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

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RATINGS: 350   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
csaso (2099) - Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Tap - small foamy head, pale straw color, sweet lemon hop aroma and flavor, light bodied, would be very refreshing on a hot day

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (2049) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 10, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2015 Color: great blond gold beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: floral and fruity sensation. Taste: yeast and wheat, great Belgium ale. Really pleasant. Aftertaste: great complexity with hops, wheat and yeast.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2638) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2012
hazy gold capped by white head. nose and taste of citrus, orange peel, light caramel. Yeast element of the nose does not transfer to taste. light to medium body makes this ultra drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (4877) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 27, 2012
33 cl. Hazy golden and lively body with a lasting half inch of creamy foam. Nose of citrus peel, bread yeast, resin, light caramel. Taste is bread yeast, funky and tart white grape must, peppery lemon zest. Some light earthy wood and resin notes, honeycomb, and a touch of alcohol bring up the finish. Light-medium body finishes dry and has lively carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
suurjuust (2854) - ESTONIA - OCT 18, 2012
Hazy yellow, white head. Nose is malt, spice, fruit - orange peel, citric notes, sugary sweetness. Taste is malty, slightly spicy, some dust, fruit and sugar in the middle of the taste, crisp spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, slightly oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Good brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2012
Bottled. Slightly hazy yellowish golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, mild spices, some slight gluelike notes as well as some slight farmyardy notes. Flavour is a bit dusty, sweet malts, some fruity and gluelike sweetness as well as some yeast and mild herbal notes. Quite nice dusty and fruity aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 3, 2012
A slightly hazed golden pour with a white head. Very fruity hop aroma of apple, citrus, and a mild tropical note. Some definite yeast and spice notes with a slight malt sweetness. The flavor is very citrus forward but also has some nice floral qualities. Malt sweetness, a bit of spice, and a fair amount of yeast.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4925) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Purchased at Paul’s Grocery in McCall, ID for $9.18. Pours a hazy gold with a big foamy white head and a lot of lacing. Nose i fruit, flowers, and spices. Medium in body. Flavor is a nice blend of flowers and fruit. Light bittersweet finish. Tasty. .

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2012
330ml bottle from Arden Wines. Dusted, streaming gold propping up a dense, rocky foam. Soapy, perfumed aroma with coriander, jasmine, lemon wine gum, mosquito repellent and honey notes. Clean, perfumed and herbal with lemon jelly and parsley-like citrus finishing with a satisfying bitterness and lingering bread and biscuit. The coriander is pronounced but still enigmatically Belgian. Turbo-charged Hoegaarden, basically. Like it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5248) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Tap. Pale yellow with a white head. Nose is fresh hops, florals, light yeast, and dried fruits. Very smooth on the palate, nice hop note, dried fruits, sweet,and a smooth finish.


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