wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2007
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark red color with creamy bubbly head. I was expecting something porter-like based upon the name but what I got instead was one of the most refined and flavorful dubbel-style brews I’ve had. There were flavors of grape, dark fruits, and a delicate sweetness that was not overpowering. There was heavy carbonation, something I prefer. Plus the ceramic bottle was pretty cool, too.
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
redgold07 (308) - Irving, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pale, hazy golden-wheat color with a medium pure white head. There was a kind of sizzle sound when it poured... like from a soda. Flavor is light and of wheat, lemon, a little bitter, and some alcohol.
1 pt. 9.4 oz bottle.
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2005
4.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On the eighth day God created Sterkens Poorter....and it was good, damn good.
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
the bottle is absolutely awesome. . a heavy solid ceramic cask with a stopper... it carries with it highexpectations that as much attention and creativity has been given to what is inside. Alas, such is not the case.
VALIS (228) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell of dark fruit, candy, malt. Subdued taste, a fair amount of carbonation, combined with sweetness that gives this a vague cola quality.
DCJack (181) - Alabama, USA - AUG 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
the bottle is absolutely awesome. . a heavy solid ceramic cask with a stopper...
it carries with it highexpectations that as much attention and creativity has been given to what is inside. Alas, such is not the case.
Sombeast (151) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ceramic swingtop 75cl bottle labeled Hoogstraten Poorter. Served in a snifter. Pours a crystal clear, dark red with a solid 1-finger, rapidly disappearing head. Aroma of lightly toasted malts and some caramel. Mouth-feel is medium, moderately creamy with some carbonation sting. Flavor is distinctly dry with a focus on roast malts. Finish is dry, slightly bitter, almost but not quite astringent.
mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - MAR 1, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Seemed thin at first, but the flavor got fuller as it warmed up - more of a brown than a porter. Overpriced (nice bottle), but otherwise likeable.
DCopperfields (145) - Alabama, USA - JAN 14, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Old style Belgium Brown. Not much head, what little ther is is brownish. Beautiful light brown, re-stoppable flip top porcelain bottle.
Nose is mild and sweet, somewhat candylike. Taste is not too complex, with some malt sweetness dominating, and a sweet, candy like aftertaste. Good alcohol warmth finishes this brew.