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Hop Ruiter - Vanberg & DeWulf's Recipe Brewed at Schelde Brewery, Belgium
Hop Ruiter brewed by Scheldebrouwerij - Belgium - Imported by Vanberg &
combines Belgian appreciation for aromatic esters with the American love of
hops. But unlike American IPAs and Belgian IPA wannabees, Hop Ruiter
celebrates the finesse Belgians bring to using hops. Three different
varieties (none American) are used; two in the boil and one in dry hopping.
The combination of type and technique gives Hop Ruiter a tannic almost oaky
hop acidity reminiscent of good white wines. If you’re expecting American
piney, resiny hops that fur your tongue, Hop Ruiter will disappoint. But if
you want to enjoy noble hop aroma and fine bitterness that perfectly marries
with malt sweetness to make an exceptionally smooth, full-flavored beer, Hop
Ruiter will delight.
Beer Review by Beer Advocate
Two light fingers of white froth top a mostly clear (or is it slightly hazy?)
golden yellow body. Decorative lacing on the smaller-size tulip. The nose is
full of wonderful spices--pepper, ginger, a touch of nutmeg--and plenty of
fruit--grapefruit, pear, and apple.
Big, fruity taste that mixes sweet and sour. Sour apple and sweet pear, with
some grapefruit and lemon peel, all coated in spices. There is less pepper in
the taste than the smell, to me, which is not a bad quality about it. Rather, it
is a way to say that, for as rubust as the spices were in the smell, the taste
is a bit fruitier, but the spices complement the sweet-sour fruit very nicely.
Pepper, ginger, a bit of cinnamon; this is fantastic BSPA.
Nicely effervescent, but not too pronounced, really in check texture. This has
so impressed me, this Hop Ruiter. It is well hopped but really a tremendous,
flavor-packed, spicy beer that could easily be a rollicking Tripel. A
The Scheldt Brewery is a unique craft brewery
One of the few breweries that still the authentic way. Their beers are brewed with
pure natural ingredients without filtering and without pasteurization. Since the
founding of the brewery, the quality of the beer is the first priority. Strict
requirements on raw materials, precision craftsmanship of brewing, enable our
brewers to make truly unique products. These products deserve really
unique names. The names of the beers are usually associated with old folk tales
such as "The Lammegoedzak" or on "Dulle Griet". The brewery and its beers are a
true monument to beer drinkers.