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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2011

Draught @ ZBF 2011 (zythos beer festival), Stadsfeestzaal St.-Niklaas, St.-Niklaas, Belgium.

Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, hay, toasted, dusty malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, citrus, grapefruit, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, grapefruit, hay - grass, citrus, dusty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110305]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2011
From tap at ZBF2011. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grassy and slight citrusy. Peachy and crisp hoppy. Bitter and slight citrusy. Smooth and hoppy dry yet fruity finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29018) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2012
Bottled. An unclear golden beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of malt, spices, and some funky thing. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, fruits, and some funky yeast, leading to a dry finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Sweet sugary nose with a little perfumy fruit. Solid body, sugar, booze and yeast and little more. A rather primitive beer. 220312

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20486) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2011
Draught at ZBF 2011. Cloudy yellow coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of candies, grass, hops and spices. Fruity flavour of candies, grass and hops. Hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2012
Bottled. Slightly hazy yellowish golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, mild spices, some slight gluelike notes as well as some slight farmyardy notes. Flavour is a bit dusty, sweet malts, some fruity and gluelike sweetness as well as some yeast and mild herbal notes. Quite nice dusty and fruity aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19187) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2013
Bottled at Pressklubben, Stockholm. Clear pale golden, small head. Honey and grass aroma. Mid sweet, grainy lots of honey. Mid biter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16245) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2012
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity spicy yeasty aroma with hoppy citrus hints. Fruity malty spicy yeasty hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2011
Draught at Moeder Lambic, Fontainas
Deep blond color, with creamy head. Sweet aroma of malt and grains. Good body strength, sweetish malt flavor, with mild presence of the Belgian yeast, correct bitterness, and a bit of warmth from the alcohol. Not impressive, but pleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13920) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
bottle at home ... golden yellow ... thin white lacing ... soft dry zezty lemon hop nose ... soft floral zezty ... light floral juicy ... little bready ...


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