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


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RATINGS: 337   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1435) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2015
Draft at the Waagstuk in Antwerp. Cloudy orange with a short-lived head. Bitter hop aroma, and slightly fruity. Dry and bitter, clean. Not spectacular, but very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SperkeleForce (791) - FINLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle 33 CL. Pours hazy yellow with white frothy head. Notes of citrus, green hops, feels like a Belgium ale.

- beerbasher

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (4620) - FINLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle. Hazy orange. Citrussy, leafy green hops on nose, malts, some booze shining through. Pretty nice full malty body. Some huskyness, bitter, hop leafy. Ok. Very belgian in style. Easy drink despite the hefty abv.

-- bb

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcBosmans (4) - Wetteren, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2015 does not count
This beer has a strong malt taste, without being to bitter. A typical Americanstyle stronger beer but from a Belgian brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rjen (51) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2015
Aroma is fruity, citrus, yeast, grass. Appearance is yellow with a big white head. Taste is bitter and sweet. Body is medium, texture is oily.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdb84 (484) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
Orange with golden hue, frothy head, bit murky, gentle carbonation. A: very fruity and hoppy, with pineapple, pine, lemon. Faintest hint of carrot juice. Reminds of ipa, but it's not that harsh. T: starts fruity again, with notes of exotic fruit. Develops a fruity, doughy bitterness, with a distinct boozy sensation. Not bad. Aftertaste is fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rubin77 (650) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 15, 2015
F: big snow white long lasting. C: yellow/orange very hazy/no-transparent. A: mostly floral hops and a hints of citrusy, yeast. T: malty, musty, orange sour, candy sweetness, earthy, grassy, liquorish, coriander, medium body, lively carbonation, very good beer anyway.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
humlelala (1233) - DENMARK - MAY 16, 2015
(33 cl bottle from Carrefour Express in Galeries Ravenstein; BBD: 06/2016 A) Pours a hazy amber with two-finger off-white head. Decent retention and lace. Decent regeneration. Aroma is malty with notes of toffee, citrus and leaves. Oily texture with medium body, medium carbonation and a sweet, warming finish. Flavour is sweet with aroma notes including a citric component. Not my favourite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Daanminator (476) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2015
Mooi troebel bier met kleine doch stevige schuimkraag. Bier is heerlijk. Mooie tonen van citrus, hop en ander fruit.Aroma is hoppig en fruitachtig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kauge (1267) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle. BB 2016. Yeasty-fruity-wheaty sweet. Pretty vile. Some grassy hops. Citric. Alcohol not hidden - this is not mellow ’warmth’ but rather boozy even. Soft smooth mouthfeel with a hint of graininess. Near non-existent carbonation. Should try again - not sure if I’m giving this a fair verdict right now.

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