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%
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 (4001) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doublebock (554) - California, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Rich amber hue, lively carbonation, bready scent. Candy like taste, maltiness but can barely taste the alcohol

   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 Iíve 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of roasted malt, chocolate, clove, some licorice, Belgian yeast. Taste lives up to the aroma with a nice complement of bitterness on the finish. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shag (2839) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 13, 2003
Aroma is of raisins, caramel, and chocolate. A solid brown color and probably the lightest colored porter Ive encountered. Flavor is of slight alcohol, nuts, chocolate, caramel, raisins, and toffee. Wow! It has a very "Belgian" flavor if anyone knows what I mean. So why is this classified as a porter? I would say it's more of an Abbey Dubbel. But it's one fine beer regardless of its style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2005
On the eighth day God created Sterkens Poorter....and it was good, damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maxx0xxaM (5) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2007 does not count
Was a little shocked at the intense hopps aroma and flavor, but I enjoyed it a lot. found two bottles at a liquor store in Indy, havenít seen it since. After reading what everyone else had to say about this brew, I donít think we were drinking the same beer! I enjoyed it, a little pricey though.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (11974) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 5, 2001
beautiful ruby colour, plum aroma, sweet, toasted with a caramel and cherry aftertaste - is this really a porter ?

   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!!

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