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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 316   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.


3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (8129) - 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 (5073) - 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 (6734) - 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 (7254) - 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 (2004) - 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 (4098) - 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)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgiskOlklub (948) - Viby J, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012
Hazy golden body, small creamy white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, fruity yeast and hay. The taste is medium to heavy sweet, but well balanced with a nive aromatic medium bitter finish. Soft feel and a creamy texture.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tastybeer (1837) - Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Draft. orange/gold pour, small white head, some retention/good lace. Aroma is catty, red apples, fruity esters, floral/grassy hops, light booze. Taste is quite sweet, grassy bitterness, booze, fruity esters. Palate is somewhat cloying, average carbonation, bitter finish. Not a fan.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2012
After the beer was served in the glass there was found a lasting quantity wall adhesive white foam collar which was fine and even of structure. The beer also contained much carbonic acid in the glass. The beer has a yeasty thick dark blond and a sweet taste. The after tast of the beer is hoppy bitter with a light koriander touch . This beer smells to hop.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dumontn (529) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2012
Pours hazy gold with a huge pillowy head. Character is red apple, bread, beet sugar, raisin, floral hops, orange blossom, white pepper. Body is medium, frothy, long hoppy floral finish with a bit of apparent abv. Overall, a tasty beer.


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