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


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RATINGS: 314   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11478) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2014
Hazy golden with a lasting, thick white head. Spicy yeast aroma, with plenty of grassy/herbal hopsand notes of citrus. Flavour is rather sweet, spicy and fruity, with notes of dark sugar, licorice, and dried fruit. There’s a bitter finish, but it’s too sweet for my taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (1149) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2014
0,33l fles bij mitra eindhoven vandaan. goudgeel met een volle witte kraag. in de geur redleijk zoet met appel en abrikoos en mout. Smaak begint erg zoet en het hopbitter komt pas laat en niet echt sterk om de hoek. Het lijkt er op dat er vooral aromahop is toegevoegd, daardoor komt deze blonde in de smaak iets tekort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
supermeniscus (68) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2014
33cl bottle from ABC beers, Den Haag. I was interested in the description on the bottle of a "Blond hoppy beer". It’s a typical Belgian strong ale, sweet, funky, yeasty and slightly dry. Lots of apple in the flavor, lingering bitterness in the aftertaste and overall nothing offensive. Good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Serving: Bottle. Hazy dark amber pour with a frothy off white head. Dusty nose with a little sweetness, yeast, and grass. Light florals, yeast, and grass on the tongue. A little sweet on the front end but dry and dusty on the back end. I was surprised to see it is 8.5% as it drinks much lighter. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bonkiedeaap (378) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer has a golden/blonde color and a nice large white head, with a lot of bubbles. The aroma is very hoppy, with tones of malts, spring flowers, citrus and a lot of hops. The taste is malty and a little sweet with tones from the citrus fruits to change in a hoppy bitterness which could have been a little stronger. The finish is light bitter and dry but also a little watery. Overal a pretty good beer. Not my favorite hop beer but it’s not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimplySike (1044) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2014
33cl. Bottle.
Pours hazy orange with white head.
Aroma orange, citrus, spice, yeast, caramel.
Taste sweets, spicy bitter.
Mouthfeel creamy.
Nice strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (7528) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with visible sediment and a large bubbly white head that laces slightly and dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has lots of grain with some grass, light citrus and a bit of underlying earthy Belgian yeast. Flavor combines sweet citrus, a bit of grass and sweet grains nicely with a Belgian yeast backing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Japalo (1357) - DENMARK - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle@home. Small head. Haze brown. Nutty savignon like notes. Some resinous too. Dry sweetness well blended. Good body. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjik83 (798) - - SEP 9, 2014
33cl flesje via De Beyerd, Breda Alcoholpercentage van 8% Uitgeschonken in origineel Schelde Brouwerij glas Uiterlijk: goudoranje kleurig met witte schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: moutig zoet, fruitig, bitter Conclusie: lekker hoppig bier, niet heel speciaal ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
sbron (241) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2014
Op de tap bij de 3 dorstige herten. Gele kleur. Witte volle schuimkraag. Eerste smaakimpressie : kruidig, hop. Lijkt een beetje op een Heineken? Waterige afdronk.

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