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Brewed by Scheldebrouwerij
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Meer (Hoogstraten), Belgium

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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hop Ruiter (Hop Rider) has a full, almost rustic malt body, and pairs Belgian yeast-driven flavors with American assertive hoppiness. It is dry hopped, with two noble varieties which add complexity, delicacy and a bit of funk.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29837) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2012
Bottled. An unclear golden beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of malt, spices, and some funky thing. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, fruits, and some funky yeast, leading to a dry finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
QueSeraSera (5) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2012 does not count
Big foamy white head, golden color, bitter, lemon, American hops (simcoe?) 8 % alc. Like it a lot.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10925) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
cloudy light yellow, small white head. slightly bretty, wild yeasty, caramelly. flavor is flowery, belgian yeasty, bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Sweet sugary nose with a little perfumy fruit. Solid body, sugar, booze and yeast and little more. A rather primitive beer. 220312

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (5732) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2012
Draft at Huppel. Hazy golden pour with large white head. Grassy hop aroma and flavour of tropical fruit and orange. Balcohol warmth in finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (4070) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2012
(bottle) pours a murky golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of heavy cactus juice and old yeast, white grapes, passion fruit, banana and bread crusts. flavour is mostly bubble gum, with a tangerine fruitiness and some light alcohol in the finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 1/10/2011. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into in a chalice. Brewed and bottled by De Scheldebrouwerij, Meer, Belgium. Good design on the bottle. Hop - Ruiter pours a turbid blonde color out of the bottle with a big fluffy white head. Decent retention on the cap and some nice lacing. Pale malt and bubble gum predominate the aroma, with white grape skin, apples, and herbal noble hops providing support. The start of the flavor is an obvious pale malt with some juicy white grape skin adding a light sweetness. A little bubble gum, Belgian yeast follow, and the finish is crackery dry. Creamy but dry, with above average carbonation wrapped in a medium body. This leaves my tongue dry, with a light oily residue. Sharp, dry, but with a bubble gum sweetness. This is a very drinkable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Light malt and light hop aroma with light yeast. Sweet malt and pine flavor with earthiness, yeast, and light summer fruit. Medium bodied. Sweet malt and yeast lingers with light summer fruit and light pine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8311) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle. Hazy golden with a large white head. Aromas are toast with apricot and spritzy lemon. Pineapple with salted butter and a light egginess. Flavours are sweet mixed tropical fruit with Lilt soft drink. Toasted malts with nice soft yeastiness. Fruity and dry to finish. Very pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3509) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 22, 2012
750 ml bottle from Bert’s Better Beers, $10.95. Poured into my Allagash Chalice. Pleasant nose of Citrus, yeast and hops. Ample carbonation in a slightly hazy gold. ˝ inch white head that laced and stayed until the last sip. Noticeable yeast particles floating around the liquid. Nice hop presence right up front of the sip, mellowing into Belgian yeast, pale malts and lemon zest. Body is light with a dry finish. Amazing drinkability @ 8.5 % abv. I finished the entire bottle with ease. Solid!


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