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


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RATINGS: 334   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.

fredandboboflo's rating

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Bottle. Aroma reminiscent of exhaust, rubber cement, and the stuff used to make molds for plaster. Flavor moderately sweet and moderately bitter, and not surprisingly the same retronasal notes kick in immediately to wash away any hope of a pleasing experience. Could only actually manage one sip as the overpowering chemicals made me fear for my health. An all-timer to be sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
vincentvega72 (223) - 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 (12170) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (1590) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2015
Dark golden and big off-white head. Aroma hops, lemon peel, tropical, spicy, Belgian yeast, sweetness. Backlog from 2014/08/14.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luengus (43) - - NOV 14, 2015
Small frothy off-white diminishing head with cloudy dark yellow body. Light citrus hops. Slight dough yeast. Medium-light oily body with average carbonation. Average duration flavor lightly acidic and harshly bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (1772) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 20, 2015
hazy golden colour, huge, long lasting off-white head; aroma of tropical fruits, floral notes, biscuit, some carrot and minimal citruses; tate of tropical fruits like mango, caramel, some piney and grassy notes, as well as hints of alcohol; not bad at all

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (1967) - GREECE - SEP 25, 2015
From tap at Chez Moeder Lambic Saint-Gilles. Light unclear golden color with white head. Malty yeasty and hoppy aroma, citrusy, grassy, spicy. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (3319) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2015
At BX Arnhem Clear yellow, white lasting foam head. Weak aroma and bit watery taste, dissapointing a bit. (Arnhem 201509)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1380) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2015
Draft at the Waagstuk in Antwerp. Cloudy orange with a short-lived head. Bitter hop aroma, and slightly fruity. Dry and bitter, clean. Not spectacular, but very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SperkeleForce (791) - FINLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle 33 CL. Pours hazy yellow with white frothy head. Notes of citrus, green hops, feels like a Belgium ale.

- beerbasher

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (4243) - FINLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle. Hazy orange. Citrussy, leafy green hops on nose, malts, some booze shining through. Pretty nice full malty body. Some huskyness, bitter, hop leafy. Ok. Very belgian in style. Easy drink despite the hefty abv.

-- bb

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