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


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RATINGS: 342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2010
25oz bottle, no dates, nice big long diatribe from Vanberg Dewulf that says a lot of things about nothing on the label. Very pale golden yellow, nice big fluffy rocky white foam, nice retention. Aroma is some minty hoppiness, slight bit of bubblegum and a whif of acetaldehyde. Fairly high carbonation, slightly sweet, some green apple notes and slightly astringent bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
paulvanpelt (505) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2016
Mistig goudgeel bier met medium witte schuimkraag. Hop in de neus, minder in de mond. Grapefruit, cactus, gist, mout. Bitterzoet. Licht melig, medium tot veel co2.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaghana (5380) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle 33cl, a cloudy amber beer with huge head and very good retention. Nose is on grassy hops and belgian yeast. Aroma is on agrumes, sugar, light spices, belgian yeast, quite robust, some grain and malt at the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TrefwoordPunk (900) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2016
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a clear yellow to golden with a medium white head and an aroma of malts, citrus hops, spices and yeast. The taste is medium sweet with a short to medium lasting hoppy bitterness. Nice beer, but nothing too special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MelvinKalksma (808) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2016

Medium aroma of malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, spices, hops and citrus.

Turbid golden/amber beer with a slight while/off-white head.

Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel and Belgian yeast; ends slightly dry with spices, hops and citrus.

This beer tastes rather intense, complex and balanced. The aroma could have been intenser and the flavour could have had more depth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wixie (314) - BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2016
Hazy orange/yellow liquid. Large head. Fresh aroma of hops, fruits. Light body, little bit carbonation. Taste is bitter and fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilman (75) - Taverny, FRANCE - APR 28, 2016
From what I remember, nothing spectacular, but very pleasant. Classic Belgian Strong Ale that reminded me of many other beers, that’s why I can barely say it’s very special, but it surely isn’t disappointing. APPROVED BY TAVERNY BLACK METAL CREW !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimonBlok (223) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2016
33 cl botle at home. Appearance: unclear golden with medium white head. I end up with a cloud of yeast particles, eventhough I didn’t pour out all the yeast. Aroma: Hops are dominant in the aroma. Floral notes combined with pine resin, citrus and pepper. Taste: medium sweetness with medium bitterness. Bitter citrus and cereal notes. Yeast in the finish. Palate: full bodied, oily texture with fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopverdju (553) - BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2016
Van ’t vat. Goudblond met witte schuimkraag. Geur: fijn huwelijk tussen de fruitige hopgeur en de moutzoetigheid. Wat dennehars, gras en citrus. Smaak: Mooie bitterheid. Medium koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: bitterig, droog.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
vincentvega72 (349) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2016
Mooi goudblond licht troebel bier met oranje gloed. Romige witte schuimkraag. Aroma van appelsien, citrus. Lekker hoppig in de mond. Niet al te bitter. Afdronk had iets krachtiger gekund maar bier stelt zeker niet teleur.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (12919) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2015
Bottled, 330ml, aged 3.6yrs from Victoria Wine in Oakham, Rutland. Yellow gold with white head. There is a Belgian yeasty character from the start of this, lemon sherbert notes with pear drops. Some light spicing notes and a slight herby, grapefruit peel bitterness. Pretty reasonable.

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