De Ranke XXX Bitter
Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke

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From:
Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke
 
Belgium
Style:
IPA - Belgian
Ranked #29
ABV:
6%
Score:
89
Ranked #12,513
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 8.56%
Ratings:
118
Status:
Active
Rated:
Friday at 11:49 PM
Added:
Jul 25, 2013
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  15
SCORE
89
Very Good
De Ranke XXX BitterDe Ranke XXX Bitter
Notes: None
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Photo of puboflyons
3.62/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by puboflyons from New Hampshire

From a 750 ml. bottle acquired and sampled on May 13, 2022.

The appearance is lovely with its foamy head over the orange-amber appearance a slight cloudy character.

Unfortunately, this beer god skunked I think because right away in the aroma, I pick that up. beyond that, there is a breadiness, a light spiciness, and a vague fruitiness.

Mouthfeel is in the high medium range with some acidity.

The taste is sweet, bready, and slightly spicy. Clean enough finish. It's not bad but not something I will have a second time.

Friday at 11:49 PM
Photo of Sigmund
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Sigmund from Norway

750 ml green bottle, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 6%. Golden colour, slightly hazy. Large white head. Pleasant aroma of spicy Belgian ale yeast and herbal hops. Fizzy mouthfeel. Distinctly bitter flavour with plenty of herbal hops, slightly dry, also notes of spicy yeast. Very sharp bitterness in the aftertaste.

Apr 06, 2022
Photo of josanguapo
4.26/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by josanguapo from Spain

De Belgiuminabox. En copa Teku. Leyendo sobre PERT. Excelente ejemplo de IPA belga. Aún embotellada en noviembre de 2019 (pero caduca en 2021), el lupulo sigue dandole un toque herbal y un feel muy agradables que se integran a la perfección con un perfil de belgian blonde nada edulcorado

Sep 27, 2020
 
4.06 by CervezaNY from New York on Apr 21, 2020
 
4.04 by Maxpower086 from Canada (QC) on Jan 24, 2020
Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by VABA from Virginia

A-Pours a hazy light golden color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has citrus, herbs and hop hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a pleasant citrus, herbs and hop flavor
M-A medium bodied moderately carbonated beer
O-A well balanced Belgian IPA

Aug 25, 2019
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

Bottle: Poured a hazy golden color ale with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of huge dry hoppy notes with some herbal and grassy notes which is very enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by grassy hoppy notes with some herbal notes with some hay notes and a dry finish. Body is pretty full for style with good carbonation. I loved the hoppy profile which is very different then what you get from American style IPAs.

Aug 02, 2019
 
4 by mike22ne from Massachusetts on Aug 01, 2019
Photo of Zet
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Zet from Netherlands

Nice beer, tastes like a solid saison to me.

Jul 11, 2019
 
4.5 by bigred89 from Maryland on Apr 09, 2019
 
4 by paulish from New York on Sep 19, 2018
Photo of Bitterbill
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Bitterbill from Wyoming

750 ml capped bottle bought at Liquor Shed.

Excellent head of foam sitting on a orange gold liquid, lacing and head retention..excellent.

Nose is of spicy and fruity hop bitterness. Flowery and I have to say, the spice is very mild. Citrus is not ignored.

Light citrus, spice, biscuit malt, smoother than a baby's butt..the tastes put you in a sit back and enjoy mode. Probably the greatest asset this hoppy Golden Ale gives me.

Smooth bodied, due partly to the low level of carbonation. I don't expect to encounter many burps drinking this beauty.

I think that this was around the $14 mark. No regrets.

Aug 22, 2018
Photo of puck1225
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by puck1225 from Texas

Bought the bomber during a visit to Austin at a shop that had a small but choice selection of beers.

Poured into a small fluted glass. Beautiful foamy head and great curtain lacing atop a fairly cloudy yellow body. Refreshing smell. Taste of lemon, honey, and pepper. Some nice earthiness to the beer. A great table beer.

Jul 16, 2018
 
3.94 by shelby415 from Oregon on Jul 07, 2018
Photo of Stevedore
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Stevedore from Oregon

On draft. Served in a wine glass. Slightly cloudy golden yellow body, orange hue, one finger white head, fair retention, not much lacing. Smell and flavour are fairly hoppy, with an assertive floral and herbal hop component, peppercorn, lightly toasted malt, light leather and hay. It's a hoppy saison through and through. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, good carbonation, dry finish.

Mar 24, 2018
 
4.5 by steverx8 from England on Jan 19, 2018
 
3.98 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia on Aug 09, 2017
Photo of rolltide8425
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania

Real good bitter bite with the yeast esters playing off that bitterness very nicely. Not much to it other than that, but it does beat XX in terms of bitterness.

May 29, 2017
 
3.75 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania on Apr 24, 2017
 
3 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden on Apr 15, 2017
 
4.01 by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin on Mar 26, 2017
 
4.09 by rarigney from Washington on Jan 14, 2017
 
3.75 by fosters9 from New York on Jan 13, 2017
 
4.06 by Dzu from Russian Federation on Nov 23, 2016
 
4.02 by RBuckley73 from Nevada on Nov 18, 2016
 
4.02 by Sound_Explorer from Washington on Nov 12, 2016
 
4.09 by mamaraza from Texas on Sep 04, 2016
 
3.63 by Elimav from Florida on Sep 01, 2016
 
3.93 by BeerBeast from Florida on Aug 27, 2016
 
4.35 by bouncepass from California on Aug 13, 2016
Photo of Immortale25
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Immortale25 from North Carolina

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Cap says 11DEC14 EXP: 06/12/19.

A- Pours a slightly hazy medium amber color with a full inch of white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Estery belgian yeast with some herbal hop fume and a slight skunkiness.

T- Oxidative quality at the start, then there's some fruity hop character that's still there and a bitter afterbite. The bitterness is the main player here and it's actually quite nice. Drinkable but with an intense bite that keeps you interested and coming back for more. The oxidation actually kind of complements the bitterness and together make for a pretty enjoyable drink.

M- Sharp and spritzy from the hops and medium-high carbonation. Lightish body.

O- Had the XX at nearly two years old and it was skunky and oxidized beyond enjoyment. Recently had a friend bring home a bottle and I'm not sure how old it was but it was much more enjoyable than the bottle I'd previously had which led me to go ahead and buy this. This bottle is a year and a half old and though it's not as enjoyable as the XX I recently had, it has it's good points: intense bitterness that mingles well with the yeast and somehow works with the oxidative properties it's developed. I would say it needs more malt balance though as it gets to be a bit of a chore to get through since it's only riding on two dimensions - hops and yeast - while it should be riding on three. Decent but this will probably be my last time buying their bitter beers.

Jun 05, 2016
 
3.94 by sd123 from Georgia on May 17, 2016
 
3.79 by WhitmansNiece from Massachusetts on May 14, 2016
 
3.18 by Pletser from Belgium on Mar 31, 2016
Photo of craftbeersweden
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by craftbeersweden from Sweden

For the third time in the world and for the second time in Sweden this beer is released to the public.

Released at Systembolaget in October 2015. Only about 700 75cl bottles found it's way to Sweden this time.
I've saved this for a rainy day and that's today! (January 29 - 2016)

The beer pours hazy, light yellow with a huge, three finger high, white head that leaves lacing on the glass.

The beer is full of very small bubbles racing to the top of the beer. It reminds me of a glass of champagne.

Nose: Funky Belgian yeast, floral hops, malt (pilsner malt?), grass and some earthy notes. I love the smell!
Taste: Wow! This is good! A lot of bitterness. Pale malt, citrus, grapefruit, bread, coriande and floral hops.
Mouthfeel: Medium body. Great texture. Medium carbonation. High bitterness and dry ending. The bitterness really plays a big part in this beer!

What can I say? I love bitter beer and this is bitter! The beer takes a grip of your tongue and twist it... Nice!

I'm so glad I got hold of a few bottles.

Jan 29, 2016
 
4.14 by Evil_Pidde from Sweden on Jan 01, 2016
 
3.58 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Dec 16, 2015
Photo of kkleu357
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by kkleu357 from Wisconsin

From notes on 9/15/15. I actually liked the XX more. Yes, this beer is more bitter, but I’m not getting the sweetness that I got from XX, which I liked. Still, pretty tasty.

Dec 15, 2015
 
3.94 by Prost76 from New Hampshire on Dec 14, 2015
 
3.72 by impending from California on Oct 31, 2015
De Ranke XXX Bitter from Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 118 ratings