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

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RATINGS: 316   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.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, - NOV 17, 2012
Cloudy yellow color with a thin white head. Aroma of herbal, citrusy hops and yeast. Flavor of herbal, citrusy hops and yeast with a dry, bitter finish. Light body with a creamy texture and lively carbonation.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Flanfl (167) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle. Clear orange/yellow colour. Medium white head. Aroma of belgium yeast, spicy and fruity. Some hops, citrus and grass. Flavour of caramel malt, fruits, some vanilla? The finish is bitter and a bit dry. Good moothfeel, body is medium-creamy and medium carbo. A really nice blond ale ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
seynie (223) - Tienen, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2015
Cloudy orange yellow, gushing from the bottle. Light carbonation after that. Hoppy nose with some schnaps. Something not quite right with the aromas. Hops, sweet sour sauce, a lot of dirty earth. Dryer finish but a bit sticky

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruuurd (98) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2015
Is this a Tripel or an IPA? Its yeasty, fruity and bitter. Perfect beer for a nice summer day.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pirrus (6) - BELGIUM - APR 6, 2015 does not count
33 cl bottle at home. Blond, unfiltered. Foam head is white and steady: creamy with very small bubbles. In the nose I could find citrus, grass, hops. Taste is bitter, but not too bitter. Very balanced. aroma’s of grapefruit, citrus, grass, floral aroma’s. This is one of my top beers!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shark_Pants (378) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2015
Golden amber colour with large off-white head. Inviting aroma of sweetened grains, honey, grassy hops. The taste is sweet honey, belgian funk, grassy hops, grain starch. Just enough bitterness to balance out the sweetness. Medium bodied with light carbcarbonation. This is mote like a tripel in style and is really quite good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Icedwarf (584) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2015
Troebel licht geel bier met schuim. Smaak is hoppig bitter en fris fruitig, appel en sporen van banaan. Smaak blijft redelijk lang hangen.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuedmaster (295) - Vista, California, USA - MAR 10, 2015
11.2 oz. bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar. Pours rich gold with a nice white head, good retention and slight lacing. Aroma of grass, hay, honey, slight bubblegum, grain, and earth. The hops add a spiciness and they balance the sweet malt well. Reminds me of Delirium Tremens in a way, but without the complex yeast flavor profile. It does have the Belgian yeast funkiness, which is good. I really like this beer, has a lively feel in the mouth and goes down easy with a nice balance of sweet and bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (5660) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours pale golden yellow, nose is lemon, citrus, taste is a bit fizzy, sweet and fruity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sissio (824) - Orsenigo, ITALY - FEB 13, 2015
Hazy Gold, cream head Zesty citrus, malts, butterscotch, raw cereals, light hopiness Very refreshing, hops and alcohol, a hint of cedar

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
R2k2 (385) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2015
Een vrij troebel bier waar het gist nog in rondzwemt, met een witte maar stevige kraag. Een zuur aroma dat doet denken aan een IPA. De smaak is bitter waar ook het appelzure in voorkomt. De nasmaak is bitterzoet en blijft even lekker hangen. A cloudy beer where the yeast still swims around. It has a white but firm layer of foam. It has a sour aroma like that of an IPA. It tastes quite bitter but the sourness is also present. The aftertaste is bittersweet and hangs on for a while.


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