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


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RATINGS: 350   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgiskOlklub (1052) - Viby J, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012
Hazy golden body, small creamy white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, fruity yeast and hay. The taste is medium to heavy sweet, but well balanced with a nive aromatic medium bitter finish. Soft feel and a creamy texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Draft. orange/gold pour, small white head, some retention/good lace. Aroma is catty, red apples, fruity esters, floral/grassy hops, light booze. Taste is quite sweet, grassy bitterness, booze, fruity esters. Palate is somewhat cloying, average carbonation, bitter finish. Not a fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2012
After the beer was served in the glass there was found a lasting quantity wall adhesive white foam collar which was fine and even of structure. The beer also contained much carbonic acid in the glass. The beer has a yeasty thick dark blond and a sweet taste. The after tast of the beer is hoppy bitter with a light koriander touch . This beer smells to hop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2012
Pours hazy gold with a huge pillowy head. Character is red apple, bread, beet sugar, raisin, floral hops, orange blossom, white pepper. Body is medium, frothy, long hoppy floral finish with a bit of apparent abv. Overall, a tasty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7431) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2012
Tallahassee, FL - New Leaf Market - 11.2 oz bottle. Pours a murky medium orange with a sticky snow white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Aroma is serviceable with some light bubble gum accents, a hint of clove. Flavor has some yeasty accents, some rising sweet raw dough, a hint of cloves. Mouthfeel has a pleasant thickness to it. Very workman-like Belgian - fairly decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23376) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2012
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity spicy yeasty aroma with hoppy citrus hints. Fruity malty spicy yeasty hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jesperhammer (4228) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
22-MAR-2012, bottle @Papsø. Unclear yellow with lasting white head. Saison-like with spice and yeast. citric with spices and hay’ish malt. High carbonation. Uninteresting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1748) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2012
On tap. First off, not very Belgian Tripel in taste or appearance, but certainly very good. Pours a clear pale yellow with a decent white head. Has a sweet aroma that is hard to define. Taste is sweet pale malt with a mild fresh hop bitterness. Not complex by any means, but very refreshing and tasty. More like a good ramped up Euro pils. ABV is virtually un-noticed. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34699) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2012
Bottled. An unclear golden beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of malt, spices, and some funky thing. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, fruits, and some funky yeast, leading to a dry finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
QueSeraSera (5) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2012 does not count
Big foamy white head, golden color, bitter, lemon, American hops (simcoe?) 8 % alc. Like it a lot.

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