Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Van Den Bossche

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (4030) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 11, 2012
hay, spruce, woody, rotten eggs, cough drop, butterscotch, licorice, smoke, brown, brown foam, rocky head, clear, medium sweetness, very bitter, heavily sour, umami, full body, creamy, oily feel, astringent, average carbonation,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2912) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2012
Into its own snifter at just on cool. Big Belgian head is mostly lasting atop a bright ruby cola body. A rocky, loose, frothy off-white mess that laces well. There is a hint of Belgian yeast and sherry on the nose amongst layers of chocolate and dark, woody malts, raisins and dried dates, cocoa and lightly roasted coffee beans, yum. Creamy and full well rounded mouthfeel. Flavours of sweet sherry, madeira, oak, smoky charred wood, cola and a late hint of nutmeg spice. Nice, silky malty length only heightened by some sneaky alcohol warmth. A favourite of mine so I have a soft spot for this one. Lovely drinking, and better as it warms. Delicious. (75cL, BB 15/12/12, Cellarbrations Kinross)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MattH (788) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Ceramic bottle. Dark brown pour with a massive tan head. Three inches plus. Aroma is fruity. Taste is some roasted malts and some fruit. Body is light and despite the large head, so is the carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (17806) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2011
As Hoogstraten Porter. Clear dark brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, dark malt, light roasted malt, dried fruit and spicy. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 071011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2761) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2011
Cloudy reddish brown, large foaming head. Rich fruity nose, alot of pineapple and indistinct tropical fruit. Flavor similar but turns towards a semidry cocoa element at the finish. Somewhat full bodied with a fluffy carbonation. Decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - AUG 22, 2011
Pours a dark brown with an off whtie head. Chocolaty aroma along with some vanilla. Nice flavor with chocolate and some funkiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5748) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2012 500mL ceramic swing top bottle. Pours a deep amber brown color with tan head and lovely lace. Aromas of toasty malt and chocolate. Tastes sweet and chocolatey up front, followed by some bitterness on the end. A little harsh, but I still enjoyed drinking this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2011
jug at dak’s on 8/14/10. pours a pale orange tinted porter brown with a tannish off white cap. it smells and tastes a lot like the kruikenbier... flowers, malt, doughy grain, raisins and spicy hops. it is prickly and dry with a medium body. again, meh. 6/3/6/3/13

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Hoogstraten Poorter Pours dark Mahogany with a medium tan head. Good retention, but does not resemble its namesake. Aroma of raisins, a little metal, yeasty funk, and some some vanilla. Nice. Flavor is somewhat metallic. Very smooth flavor with a bubbly mouth. Notes of yeast, cried fruits and earthy malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUL 8, 2011
A tasty beer but on the lighter side for spiciness. Would be excellent to blend with a barleywine. Smooth and easy to drink. Classic Belgian beer.

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