Category Archives: Belgian Ale

Brewery De Ranke XX Bitter

Smells like a wet dog. No really. Not super strong, but if I had to describe it, that’s what it smells like. Taste was a bit abrupt with some bubbly feel on the mouth with a nice hoppy fade out in taste. Kind of like a cross between an IPA and a champagne. Best drank holding your breath so you don’t suck in a whiff of dog and instead just get the hoppy aftertaste. Beer was best before the end of Jan 2016, and I had it in Jun 2012, so I guess it was maybe still young…

3.5 out of 5 Stars.

XX Bitter


Slightly sweet smell. Taste is a strong assault of slightly harsh sweetness followed by an intense champagne-like bubble. Finishes the bubble quickly and leaves you with the harsh sweetness that slowly fades away.

2.5 out of 5 Stars.


Dubuisson Cuvee Des Trolls

Slightly sweet smell, not really appealing at first- smells kind of like a mass market lager. But very nice taste. Smooth but tasty. Finishes nicely with a very mild hop taste that fades smoothly. Ingredients includes sugar, which must give it its smoothness. After a few more drinks, decided it tasted very similar to Kid Rock Badass Lager.

4 out of 5 Stars.

Cuvee des Trolls