Style: Belgian Ale • ABV: 6.0%
XX Bitter is a very weighty beer, aggressively brewed to be the hoppiest in Belgium. Some more delicate palates are put off right away. It is first of all remarkably hoppy and it persists in its hoppiness unto the bitter end but it does not want for balancing maltiness. In the middle is a barnyard Brettanomyces yeast character that is very reminiscent of Orval in its heyday. You might say this beer is Orval with everything turned up to 11, which is exactly what the brewers were seeking.