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


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RATINGS: 345   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ralphdot (1029) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
8.0% hazy gold colour with a thin head, sweet almond aroma, slightly sweet but dry yeasty and fruity taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thirstyrabbit (1715) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 24, 2012
750 ml bottle, 8% ABV. Slightly cloudy pale golden body with a medium head. Aroma has sweet yeast with some honey. Very balanced, very Belgian. Good palate with fine carbonation. Taste has sweet malts with notable hoppiness, which is never overbearing but just right. A bit Tripel-like but mellower and therefore more drinkable. Mellow fruity and yeasty finish with the right bitterness. Did I mention it was mellow and super drinkable?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Orange/gold pour with a white head. Simple aroma of fruity esthers, yeast and light hops. Flavor is much the same, some caramel malt, a bit of tropical fruit. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (6158) - Reval, ESTONIA - AUG 19, 2012
750ml bottle. Cloudy orange color. Medium fizzy head. Orange, malty, hops in aroma. Orange, mandarin, yeast in flavor. Dry yeasty aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (1116) - Calgary, CANADA - AUG 8, 2012
Havey golden yellow pour with small off white head. Aroma of fruits, spices and yeast. Taste is slightly fruity, yeasty, faint malts and strong hop finish. Low carbonation, slightly dry finish. Alcohol present very noticeable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6726) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yiannnos (1254) - , CYPRUS - AUG 2, 2012
Golden colour. A hoppy take on the belgian golden ale. Bitter sweet and floral hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vickey9 (999) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrohia (236) - Ohio, USA - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (10205) - 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.

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