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


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RATINGS: 276   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DroolYeast (208) - Odder, DENMARK - APR 14, 2014
Draft @ Waagstuk in Antwerp. Much aroma from citra hops. Fresh! Flowers and parfumed. Some yeast also. Pours hazy golden with white head. Tiny head lasting. Moderate bitterness, some sweetness. Hoppy bitterness in finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3159) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2014
Small white head deep misty gold pour with sediment has an orange glow also soft carbonation aromas candy sugar tropical fruit spice rich yeast the flavours candy passionfruit sugary yeast spice crisp tasting light bitter note good balance peppr and nutmeg the finish hops stand out spice really good on palate sweetness a good ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks TomL. Pours yellow hazy with a small head, aroma is sweet, rotten fruit, malt, flavor is bitter, slightly old and alcoholic, medium bodied

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EdwinLitzau (319) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2014
Fles spoot open, waarvoor haretlijk dank. Restant bier: goudkleurig, ongefilterd. Ruikt zacht, hoppig, zeep. Smaakt goed, hoppig, beetje bitter. Niet heel bijzonder.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zaf (233) - ITALY - MAR 1, 2014
belgian strong ale standard....più lanciata verso i luppoli,presenti in quantità comunque non eccessive che la orientano più verso il "classico" stile belga invece di farsi prendere dall’attuale moda dell’amaro..piacevole bevuta

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RW80 (514) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
0,33L bottle Appearance: slightly hazy amber with a good big white head. good retentiom and some ok lacing. Aroma: Quite sweet, yeast, flowery hops, malt, Taste: Honey an caramel sweetness up front but spicey citrusness and grapefruit bitteness. lively carbonation, but it’s quite soft in the mouth, medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (2272) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
Fra fad på Cafe Viking, Nørrebro: fint gardinskum og gyldent uklar. I dette koselige men akk så røykfylte lokale skal det godt gjøres å kjenne noe aroma, men denne har en fruktig og frisk humleduft. Blomstret humlesmak med litt karamell og en lekker ettersmak gjør at jeg trosser røykteppet. Godt øl!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (546) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 4, 2014
0,33L bottle BB 06.2015. Pours slightly hazy amber with nice white head. The head stays for some time, thin white line to the end. Aroma is very sweet, yeast, hops, malt, flowery and soapy notes. Taste: is honey sweet and bitter, caramel, fruits and hops. Finish is dark chocolate bitter with lingering sweetness. Alcohol is well hidden for ABV. Overall: very nicely balanced better, sweetness and bitterness are in right harmony and manage to hide alcohol rather well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (1975) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2014
Flaska från Beergium. Gyllengul, mycket jästsediment och lågt skum. Ingen jättebra doft. Lite småunken humle som inte gift sig riktigt med de stora jästaromerna. Men i bakgrunden finns trevligare blommig fläder och aprikoser. Smaken är bättre. Rejäl kropp och en hel del kolsyra trots skummets frånvaro. Lite trippelkaraktär med bra balans mellan torrhet, fruktighet, beska, jäst och alkoholvärme. Humlesmakerna är blommiga och beskt örtiga. Trevlg och lite annorlunda och god. Betyget dras ned av doft- och synintryck.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thanatosti (864) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2014
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Mitra, Tiel. Hazy light amber with a white head. Nice hoppy aroma with a hint of Belgian yeast. Strong citrus taste with a nice creamy mouthfeel. Great beer.

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