Bières Hainaut (Province)

66 products

66 products

Beer Urine 7% Borinage | IPA
Belgique Blonde Bouteille Hainaut
L'Urine is a Double IPA with a clear, dark blond color. The nose clashes with a hoppy explosion.
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Beer Xx Bitter 6% Ranke | IPA
Belgique Blonde Bouteille Hainaut

The XX Bitter is the first beer of the brewery De Ranke and was the second most bitter beer in Belgium when it was released just after the Orval.

A beer cannot get hoppier than this! The Ranke XX-bitter used to be the most bitter beer in Belgium and is the most bitter beer in the brewery. It might not be for all tastes, especially for novice beer drinkers, but once you develop your palate, you can’t get enough of it!

The beer has an orange, honey-coloured body. The XX-bitter has a slightly cloudy appearance, rich in carbonation and has a fine head. 

On the nose, you will naturally smell very hoppy aromas. The flowery hoppy aromas are strong and very dominant. 

The beer flavour follows the hoppy profile, and the hop flavours are very powerful. You can also note some flowery flavours of citrus fruits and grass followed by strong bitterness. Though the alcohol level is low, the flavours are very rich and long-lasting. The bitterness is well balanced. 


The story of XX-bitter beer

The XX-bitter was already brewed back in 1994 when a home brewer and the manager of a beer tasting club decided to test a batch that uses a lot of hops. They decided to bring the beer to a festival in Kortrijk in 1996. Bitter beers were not yet popular, and many other brewers did not have faith in their new product because it was too bitter. Luckily De Ranke brewers could prove everyone wrong. 

The XX Bitter is now considered a bitter beer trendsetter in Belgium. That is because when the beer came out, the IPA beers were not yet trendy in Belgium. Thus, the brewers did not even think about creating an IPA style beer. Some beer drinkers refer to it as a golden ale and others as India Pale Ale. The brewers themselves say that although the beer fits into the IPA category, they would call it a bitter pale ale because that’s the style they had in mind when they created the beer. 

The brewers are very strict with their brewing methods and do everything traditionally. They use whole hops in their beers, and they never filter or pasteurise their beers. The brewers use direct fire and add hot water to achieve target mashing temperatures. 

The hops used for brewing XX-bitter are two varieties of European hops. The Brewers Gold and Hallertau Mittelfrueh hop are both grown in Belgium. The former is used for bittering and the latter for aroma. Moreover, fresh hop flowers are used during the brewing process so they can develop their bittering potential. 

The brewers also used to use Rodenbach yeast until a big company bought it and did not allow working with small breweries. Now the beer recipe uses Fermentis dry yeast instead. Their brewing methods allow them also to create a very dry beer. 

The XX-bitter has made its name by being a trendsetter and one of the bitterest beers in Belgium. It is now extremely popular and is also the flagship beer of the brewery. The beer is not only appreciated in Belgium but also outside. For example, you can find XX-bitter also in the neighbouring countries, the USA and even Japan. 


Read on to learn more about the XX-bitter beer. 

Where does the XX-bitter beer name come from?

One of De Ranke's brewers liked the names of English beers that were called Bitter. Nevertheless, these beers often did not taste bitter. So the brewer decided to call their beer Bitter, which actually is a bitter beer. 

How bitter is the XX-bitter?

The beer reaches an IBU of 65. Back then, one of the bitterest beers was Orval, with an IBU of 45. Generally, IPA beers fall between IBU of 40-70. Thus, we can see that the XX-bitter stays in the higher bitterness range. 

How to serve XX-bitter beer?

The best way to serve this bitter delight is using a tulip-shaped beer glass. Also, the minimum serving temperature is 6 degrees celsius. 

What are other similar beers and alternatives to XX-bitter?

If you enjoyed XX-bitter, try also the Delta IPA by Brussels Beer Project, Brussels Calling by de la Senne brewery or Troubadour Magma by Musketeers brewery. Don’t forget to check out our full collection of IPA beers to find good hoppy tastes. 

Which foods go well with XX-bitter beer?

XX-bitter beer is good to pair with fish, meat dishes and mature cheeses. It is also a good companion during a barbecue. You can also balance the bitterness by enjoying sweet desserts next to the beer. 

What are some other beers by De Ranke brewery?

If you like De Ranke brewery style, try out their Guldenberg, Franc Belge, Amer-Amer and XXX-bitter beer


Thirsty for a nice bitter IPA? Then add XX-bitter to the cart! You may also find the beer in one of our Belgian beer boxes, or the beer may arrive in our monthly beer subscription boxes. 

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Beer Paix Dieu 10% Caulier | Triple
Belgique Blonde Bouteille en stock Hainaut

Strong blonde beer, very yeasty. We recommend it. It is a traditional triple beer that is smooth and full of character. 

Next time you look at the full moon, you’ll look at it differently. That is because Paix Dieu is brewed under the full moon every 28 days. The beer used to be brewed by the abbey of Paix Dieu, where the lunar calendar was very important. The brewery has kept this tradition to stay true to the abbey and the beer. 

Not only are the brewers following the lunar calendar tradition, but they are also using old-fashioned manufacturing methods. These methods are almost identical to the methods used by the abbey. Paix Dieu beer is also 100% natural and preserved from filtration or pasteurisation. 

The colour of Paix Dieu beer is golden and cloudy. The head of the beer is creamy, generous and consistent. The beer has a medium body and is low in carbonation. 

On the nose, you’ll notice complex aromas. It is a mix of fruity, spicy, vanilla, hops, malt, and yeast aromas.

On the palate, you’ll get hoppy and sweet flavours. Notes of fruits, coriander, spices and yeast are present. It develops a fine bitterness. 

Paix Dieu has become a very popular drink and one of the most popular beers in the brewery. It is not only a popular beer in Belgium but very popular among the neighbouring countries, especially France. In fact, 50% of the production goes to the neighbours.


Why is Paix Dieu beer special?

Besides being brewed under the full moon, Paix Dieu is also among one of the strongest Belgian beers. So just like the full moon effect, you might turn into a werewolf after drinking a few of these beers with a 10% alcohol level.

Moreover, because it is only brewed during the full moon, it limits its production. That only adds value to the beer. 


Where is Paix Dieu beer brewed?

Paix Dieu is brewed by brewery Caulier. It is their only beer brewed under the full moon. The brewery is located close to the French border, in Péruwelz, Belgium. 


What are the ingredients of Paix Dieu?

The ingredients are carefully selected from local producers. The recipes include hops, malt and sugar. The yeast used is grown by the Caulier brewery. The water used to make Paix Dieu beer is drawn from the brewery’s own well. 


How to serve Paix Dieu?

Paix Dieu beer has its designated beer glass. Just like the full moon, it is completely round. The beer glass is also cut at a certain angle so it can capture all the aromas of the beer. Moreover, it is handmade glass. That means that each one of the beer glasses is unique. You are lucky if you own one. 

Photo: Caulier Paix Dieu


Which food goes well next to Paix Dieu beer?

You can serve Paix Dieu beer next to hard cheese or a good steak. 

What are some similar beers to Paix Dieu?

If you like Paix Dieu, see the rest of the beers from our triple beer collection

Want to try out Paix Dieu beer? Add it to the cart, and you can expect a beer delivery soon!

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Walloon Beers Advent Calendar Beercrush | Calendrier
Belgique Brabant Wallon Coffret Hainaut Liège Luxembourg Namur

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An advent calendar with Walloon beers inside.

The 5 Walloon provinces are well represented with beers from the province of Namur, Liège, Hainaut of Luxembourg as well as Walloon Brabant.

The calendar contains 24 different beers with a few classics but especially local artisanal beers that will appeal to amateurs and those discovering them for the first time.

Walloon Belgian beer advent calendar

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Beer Guldenberg 8% Ranke | Triple
Belgique Blonde Bouteille Hainaut

Triple hopped, in the long tradition of bitter beers from De Ranke.

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Beer Amer-Amer 6% Ranke | IPA
Belgique Blonde Bouteille Hainaut

Nice balance between flavors and aggressive bitterness thanks to the use of whole hops.

In the case of Amer-Amer, American hops are used, but these were grown in Belgium like all the hops used by De Ranke.

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Beer Boriner Vice 5% Borinage | Berliner Weisse
€48,00 Regular price €59,04 Sale price
Acide Belgique Bouteille en stock Hainaut

Berliner Weisse with a slightly salty taste. It is produced in the tradition of this style, with raw wheat and by crazy but exceptional brewers.

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Beer Super Fresca 6% Tartaruga | Blonde
Belgique Bouteille Hainaut

Hopped blond beer light in alcohol and easy to drink.

The aromatic side of the beer quickly takes over, releasing the flavors of Citra and Galaxy hops.

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Beer Chimay Bleue 9% Chimay | Brune
Belgique Bouteille Hainaut supermarket

A strong dark Trappist beer, it is rather sweet and has chocolate notes.

It is brewed with orange peel which also gives it a slight fruity aftertaste.

It is the flagship of the Abbey, the recipe has remained unchanged since 1956 and was the first Christmas beer brewed by Trappist monks.

It can be kept for a long time, which will change its taste. This is also why the 75cl is called Grande Réserve.

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Beer Quintine 8% Legendes | Blonde
Belgique Bouteille Brasserie des Légendes Hainaut
La Quintine has a hazy blonde color. It is neither filtered, nor pasteurized, nor centrifuged after fermentation. It has the delicious fruity and flowery aromas of hops and is creamy.
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Beer Saison Dupont 6.5% Dupont | Saison
Belgique Blonde Bouteille Hainaut

Blonde and coppery, dry and bitter.

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Beer Bons Vœux 9.5% Dupont | Saison
Belgique Blonde Bouteille Hainaut

A softness that denotes with the other beers of the brewery following a longer maturation and raw hopping.

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Beer Simplex 4.5% Ranke | Blonde
Belgique Bouteille Hainaut

Simplex is a beer for pilsners, it is very bitter but still easy to drink.

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Beer Chimay Cinq Cents White 8% Chimay | Triple
Belgique Blonde Bouteille Hainaut supermarket

Easy-drinking Triple Trappist.

Balanced between sweetness and bitterness, it was produced in 1966 for the 500th anniversary of the Principality of Chimay

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Beer Moinette Blond 8.5% Dupont | Blonde
Belgique Bouteille Hainaut
A blond Belgian beer with complex and harmonious tastes. One can find flavors of flowery hops and a dry bitterness and pronounced and pleasant aromas of hops.
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Beer Tournay Triple 9.2% Cazeau | Triple
Belgique Blonde Bouteille Hainaut

Rather hoppy, which gives it a herbaceous and spicy taste.

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Beer Noir De Dottignies 8.5% Ranke | Noire
Belgique Bouteille Hainaut

Noir de Dottignies is well balanced between malty flavors and Saaz and Challenger hopping.

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Beer Sunlight Des Tropiques 5% Borinage | Session IPA
Belgique Blonde Canette Hainaut IPA

Session IPA which is strong on the aromatic side of hops.

Indeed this session is really more English style than Belgian, the aromatic of the hops is sharper and the cereal does not sweeten the beer which guarantees a kick of bitterness at the end of the mouth.

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Beer Swaf 8% Silly | Triple
Belgique Blonde Bouteille Hainaut

It is spicy followed by a slight bitterness and a fairly present body.

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Beer Saison Dupont Bio 5.5% Dupont | Saison
Belgique Bio Blonde Bouteille Hainaut

The famous season with certified organic ingredients.

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Beer Caulier Triple Gluten Free 9% B28 | Triple
Belgique Blonde Bouteille Brasserie 28 Hainaut Sans Gluten

A gluten-free Triple beer, with delicate fruity flavors.

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Grand Cru Beer 9.5% Saint-Feuillien | Blonde
Belgique Bouteille Hainaut Sacrilege
Grand Cru is a beer with a unique combination of hops and the finest aromatic ingredients. Grand Cru differs from other beers in the range by its absence of spices. Hop aromas with fruity notes. Slight bitterness.
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Beer Franc Belge 5.2% Ranke | Blonde
Belgique Bouteille Hainaut
The Franc Belge is an amber colored beer and it is easy to drink. The light colored malts give the beer a mild malty taste, with a pleasant bitter note at the end due to the use of Fuggles hops.
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Beer Ramborinage 7% Borinage | Blanche
Belgique Bouteille Hainaut
Double white. Real white beer, stronger than average, with spicy notes (coriander and orange peel), a smooth result.
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Beer Tournay Blonde 6.7% Cazeau | Blonde
Belgique Bouteille Hainaut

The blonde side of the abbey beers is quite present, and the malts reveal their aromas without complexes.

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Beer Queue De Charrue Triple 9% Vanuxeem | Triple
Belgique Blonde Bouteille Hainaut

Copper color balanced between sweetness and bitterness.

Originally it was the blonde but in 1992, it was renamed triple to make way for its lighter and softer little sister.

Quite classic, it is similar to many triple abbeys in Belgium.

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Beer Grisette Blonde Bio 5.5% Saint-Feuillien | Blonde
Belgique Bouteille Hainaut Sacrilege Sans Gluten
La Grisette Blonde Bio is a light and very refreshing pale ale. It gives off aromas of a richness that are rarely found in other beers of this density. The foam is smooth and white, and the body has a straw yellow color. It has an intense but distinctive bitterness.
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Beer Monk Stout 5.2% Dupont | Stout
Belgique Bouteille Hainaut Noire

Dark, dry and bitter in line with English dry stout beers.

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Beer Saison Dupont Dry Hop 6.5% Dupont | Saison
Belgique Blonde Bouteille Hainaut

The dry-hopping version of the famous season.

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Beer Silly Blanche 5% Silly | Blanche
Belgique Bouteille Hainaut
White top-fermented beer. Its flavor is very fresh in which coriander effectively plays its thirst-quenching role. The tasting continues with a great thrill due to the dried orange peel.
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Beer Silly Pils 5% Silly | Pils
Belgique Blonde Bouteille Hainaut
Product with expired "best before" date.
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Beer Triomf 6% Dupont | Fumée
Belgique Bouteille Hainaut

Triomf is a lightly smoked bitter beer brewed for the centenary of the Gantois Vooruit art center.

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Beer Scotch Silly 8% Silly | Scotch
Belgique Bouteille Brune Hainaut
Scotch Silly has a sweet taste, a slight bitterness and a pleasant smell of malt. The beer has a dark, cloudy color. It has a sweet taste and a creamy mouthfeel.
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Beer La Corne Du Bois Des Pendus Triple 10% Legendes | Triple
Belgique Blonde Bouteille Brasserie des Légendes Hainaut

Triple without residual sugars, sweet and not spicy.

Easy to drink but really treacherous with its 10% alcohol.

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Beer Mulet Pils 5.2% Borinage | Pils
Belgique Blonde Canette Hainaut

Brewed with wheat and oats which gives it a slight white taste and a little sweetness in the mouth. The hops, on the other hand, give it a fruity side.

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Beer Redor Pils 5% Dupont | Pils
Belgique Blonde Bouteille Hainaut
A Pils-type beer, bottom-fermented, with cereal aromas. This pure malt Pilsner (barley malt) is filtered but not pasteurized. Fine sparkle with a blond color and a white head. Aromas of malt and cereals. Mellow with a slight bitterness.
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Beer Sunny Baia 4.5% Tartaruga | Session IPA
Belgique Blonde Bouteille Hainaut IPA

Aromatic side (citrus, passion fruit, mango, etc.) and bitterness.

Low alcohol but it has a lot of body.

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Beer Bush 12% Dubuisson | Blonde
Belgique Bouteille Hainaut
Bush is a filtered, top-fermented beer made from malt, hops, natural sugars, water from the brewery's underground spring, and proprietary house yeast. The bittersweet taste of this beer, its soft taste structure and its characteristic amber color are due to the caramel malts used.
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Beer Hercule Stout 9% Legendes | Stout
Belgique Bouteille Brasserie des Légendes Hainaut Noire

One of the best classic Belgian stouts.

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Delirium Christmas 10% 24x33cl Huyghe | Noël
Belgique Bouteille Delirium Hainaut

Découvrez la bière belge Delirium Christmas, brassée par Delirium à partir de leur recette de Noël. La brasserie de l'éléphant rose est connue pour ses bières emblématiques telles que Delirium Tremens et Delirium Red. Avec un taux d'alcool de 10%, Delirium Christmas est une bière à boire au coin du feu un soir glacial de décembre.Bière de Noel de l'éléphant rose le plus célèbre au monde.

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