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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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Ruby amber with a beige head. Yeasty. Coffee nose. Sweet and fruity. Medium body, slightly astringent, creamy. Flavor was slighty sweet, nutty. Not at all impressive. Doesn’t rank with other porters I’ve had. Disappointing. Nice bottle, though.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Very dissapointed with this beer. Cool bottle, so I figured why not, and for $10 it better be good. Well it’s a fairly bland, average tasting drink. Will not try again, not worth it.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2006
75cL bottle. Murky brown with tinges of orange. Practically no head. Rich currant, alefruit, old caramel, and alcohol in the aroma. Completely flat, watered down toffee, anise, and yeasty spicy ester flavors with a heavy alcohol presence. Some raisins and more alcohol in the finish. Mouthfeel is very thin.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
badgerben (4805) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2006
Poors a very murky brown color with absotlutely no head at all. It popped out some large bubbles, but it looked like whisky or brandy being poured. Slightly buttery aroma. Incredibley thin malt taste. If I were to compare the taste to a smell, it’d be like trying to smell the grain room at Northern Brewer from outside the building on Grand. Maybe you catch a whiff here or there, but not really. My new goal is to brew a beer worthy of being in that bottle.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2008
Ceramic-looking 750mL swingtop. Pours clear dark amber with a lacy off-white head. Mostly brown sugar in the nose. Medium body and carbonation. Brown sugar and nutty taste. A little sour on the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Bottle at 12/19 Pgh tasting thanks to Jason!
Jet brown with a white head. This one doesn’t seem like a porter though it shows some light malt and milk chocolate. It’s too green and plant-like and too thin.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2010
UPDATED: APR 6, 2010 (Bottle) Pours mahogany. The aroma is spicy with notes of bread spices, clove and mint. Light fruity as well. Quite subtle nose. The flavour is near medium sweet with almost no bitterness. Spicy, sugary and bready. The mouthfeel is watery and light skunky unclean with medium carbonation. Light to medium bodied

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Courtesy of superdave. Bottle pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is milk chocolate, coffee, caramel, and prune. Flavor shows the same. Overall body is pretty thin and seems to fall apart on the finish. Eh.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jflopsu (1091) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Pours a dark black with fizzy light brown head. Aroma is a mix of toffee, prunes, and other dark fruits. Taste is watered down (but flavorful) with prunes, raisins, other dark fruits, and sweet malt.

2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2004 Bottle/jug into tulip glass. I might have found a porter I don’t like, mostly because it doesn’t taste like any porter I’ve ever had. At first, I thought that a "poorter" might be an entirely different beer, but Ratebeer tells me otherwise, so I have to believe it. The smell was outstanding: caramel malt and banana. It looked good too, ruby with some brown accents, a large foamy head that left beautiful large-bubble lacing on the glass. Downhill from there. The taste was dominated by a mint-like spiciness that overpowered the caramel malt and a tomato taste also present. When I say overpower, that’s not saying much though, because the flavor was pretty weak. Combined with the wateriness of it, I wasn’t sure if I was drinking beer at all. Carbonation was barely noticable, which was good, because any more of it would have masked the taste entirely. Disappointment in a fancy package.


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