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Brewed by Brouwerij Sterkens
Style: Baltic Porter
Meer, Belgium

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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Hoogstraten Poorter is a dark and strong local beer of high fermentation and has a lovely sweet sense with a subtle aroma of roasted malt. With its bittersweet, full-bodied taste and velvety finish, the Hoogstraten Poorter is a unique beer in its range. This porter is being brewed in honour of the 800th birthday of the city of Hoogstraten.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaymobrown (1814) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2003
Pale brown color. Hop nose. Slightly sweet taste. Had a dominant flavor of stewed cabbage.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2003
I found this a major disappointment! Very unique bottle for a watery, thin, lifeless beer. Might be the lightest porter, and surely the clearest one out there. Green leafy, cabbage, and peat aroma. Some hops there. End is almost sour and strange. I hated it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3253) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2003
I dont know how old this beer is but it definitly isn't like any other porter. Nice fruity aroma and a great flowerly like taste. No bitterness and no taste of alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jazz88 (2646) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 19, 2003
Bottle. A ruby brown color with basically no head. Raisins and plums in the aroma. It doesn't resemble a porter I'm used to, although I do like the aroma. The body is very light, but the flavors reveal themselves early and finish well.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (22721) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2003
Bottled. Dark ambe with creamy head. Roasty coffee aroma. Sweet, malty and fruity, notes of plums. Woody, salty and quite pleasant. I'm always suspicious on beers in too fancy or gimmicky bottles, but this does impress.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10528) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Deep Mohogany beer. Small, creamy, khaki head. Excellent retention and weeping lacework. Alcohol, copper, nickel, prune and dark chocolate in the aroma. Strong coffee and cocoa flavors. Astringent, but well-balanced. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, dry finish. Way overpriced, but I'm a beer geek. I had to try it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (3841) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2003
Definitely not what I'd expect in a porter. Tasted more like an English brown ale to me. Smooth and light. A hint of toffee. Judging by how mild this tastes, I never would've suspected this was more than 4.5% ABV. The ceramic swing-top is awesome though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4762) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2003
Not your typical porter as I have experienced them to be.This was to my liking as I like a very smooth brew that goes down easy with no bitterness or sharp aftertaste.Good lacing.Great stonebottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2003
Mild caramel, nutty, and earthy notes with a medium brown color. A very cool presentation with the crock.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2003
Well, you won't have to worry about this one becoming light struck - what a cool stone looking crock! I enjoyed this both very cold and warmed to a more proper temp. Either way, it was so etremely smooth, mild yet full flavored - malty caramel and interesting spices in the dry finish.


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