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

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RATINGS: 256   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (19665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2011
Draught at ZBF 2011. Cloudy yellow coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of candies, grass, hops and spices. Fruity flavour of candies, grass and hops. Hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (9651) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2011
Draught @ ZBF 2011: Golden coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Aroma of yeast, fruits, spice, some herbs and citrus. Flavour of fruits, banana, herbs, citrus an yeast. Medium bodied. Has a citric and light bitter end.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (3856) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 8, 2011
Tap @ Pintelier. Hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma is fruity and yeasty, oranges. Flavour is light malted, some fruityness, yeast, bit of spices. Slightly bitter and sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2011
From tap at ZBF2011. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grassy and slight citrusy. Peachy and crisp hoppy. Bitter and slight citrusy. Smooth and hoppy dry yet fruity finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Draft at Churchley. Golden color, off white edge head. Aroma dust and summer fruit. Taste is white pepper and peppermint. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2011
75cl bottle, 8% ABV. Large white head atop murky apple juice body, lots of floaties. Aroma is moderately sweet, straw, orange peel/grapefruit, Belgian yeast, some candi sugar/bubblegum. Taste is moderately sweet, Belgian yeast, some bubblegum, orange/grapefruit. Soft, medium full body, some creaminess.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2011
18/02/2011 - 75cl bottle @ home - Bottle bought in August 2010 (2011-60)

Cloudy yellow to orange beer, beautiful white creamy head. Aroma: hoppy, citrus, tropical fruits, some sweet note. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: hops, fruity, tropical, sweet malts. Aftertaste: little alcohol sweetness, hops, citrus. A very complex and tasty brew!

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Bottle. Aroma reminiscent of exhaust, rubber cement, and the stuff used to make molds for plaster. Flavor moderately sweet and moderately bitter, and not surprisingly the same retronasal notes kick in immediately to wash away any hope of a pleasing experience. Could only actually manage one sip as the overpowering chemicals made me fear for my health. An all-timer to be sure.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours a cloudy deep yellow with a small white head. Aroma of nail polish remover. Maybe there is some sweet fruit in there? Hard to tell with all the nail polish remover. I am scared to drink this beer in fear I will be overpowered by a chemical rush. *Sip* Phew, luckily I am still alive and the beer has not burned a hole in my throat. Flavor of bitter hops, bready malt, and light sweet fruits. Still something is off about the flavor, although perhaps less obviously. Overall, this is a frightening beer. Heed this cautionary tale! 2/4/5/3/9 [2.3/5]

3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Vir4030 (489) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Pours a lit orange with a thin white head. Suspension of particles. Nice fruity citrus banana aroma, but the flavor is malty caramel. Good aroma, yuh flavor.


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