Hop - Ruiter | Scheldebrouwerij

very good
223 Ratings
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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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful golden yellow with a thick and lively pale cream head. Strong aroma is yeasty and fruity with a malty undertone. Flavor is mainly fruity, mostly pear and apple with some banana, good yeasty note, underpinning of malt, hint of honey. Texture has good fizz and firm, smooth body. Finish is fruity and malty with just a hint of hops.

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Photo of mothmanscott
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque deep straw/pale gold producing 3 fingers of a white, foamy, lasting head that leaves motes & webby splotches of lace. Aroma is tangy mixture of bready pale malt, dough & biscuit, yeasty white fruit, orange & pineapple esters, a heady Noble hop presence of lemon & with some grass & herbal/floral notes with just a hint of Belgian funk. Taste is biscuit & dough malt, Belgian yeast funk, apricot, pineapple, orange & lemon, cloves, alcohol, pepper, some thin banana & coriander, with a sweet Belgian yeasty esters of apple, pear & honey undertone. These yeasty esters become more dominant and intense as the brew warms. The finish rapidly transitions to more apple & pear underwritten by pine resin bitterness with the bitter becoming dominant in the astringent doughy, grassy/pine/citrus aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderated high carbonation, smooth & silky but prickly on the tongue becoming astringent before it fades. A treat or the mouth and nose, an explosion of aroma and flavor! I would call this a Belgian IPA instead of a Belgian Pale Strong Ale and certainly not a Blonde Ale. Maybe in color but not in style.

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Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3.44/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
3.61/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Localdrinklax
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Legend_of_Troybrau
4.7/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of cathomae
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of seedyone
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

01/23/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. On the unctuous side. May even need a side of water as a chaser, not to dilute. Diluting this powerhouse would be a travesty. Beer as food is what comes to mind. The sweet of all Belgians is apparent with a well crafted holding of the line. The only thing holding me back is the 8.5% ABV. Like a blonde bombshell in a book store, all may not be as it seems...but WTF?

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Photo of RavenForBeer
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Morey
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of ColdWaffles
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of dbauer
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of thebigredone
4/5  rDev 0%

Not sure if this bottle is a little older or what, but the hops are barely discernible. Just a light floral flavor in the background.

Besides that, however, this is a nice beer. A little sweet, some nice Belgian yeast, very pleasant malty-bready-doughy flavor, I really like it.

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Photo of mattfancett
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of andrewdanks
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Bryanbrown0420
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of outdoor7or24
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of CorgiDad
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of DanforthPewter
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

awesome brew right here, a hoppy belgian, which seem to be coming into vogue more and more, but with all that are out there, the chuouffe, the lupulus, and the like, this one is the best of the lot that I've had so far. its blonde and hazy, very well carbonated, and heady all day. the nose is belgian first, somewhat like a tripel in terms of heft and aromatic, but its lacking just a bit of that sweetness, and instead replaces it with floral and punchy hops. delightful flavor trip, hops first and last, delicate but prominent. hints of citrus and blooming fruit trees, minimal bitterness. the grain seems to be predominantly wheat, maybe some pale barley in there too, and just a very soft texture to it. interesting spice complex from the belgian yeast comes out in the finish. its complex yet familiar too, i was surprised to like this so much, and at 7 or so bucks a bottle, its an awfully fair priced brew. definitely worth trying, one of the better hoppy belgians on the market.

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Hop - Ruiter from Scheldebrouwerij
4 out of 5 based on 223 ratings.
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