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

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RATINGS: 283   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LomYst (481) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2014
Grassy and floral hops, fresh apple and some cider, some lemonade... a candy like sweetness which is a bit too much for me... malty finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nlc (89) - Amsterdam & Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2014
Hmmm. Nice! Well ballanced beer. A bit sweet though. Nice carbs, hints of apple, pear.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ST247 (376) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2014
Sample from tap @Festival der Belgische bieren. Pours clear golden with adhesive white head. Hopy, floral aroma. Taste is hoppy, spice. Lught bitterness, dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
kuschel27 (4) - - MAY 27, 2014 does not count
Das Bier hat einen leckeren Geschmack Jederzeit zu empfehlen, die Aromen sind einfach herrlich

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3256) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2014
(Backlog) Golden hazy pour with white head. Citrus, floral, spice, and lemon aromas. Light fruit, spice, years and lighter malt flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2149) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2014
Belgian take on an IPA. Yeasty blond beer, with some extra hops. Nice fresh beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (273) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
Golden colour, almost transparent, foamy white head. Hoppy nose and taste, Belgian but aromatic, nicely accompanied by sweet/caramel malts. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, oily mouthfeel. Decent!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jeroenhensen (196) - Dongen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2014
Gedronken op het beyerd’s bierfestival. Een bier wat qua smaak sterk naar voren komt, zachte hop smaak

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5356) - ITALY - MAY 7, 2014
8% deep golden cloudy belgian yeast citrus grapefruit good bitterness mefium drynesd hint of fruitness light spicy note

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2747) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). Extra from 77ships, thanks! Almost clear golden with a small off-white head and little lacing. Aroma of breadied malt, light citrus, some spiciness and perfume hops. Taste is slightly sweet with breadied malt, caramel, spiciness (more than in the aroma), floral presence and alcohol warming in the finish. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Decent Belgian Strong Ale. A tad "hot", but the hops help the drinkability. I don’t get the "bit of funk" from the description though.


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