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

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RATINGS: 288   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenkiGonzo (272) - Kyoto, - JAN 11, 2014
Draught at Tadg. Pale gold colour. Aroma has malts with some hop. Yeast comes through in the flavour,nicely balanced with the hops.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with visible sediment and a large bubbly white head that laces slightly and dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has lots of grain with some grass, light citrus and a bit of underlying earthy Belgian yeast. Flavor combines sweet citrus, a bit of grass and sweet grains nicely with a Belgian yeast backing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Japalo (1172) - DENMARK - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle@home. Small head. Haze brown. Nutty savignon like notes. Some resinous too. Dry sweetness well blended. Good body. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjik83 (137) - - SEP 9, 2014
33cl flesje via De Beyerd, Breda Alcoholpercentage van 8% Uitgeschonken in origineel Schelde Brouwerij glas Uiterlijk: goudoranje kleurig met witte schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: moutig zoet, fruitig, bitter Conclusie: lekker hoppig bier, niet heel speciaal ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
sbron (216) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2014
Op de tap bij de 3 dorstige herten. Gele kleur. Witte volle schuimkraag. Eerste smaakimpressie : kruidig, hop. Lijkt een beetje op een Heineken? Waterige afdronk.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pimpelmees (12) - - SEP 7, 2014
Fruity fresh smelling, full body, strong hop flavour quite heavy on alcohol

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (1716) - 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 (1995) - 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 (1242) - 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.


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