XX Bitter (or Extra Extra Bitter) is a bitter blond beer by Brewery De Ranke. It is made with pale pilsner malt and lots of Brewers Gold and Hallertau hop flowers. This beer has been a real trendsetter for the current comeback of bitter beers in Belgium. When it was first launched in 2001, it was the most bitter beer in Belgium. Because this beer is brewed with real hop flowers, its bitterness is not overwhelming. It is a nice, persistent bitterness which tingles in the mouth for a long time after you finish your sip. It has an alcohol content of 6.2 %.
Brewery De Ranke is a craft brewery in Dottignies, which specializes in authentic bitter beers with hop flowers from nearby Poperinge. Besides this XX Bitter beer, they are also well known for their Saison de Dottignies.
Serving temperature: 2-6°C