A few Belgian beers are pale and assertively hopped, like an India Pale Ale. De Ranke's "XX Bitter" has a British-style name.
Poperings Hommelbier is another example, hailing from Belgium's hop-growing district.
Fresh, hoppy and thirst-quenching beer, with pronounced citrus / floral flavors. Very accessible and tasty, delicious on a sunny terrace.
Internationally Styled Wheat IPA - RB 97/100 !
Full malt, fully hopped IPA. Mash hopped, first wort hopping, late wort hopping, dry hopped. Blend of European and American hops, at 1kg / hectoliter. Intensively hopped, disturbingly good.
Malt bill from the De Ranke XX Bitter, bitter hops: Northern Brewer, aroma (wet) hops: Hallertau Mittelfruh. 2015 edition: RB 96p
Due dry-hopping, this beer has enormous diversity of aromas.
A robustly bitter strong Belgian pale ale. Added hops (3 varieties) make the basic version of Piraat even more enjoyable!
Hommel is the local abbreviation of humulus, from the botanical name for the hop plant. Confusingly, it also means bumble bee in Flemish. Poperings Hommelbier is a hoppy, golden-bronze, ale. It is made from a blend of winter, summer and aromatic pale malts
Inspired by American brewcraft creativity, Spencer IPA is crisp, fragrant, and golden-hued. Generously hopped, bright, bitter – one of a kind. Ratebeer: 73/100.
This beer is brewed both at Green Flash in the US as well as at St-Feuillien in Belgium. This Belgian edition is bottle conditioned and European malts are being used. RB: 89/100
XX Bitter or Extra Extra Bitter is a blond, bitter ale containing 6.2% vol. Alc. It’s famous for it’s very bitter and strong flavour. XX is being made with pale pilsner malt and loads of Brewers Gold and Hallertau hop flowers. A perfect combination that has been nationally and internationally praised. This ale has been a real trendsetter for the current...
XXX Bitter is a special edition of XX-bitter; Brewed especially for the Shelton Brothers “The Festival” 2013 in Portland, ME. Limited kegs and 75cl bottles productions. Ratebeer 97 points!