Hop - Ruiter | Scheldebrouwerij

Hop - RuiterHop - Ruiter
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Hop - RuiterHop - Ruiter

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Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by crossovert on 09-14-2010

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2/5  rDev -50.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of SFLpunk
3.02/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750mL brown glass crown-capped champagne bottle. No date.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with thick, fluffy, stiff white head that won't quit. Great retention and leaves lots of lacing.

Nose: First sniff smells like bread dough. Now I get excessive Belgian hops - like an IPA/Triple hybrid. Smells clean like lavender, very bright and aggressive nose. Not necessarily a good thing though.

Palate: Is honeyed in flavor but sharp with alcohol and flash-in-the-pan bitterness. Flavors are of orange blossoms, clover honey, orange marmalade, lime essence, some bitterness from the hops, but lots of residual sugar too from the thick pale malt.

Notes: Meh. Not great. I don't know if it needs a little time to settle down or if it's just not that great. FFO IPA/Triple hybrids.

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Photo of ccrida
3.11/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance is gold with a big white head leaving foamy lace.

Smell is sweet, sugary cereals.

Taste is average, this a generic Belgian blonde, heavy on the waxy phenols, sweet cereals.

Mouthfeel is light bodied, drier, but soft.

Drinkability is ok; this is a standard BSPA, with no objections; but it's also boring, and pushing the sugar threshold.

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Photo of crossovert
3.15/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 ml black capped brown bottle. Brewed and bottled by De Scheldebrouwerij, Meer, Belgium.

It pours a hazy golden color. The head is humongous and thickly foamy. IT looks like meringue up there. It leaves some nice lacing as it slowly recedes.

The nose is yeasty but hoppy. There is a decent hop presence here, mostly herbal, noble hops, but the yeast is center stage. It has a big spiciness and some fruitiness. Reminds me perhaps of a yeasty pils.

The flavor is kind of a miss unfortunately. It seems very vegetal. Almost a leafy greens flavor in there. There is some hop bitterness but it is pretty moderate. The yeast is huge and spicy. There is a note of perfumey alcohol throughout it. Not too much form the malts here.

The mouthfeel is cloying, but watery, and also dry, it is kind of all over the place.

They need to rework this one. It is alcoholic and messy and the hops are just not done properly.

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Photo of BeerlyLegal
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Smells funky, fruity with a hint of banana.

Color is light with a good amount of foam.

Tastes hoppy but not to many distinct flavors and not much of an after taste. Nothing stood out and therefore I consider this average. A good beer with a hearty meal otherwise I wouldn't savor this one for too long

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of david18
3.3/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a twelve ounce pour of this at the Amsterdam Ale House on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Whenever I hear that something is a Belgian Strong Pale Ale I always compare it to Duval, which is among my favorites. This was an interesting beer but I felt it was not Duval.

Color is hazy pale/straw with a hazy head. Aroma is a good mix if banana yeast and light hops. Flavor was good, a little strong on the alcohol but pretty complex and all the elements of the beer were all present.

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Photo of Zet
3.36/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Looks nice, with a full head of soapy foam and a golden haze. It does not deliver though: it is branded as an IPA, but the hop profile tends to stay low. It is more like a BSPA, like it is categorized here. A decent one, but let's face it: it fades in comparison to a Duvel.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.44/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
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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3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

What can I say about this one ... It's a hoppy beer, hence the name, refreshing, tastefull, not bad at all but ... it doesn't stand out ! I will definitely have another one if it's available on the menu as an alternative for Duvel etc. Altough I found the lack of carbonation very disturbing and I think this would give the beer that little extra 'fizz' ...

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3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ahommell
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Cloudy yellow to light amber. Head disperses entirely upon sitting for moments. Lacing is strong.

S - HONEY FOR DAYS. Belgian Yeast. Malty. Dark and or light malts are strong here. Did I mention the honey?

T - Old honey dough bread. Strong yeast of the Belgian variety. Fresh malt. No bittering agent here at all. Someone call for some hops.

M - Medium to full bodied. Carbonation is a little much for me in this beer. The end feels more like the consistency of ginger ale than beer.

O - There is NOTHING special about this beer. This wants very badly to be the beer it is not. I hope that the honey added is what makes the alcohol content what it is. There is no way in hell that all of this honey only makes this the ABV what it is. I think I could go to Belgium now (or where ever the honey comes from) and I would not have to worry about the allergies.

I'd skip if other options were available.

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