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

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RATINGS: 282   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zaf (239) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RW80 (582) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (2337) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (634) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (2031) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thanatosti (900) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanEric (990) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2014
Blonde, hoppy aroma, dense white head. Also in the taste hops, sort of BIPA. full boedid, nice, fruity, fresh, hops. good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2269) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks TomL. Hazy blond with white head. Bun and a little honey aroma, sweetish taste with hints of green, celery and very little brettiness. Smooth texture, long finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
charlotte (4170) - rødovre, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle.Hazy amber colour with medium head.Aroma is sweet and mild spicey taste,feels vinous and sweet with nice well balance taste and note of yeast and caramel.also hint of dried fruits.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (548) - BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2014
Splendide étiquette avec plein d’information, un blason et une devise « fortis fortuna duvat ». Voilà qui nous invite incontestablement à la dégustation... Couleur blond foncé orangé, très originale. Apparence mate due aux matières en suspension. Bulles moyennes en fontaine au centre. Mousse blanche qui vient napper de belle façon. Arômes de houblon américain aromatique superbe, blé, petite touche de pain grillé et fleur blanche de la haie. 1ère bouche soyeuse aux superbes saveurs de blé/houblon avec une levure tendre à la base. Arrière-bouche fine, complexe, fraîche, aérée, magnifique. 2ème bouche à la texture veloutée et une splendide évoution sur du malt et houblon. 3ème qui offre un grand ensemble bien fondu. Arrière-bouche très agréable, complexe et sans défaut. La longueur monte encore en profondeur de goût. La levure est douce, fine, tendre, parfaite. L’alcool est très bien, soutien parfait à l’objectif. Il est de 8 % abv, mais assez modéré. La finale est complète et belle. Conclusion : une bière très fine qui mérite absolument la dégustation, qui occupe une place claire dans les blondes houblonnées, une production qui est une collaboration et on peut le dire, une réussite.


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