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

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RATINGS: 283   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.


dumontn's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (1294) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
One of Scheldebrouwerij’s creations after their move from the Netherlands to Belgium. Rocky, off-white head, cloudy ochre blonde colour. Aroma of orange peel, pear, cheese, grapefruit, yeast, straw, white candi sugar and a hint of parsley. Lightly sweetish onset, yeasty, some bubblegum, mellow maltiness, citrus accents, creamy mouthfeel and nice florally hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerohen (1992) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
Bottled from Mitra, Baarn. Hazy golden colored, lots of chunks of yeast, lasting small white head. Fruity nose, mainly citrus, spices, hops, yeasty notes. Flavor is mainly malts and yeast, spices again with some hops, low on carbonation. Dangerously easy to drink. Definitely more a Belgian Strong Ale than an IPA, hops aren’t very pronounced. It actually tastes quite similar to their Mug Bitter, but then with a lot more alcohol. Interesting angle, and certainly tasty, but i think i’ll prefer a Mug Bitter over this one on almost every occasion.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boskeunpoeper (10) - - AUG 11, 2014
zeer aangenaam biertje, beetje citrus in de neus, licht hoppig , zoete nasmaak

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikske79 (1101) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2014
Een goed vlot drinkend bier. Ik denk dat de meesten dit wel lekker gaan vinden.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CPH2200 (288) - DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. 8% abv. yellow hazy golden colour. Fruity sour aroma. Taste is fruity with medium bitternes, not a hop bomb. Very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franksv6 (133) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2014
Golden beer with a white head. Smels fruity. Taste like a Belgium tripel with more hops. Nice aroma and a good bitter aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2014
Unclear golden Belgian ale with American example. Fruity in flavor. Strong, sweet warming.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (568) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2014
Hazy dark golden with fluffy off-white head. Nice aroma hops with lemon peel and some pine. Sweet fruits with apple and light tropical touch. Clean malty body with spicy Belgian yeast. Quite sweet. Medium bodied. Decent Belgian ale with nice hops

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4483) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2014
Bottled. The aroma has some biscuity malts, earthy yeast tones, citric and floral hoppiness. Hazy, yellow coloured beet with a medium head. The taste is light bitter, bit sweetish, has some citric/floral hop tones, malts and earthy yeast. Bit more dry in the finish. Medium carbonation. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (1188) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2014
Mooie oranje kleur met een volle fijne kraag. Ruikt fruitig, hop, orange, beetje honing. Smaakt fruitig, zoetig, iets bitter ook.


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