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Brewed by ’t Hofbrouwerijke
Style: Porter
Beerzel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A chocolate porter matured for 6 months on real Schaerbeekse krieken.


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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trappist1 (642) - Diest, - APR 4, 2014
750ml bottle. Dark brown color, with a pinkish beige head. Nose: smokey, roasted, cherries, (wild?) yeast ver much present. bit sugarish, hint of sourishness. Taste gives brown chocolate, speculoos, some mocha. Lacks a bit of power though. carbonated and a gentle finish (which I did not expect). To me, it feels that the porter and the ’kriek’ just do not mix up together. Lacks a bit of punch from the ’kriek’ and the smoothness of the porter. Nevertheless a good effort, like this. Nice experiment.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (2254) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
@Camping Ratebeer 2015, label zegt chocolade porter met krieken. schenkt rood met lichte kraag. aroma is zuur, krieken, chocolade. Smaken zijn licht en dun, fruitig van zure kersen, zwak bittertje, siroop, erg lichte chocolade, echter de porter eigenschappen zijn nauwelijks merkbaar.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (5404) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
At Camping Ratebeers. Reddish brown colour, pink head. Aroma of cherries, some light spices, leather, a bit weird but now I see this is a porter. Flavour is medium sweet, cherries, some marzipan, hint of roasted malts, some chocolate, tart finish. Light to medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8428) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2015
Very good, thick, pinkish cream-coloured head, over very deep brownish ruby beer. Clear sour cherries nose, bit of chocolate, Mon Chéri à souhait. Bitterish, cacao powder, green leaves and cherries, red fruit, of course. Chocolate growing with time. Quite well-bodied, creamy slickness, relieved by the lively carbonation. A good, rare Be collab brew with a classical craft beer result.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (3711) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
Clear crimson colour, off-white head. Cherry aroma, malts, syrup. Sweet malty flavour, cherry syrup. Cherry finish.
(from bottle @ Camping Ratebeers ’15, Nat en Winderig)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (936) - SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
@ Agards väg 29/5-15. Fruity and acidic with cherries and some barnyard notes. Body is medium, the finish is dry, fruity and acidic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (1710) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
Beer tasting @ Gaultier 150529. Bottle (750 ml) from Belgoklubben. Fruity and sour with barnyard notes and cherries, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, sour and fruity.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
PietS (61) - Bergen op Zoom, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2015
This beer tastes more like kriek than porter. The cherry flavor is quite good, but it had a strong minthy flavor as well (like the afther eight chocolates); that didn’t match very well in our opinion. I can imagine other people enjoying it though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malin_aiisa (219) - SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2015
Aroma: cherry, sweet candyresin, floral, bubblegum, Appearance: deep red, pink Taste: slightly bitter,medium sourness, Palate: long finish, medium body, fizzy, sticky,

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vjohans (449) - SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2015
hay, toast, roasty, chocolate, spruce, resin, vanilla, woody, earthy, red, brown, cloudy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour,

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gnoff (8739) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle thanks to Dunbar72! Sampled on March 7, 2015.
Black color, small tan head. Acidic, roasted scent. Very acidic, loads of red apples taste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Acidic porters don’t go well with me, my mind gets sort of fooled towards uncontrolled fermentation or bad cleanliness, hard for me to enjoy or like.


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