brouwerij De Ranke

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BA SCORE
89
very good

48 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 8.71%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Ranke visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BEERchitect on 07-25-2013)
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Allurex

Kansas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-11-2014 02:42:33 | More by Allurex
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nikigava

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

08-08-2014 22:55:54 | More by nikigava
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metter98

New York

3.94/5  rDev -2%

A: Th beer is hazy yellow in color and poured with a finger and a half high frothy bright white head that has very good retention properties and hardly died down.
S: Light to moderaate aromas of floral and herbal hops are present in the nose along with slight bits of funk.
T: The bitterness really stands out in the taste of this beer, which is similar to to the smell, and the bitterness lingers through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be very bitter for a Belgian IPA.

08-03-2014 00:27:25 | More by metter98
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stealth

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-02-2014 04:55:37 | More by stealth
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-24-2014 00:34:28 | More by DrStiffington
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mattycasey

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-20-2014 07:56:09 | More by mattycasey
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Remdog

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-19-2014 23:14:58 | More by Remdog
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starshockey9

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-14-2014 02:39:52 | More by starshockey9
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aztraz

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-11-2014 10:05:57 | More by aztraz
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-05-2014 05:48:42 | More by Kurmaraja
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bruindre

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-02-2014 00:39:29 | More by bruindre
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smithj4

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

06-22-2014 21:36:03 | More by smithj4
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-29-2014 23:40:22 | More by muskiesman
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-26-2014 22:03:46 | More by outoffocus
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Idrankthat

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-25-2014 15:18:08 | More by Idrankthat
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Black_ox

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

05-16-2014 00:39:28 | More by Black_ox
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Mattias

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

05-15-2014 17:27:58 | More by Mattias
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kybeerdrinker

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-11-2014 18:47:50 | More by kybeerdrinker
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stephensinner

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-13-2014 04:21:10 | More by stephensinner
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

03-25-2014 05:56:01 | More by gillagorilla
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samEBC

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-22-2014 22:38:42 | More by samEBC
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tegelaar

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

03-05-2014 04:36:26 | More by tegelaar
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dv8sean

California

4.35/5  rDev +8.2%

750ml bottle just like in the picture poured into a genre-appropriate Sante Adairius Rustic Ales tulip glass.

It's a pretty beer! Pours all effervescent and golden with that signature Beligian tight white head. Color is lighter than most IPAs--more straw yellow than amber honey gold.

Smells like the cellar at grandpa's house: a bit funky, but conjured nothing but good feelings.

Tastes bitter, as an ipa should, followed by all manner of herbal, medicinal, and full-on funk. All in a good way, though. Not spoiled or contaminated. Just natural, organic, exotic.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Malts are restrained. Carbonation levels are high...Champagne like.

Overall, as with everything I've had from this brewer, it kicks ass. Kinda takes some of my favorite aspects of a beer like Fantome Saison and packages them for a hop head. Most highly recommended.

03-01-2014 02:30:45 | More by dv8sean
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clayrock81

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%

Poured a yellow gold body that is slightly see thru with two finger head and lace patches everywhere. Citric and earthy hops galore in the nose along with touches of Belgian yeasty and gets a little dirty at times and has touches of sweet malts. Well-carbonated so it is crisp and there is a smoothness to it only found in Belgian beers. Earthy, citric, even a little peppery spice it seems with bold, assertive hops and a dry finish. There not only seems to be a little hop bitterness to this beer but it seems there is a touch of sour fruit and funk as well as some moderate sweetness.

02-17-2014 21:58:16 | More by clayrock81
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draheim

Washington

3.89/5  rDev -3.2%

750mL (lot B24T10; best by 02/05/18) into a tulip. Pours a pale yellow w/ a 1-finger white head.

Aroma is pale malt, floral hops, and slightly funky Belgian yeast.

Taste follows nose, kind of. Light, delicate pale malt, almost biscuity; Pilsner? Floral/herbal hops bring an almost tea-like quality, closing out with a decisive bitterness. Belgian yeast keeps things fruity and light.

Mouthfeel is balanced and crisp, medium bodied.

Overall a pretty good Belgian pale, hoppier and sharper than most. I'd give it a 3.875 overall if I could.

12-27-2013 06:24:14 | More by draheim
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De Ranke XXX Bitter from Brouwerij De Ranke
89 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.