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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pubbe (493) - Hřjbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2007
Bottle. Dark reddish brown colour with exelent beige head of impressive duration. Malt, hops and fruit esthers in both aroma and flavor. Lasting finish.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Copper aroma with hints of yeast, possibly baker’s chocolate. Mainly it smelled of spare change. Nice red color. Fizzy head. Light, weak body. Watery. More metallic and kind of yeasty tastes that finish the same. 11 bucks for a 750ml. Hello middle finger.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - APR 11, 2008
Appearance: dark mahogany color. Great head with beige color, lasting and rocky. Aroma: intensive and nice vintage wine and berries smells. Spicy tones similar to ginger, clove and cinnamon. Other aromatic reminiscences like figs, dark raisins, caramel and toast bread. Flavor: caramel malts start and progress similar to clove and ginger. Fruitiness like berries, raisins and figs. Vintage wine and cherry liquor reminiscences. Light final dry with light citric touch. Palate: medium and semi-oily texture. Light carbonation. Balanced, nice and some complex beer. Beautiful bottle.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
w_adwersarz (435) - Cracow, POLAND - DEC 7, 2015
Przywitał nas lekki gushing. Piana bardzo obfita, szybko się dziurawi, troszkę krazkuje na szklei pozostawia cieńką warstewkę na powierzchni. Barwa no prawie jak cocacola, olapizująca, z rubinowo brązowawymi prześwitami, ale bez bąbelków. Aromat wodnisty, palony, ciemne owoce, ogólnie słodycz. Bez rewelki. W smaku jest mocno palone, przez chwil bo potem czuć wodnistość, owocowe, trochę jakby karmelu i brązowego cukru. Wysycenie w stronę wysokiego, wodniste, goryczka jest ale jakaś taka z niesamowicie słodkawym posmakiem.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2006
This beer introduces itself with an aroma infused with the scents of malt, dates, honey, caramel, hops, and toffee. It is a brown solution with an off-white head and good lacing. This sweet beer offers a flavor that has hints of dates, nuts, and biscuits. It fades leaving a mild nutty taste lingering.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jabah (388) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2015
OK, maybe they got me with the ceramic bottle and flip-top.....but I really liked this beer. This was when I was first getting into Belgian’s, but this resembles a porter more than a Belgian Ale. It does have that "Belgian" taste though, from the kind of yeast they use maybe? Is it worth $10 for a 750ml?....probably not, but I am not complaining b/c it was very tasty and a good experience. Don’t know if I’d buy again for that coin, but if you haven’t tried yet and money isn’t really an object, I would recommend at least sampling this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2004
Bought in the bottle from the excellent "Beers of Europe" shop near Kings Lynn. The bottle I bought was unfer the name of "Hoogstraten" Poorter. Beautiful clay bottle with flip top thingy. Mid / Dark brown colour. Not too fizzy. Very full bodied & tastey beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2002
Chocolate brown color with a rather large coffee colored head. Aromas of chocolate and bread. Flavors of mocha and dried fruit with some bitter off-flavors and a slight gritty chalkiness as well. Came as part of a boxed set with Bokrijks Kruikenbier. Not as spectacular as the Kruikenbier but certainly worth the effort. The back label from All Saints Brands states that this is a ’Freeman Porter from Hoogstraten. A dark top-fermented Porter brewed according to the Purity Law of 1516.’ MJ says that the term Poorter has nothing to with the English style Porter, but rather this is a Belgian Stout. I say neither.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2002
I thought the color was a little light and the texture was thin for a porter, but it was very good and enjoyable. And hey the bottle kicks ass!!

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2007
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.


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