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

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RATINGS: 320   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6328) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Hazy golden color with white foam. Earthy hop., dusty pils malt, belgian spice aromas. Light body. Dusty pale malt, aged earthy hop flavors with belgian spice, candi sugar--good

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yiannnos (1073) - , CYPRUS - AUG 2, 2012
Golden colour. A hoppy take on the belgian golden ale. Bitter sweet and floral hops.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vickey9 (686) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2012
Pours hazy gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is sweet, floral and herb. Medium body, not enough carbonized, texture is oily. Taste is sweet and bitter. Palate herbal and honey. Drafted at Moeder Fontainas

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrohia (204) - - JUL 23, 2012
Home, 750 bottle. Golden, a head that literally does not stop. This beer was completely intoxicating - in every way. A new favorite. Maybe it was the happy state I was in or my wife's gourmet pizza, but this flavorful, perfectly-balanced beer blew me away. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (8433) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2012
750 ml bottle. From Tallinn, Estonia. Courtesy of mjs.
Cloudy pale yellow golden colour with big fluffy white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, fresh fruity hops and mild tart citrus. Delicious aroma. Flavour ain’t that fresh. Lots of alcohol, fruity hops, Belgian yeast and some rubber in flavour. After the great aroma the flavour was a real disappointment.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (5208) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2012
(Bottle, 0.75 l - BBE 6/2014, from Drink Shop, 20120721) The beer poured golden and a little bit hazy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had hops, fruitiness and Belgian style yeast. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were hops, Belgian style yeast, alcohol, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy, yeasty and bitter. A very good aroma but the taste was musty and alcohol pushed through too much.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7263) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2012
33 cl bottle (8%) @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, BBE 06/2014
Aroma is fruity with hops, some soapy citron and hints of gooseberry bush. Flavour has fruits, some nettles and gooseberry bush. Hoppy and dry finish. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (7430) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2012
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere.
Pours hazy golden color with small head. Aroma of lemon, spices, rose hip, grass and soap notes. Flavour of lemon, soap, spices, mild hoppy fruits and yeast. Medium carbonation, mild bitter fruity palate.
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (2015) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2012
Pours light golden with a small head. Aroma soap, fruits, Belgian yeast. Fresh citrusy feel. Medium bodied. Not Bad.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
erickok (4251) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUN 24, 2012
Misty orange copper body and big bubbly white head. Mine was pretty cold, but still aromatic, with orange peel, fresh hops, white bread, perfume and a sweet cookie base. Lovely. Interplay between a tasty Belgian sweetness in the base and a fair amount of hops to top off. Never super bitter, but does have the taste of hops. Saison like feel to this. Alcohol is within limits, too. Quite a positive surprise this one, even though the brewer is solid anyway. Delicious! (75cl bottle)


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