overall
86
80
style
Brewed by Scheldebrouwerij
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Meer (Hoogstraten), Belgium

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2013
33cl bottle at BXL East. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber with a medium white head. Aroma is strong of Belgian yeast, fruits, sugar and green apple. Taste is slightly bitter, hoppy and funky. Slighly sweet but bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (8620) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle at Pressklubben. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma and taste of yeast, hops, malt, hay and some soap. Refreshing and easy to drink. The aroma was really interesting in this one.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (24490) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaartenRF10 (1939) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2013
Sample at Mitra Bier Experience
Cloudy light golden, white head. Both aroma and taste have some hop, a lot of yeast, some funk. Low to medium body and carbo with a soapy mouth feel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1978) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2013
On tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Light yellow in colour with a billowing head. Yeasty Belgian and yet also hoppy aroma, smells fantastic. Its a hoppy Belgian ale, very floral with a decent lengthy finish. Enjoyable and very drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (5199) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Sugary, yeasty aroma. Good label; muddy tan beer with flocculent floaters; thin white head. Pleasantly bitter, sour fruit, yeasty, green apple astringency, malting is a bit on the dry biscuity side when cold, sweeter as it warms. Frothy mouthfeel. New Leaf Market.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoritzF (9624) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2013
(bottle, 75cl) Cloudy, particle-laden pale golden coloured hue with a blond and fluffy mid-sized foam. Citrus-fruity (tangerine) and mildly spicy hoppy aroma with yeasty notes, pale malt and white bread. Sweet and slightly bitter flavour, medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation. Balanced pale malt-character with biscuity notes and an aromatic amount of noble hops, including notes of citrus, tangerine and grapefruit; the latter especially towards the sweet-bitter and lasting finish. I like those hoppy Belgians. 26.XII.12

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vdgert (18) - BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2013
very hoppy, citrus, fruity aroma. Tastes of hop, sweet and bitter. ends bitter. Realy surprised my nose and myself. A good one!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (6100) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Location: Draft at RnH, 1/19/13

Aroma: This one has a citrusy nose, with grapefruit, and some spice and malt notes
Appearance: It pours a cloudy gold color with a white head and some heavy lace on the glass
Flavor: This one has a citrus flavor as well, it is light sweet up front with some bitterness too
Palate: The palate is clean, it is light bodied, has a soft carbonation, and a lightly dry finish to it
Overall Impression: I didnt think this beer was anything special, but it is solid and has some good components to it. The palate/feel was probably the standout part of the beer for me. It is a super easy drinker, especially considering the ABV. Id certainly say it is worth trying.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (10401) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle:Golden, hazy, big rocky "bleached" head, dryish citrussy-grapefruity nose, some yeast underneath; moderate-bitter-sweet flavour, soft and medium bodied; citrussy-orangey aromas in the smooth bitter-sweet finish. Well done...


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