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Hop - Ruiter - Scheldebrouwerij

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

196 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 10
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: crossovert on 09-14-2010

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3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Cloudy dishwater, with a rather modest head for a Belgian; not much lace, to boot

Smell: Cakey and fruity, with a cantaloup aspect

Taste: Cakey, up front, with a developing fruity flavor with cantaloup prominent; peppery and spicy, in the middle, with a modest but earthy hop character; bready finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; a touch flabby

Overall: Expecting a hoppy Belgian when I bought the bottle, I can see that I was misinformed; a previous reviewer noted that this reminded him of Trix cereal and I cannot get that comment out of my head; to be honest, I am rather bored by this beer

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Hop Ruiter Blonde Hoppy Beer

A- Fluffy foam, not too dense, just a fun inch of pillowy white goodness. Dark straw in color and cloudy. The carbonation is reminiscent of champagne. Sadly my fluffy head didn’t last until I finished taking these appearance notes.

S- Citrusy, hops smell wonderful—like muted Trix cereal… mmm pineapple!

T- First impression is that it tastes like Trix cereal. It has this wonderful fruitiness, but it’s also got the wheat-like quality both cereal and beer should have. The wheat flavor is definitely the base of the beer, while the light apricot and peach are well balanced. The hops cuts through the wheat base well. Funny, it’s not really American or German in style, it’s very much a good blend of both. There is the faintest hint of coriander, which nods to its roots. As the beer warms I get more of a yeasty, bready after taste outweighing the wheat texture. Definitely a good example of the style.

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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly cloudy pale golden amber color with a nice 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big pear, apple, lemon zest, orange zest, grape, floral, grass, honey, pepper, and herbal earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast esters with hop and malt notes; and good strength. Taste of pear, lemon zest, orange zest, apple, grape, floral, grass, honey, pepper, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus zest, light fruits, floral, grass, honey, pepper, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast esters with citrus/floral hop flavors; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian strong pale ale! All around nice balance and complexity of yeast esters with hop and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

33cl Bottle: poured into a 'Corsendonk' badged stemmed tulip on 23 Jun 2013 (at home).

A little sediment got into my glass so it wasn't as blonde/clear as it would have been if I'd been slower with the pour: anyway it was a dull old gold with a haze, on top a full foam blanket of white bubbles.

The head seemed to block the aroma: what did get through was yeasty and slightly fruity. As the beer warmed in the glass and the head thinned it did get fruitier and more floral in the nose, with mild biscuit/bread malt notes also.

Nice blend of flavours: malt semi-sweetness and a hop tartness combined to give a well balanced feel to the beer. The hops are the stronger in the mouth, but not overly so.

It went very well with my lunch of Strong Cheddar, brown Bread and mixed Olives.

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Hop - Ruiter from Scheldebrouwerij
90 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.