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

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RATINGS: 305   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Notes: Pours a pale hazy yellow. Nose of dusty, dry yeast, mild table sugar sweetness, and a good sharp citrus hop kick. Flavor follows- grapefruit and lemon citrus hop notes and bitterness sit on top of a mild, restrained sweet body. Sweetness blends well with musty dry yeast character. Sharp bitterness. Very dry and clean on the palate and finish. Overall, a great example of a hoppy belgian pale.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1229) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Somewhat hazy orange with a medium white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Nice sweetness with some bitter tones. Yeast, grapefruit, citrus, peach and herbs. Nice tasty brew!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Excalibur123 (213) - Soria, SPAIN - JAN 21, 2015
Color amarillo pálido algo turbio, media capa de espuma permaneciendo una fina capa; aromas a pomelo, hojas de pino y levadura, en boca entrada suave y refrescante con el alcohol bien integrado y el lúpulo muy equilibrado, empieza con un suave amargor que se va disipando en el pos gusto, cuerpo y carbónico medio.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Neorej80 (179) - - JAN 2, 2015
Nice cloudy yellow colour with a big foamy head. Silty Sharp lemon aroma and some spices. Fresh! Sweet plum and malts, not do much hop tones. Also not do much carbonation. A bit dry aftertaste. Plums stay. A bit to sweet for me.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (909) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Gusher, cloudy yellow golden color, big fluffy white head, dissipates quickly, thin layer remains; fruity aroma, orange peel, grapefruit, lemon grass, yeast; taste medium sweet and bitter, fruity, lemon notes; medium to full body, oily texture, average carbonation, medium bitter aftertaste with sweet malty accents, herbal notes, fruity, alcohol well-hidden; overall acceptable ale, I miss some character.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brnandersen (2156) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2014
33 cl. bottle poured in to a Tulip. Hazy, deep golden colour with an amber tint. Thin, dense white head. Fruity aroma with citrus, grasses, yeasts, floral and herbal hops, oranges. Taste is bitter. Medium body with a creamy texture and an average carbonation. Finishes dry and fruity-bitter with spicy hops and yeasts. Nice Belgian trying to be an IPA. Lacks a bit of the high drinkability as Duvel has.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (1886) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
330ml bottle from a Belgian beer website. Pours amber with foamy white head. Orange boiled sweet aroma. Taste is sweet, hoppy with orange, spice and more boiled sweets. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Case (279) - GERMANY - NOV 20, 2014
Pours dark orange with medium white head. Aroma is citus fruit, cloves, yeast. Taste is light sweetness, a bit of spice, mild hop bitterness. Nothing to write home about.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
agent_persik (452) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 9, 2014
Cloudy yellow color, medium white head. Sweet aroma of malt, spice, yeast, grass, some fruity and floral notes. Dry sweet taste has similar notes with medium bitter hoppy finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Quite interesting beer and pretty drinkable too,

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopfenWeisse (1172) - - NOV 9, 2014
Hazy yellow color with medium lasting head. Aroma is hops, citrus. Flavor is hops, yeast, fruity.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
k0mpsa (1395) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle. Hazy yellow color, white head. Aroma is malts, rye bread, some fruity notes, belgian sweet notes. Taste Is malts, rye, sweet and fruits.


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