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

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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (4303) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2011
draft@’Waagstuk: slightly cloudy, yellow/golden with a big, white fluffy head, smell is wonderful, sharp floral hops, somewhat fruity & some grassy hops, sharp & hoppy, taste is a bit less impressive than the smell but still pretty dam good, starts out with plenty of Belgian yeast then goes into the floral & slightly grassy hops, some fruity lemon, aftertaste is slight cooked vegetables, some spices as well, bitter, somewhat light body & lively carbonation, Belgian IPA would be a more fitting description, doesn’t have all that much in common with any tripel I have had so far, beginning to dig this brewery more & more

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2011
Draught at Moeder Lambic, Fontainas
Deep blond color, with creamy head. Sweet aroma of malt and grains. Good body strength, sweetish malt flavor, with mild presence of the Belgian yeast, correct bitterness, and a bit of warmth from the alcohol. Not impressive, but pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (2462) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2011
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels, Belgium august 2011. Golden, clear with white head. Fruity aroma and taste. Long bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8987) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2011
Yellow / golden color, nice white head. Decent smell and taste but the carbonation is just a little too high in my opinion. Takes away a little from the taste. Overall pretty nice though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11509) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2011
Draught at Chez MoederLambic Fontainas, Brussels. Golden beer, white head. Fruity hoppy grassy aroma, some citrus. Hoppy citrus flavor, spicy, fruity, some grass ad grapefruit. Long bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1366) - Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Appearance: hazy medium gold, big pillowy white head, extensive shining lacing curtains. Aroma: more like a Belgian pale ale than a tripel, with notes of citrus (lemon), yeasty spices and herbs, with notes of sweet cracker and honeyed malts. Taste: starts with yeast and some spicy/citrus hops, with some pie crust sweetness, then a bit of a peppery rush along with some fruity notes. Finish: slightly bitter, a little funk and hops, with some floral notes. Notes: Pretty complex, with lots of flavors and profiles coming and going and coming back again. I think this is much more of a BPA than a tripel, because there was just not much in the way of traditional tripel characteristics. Palate was creamy yet light; combined with well-hidden alcohol made this pretty drinkable. Bottle from Rare Beer Club.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (2228) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 10, 2011
The pour is a murky yellow with a lot of long-lasting, puffy head and slow moving bubbles. The aroma is of malts, yeast, biscuit, but lower in hops than I would have expected. The body is light to medium. The taste has a fruity tart character with a moderately dry finish. I did not notice any hop assertiveness in either the aroma or the taste but it was likeable enough.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ddemmingjr (723) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2011
bottle from Rare Beer Club: pours cloudy, straw, off white bubbly head. notes of lemon zest, Belgian yeast, funk, coriander and floral hops on the nose. herbal clove, honey, bread malts with light bitterness.sweet yeast tones yet still dry and refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2011
Sampled from bottle at PIB, pours cloudy pale yellow with a thick white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, barnyard funk, some citrus and lemon zest. Flavour of Belgian yeast, funk and lemon zest. Palate is a little thin - nice flavours though. Slighty dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - JUL 22, 2011
Bottle from Rare Beer Club. Pours golden with thick, frothy white head.  Aroma of Belgian yeast and floral hops.  Taste of lemons, spices, and coriander.  Medium mouthfeel.  Nice noble hop notes.  Good hoppy tripel.  Great beer by the pool.


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