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Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Van Den Bossche

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium

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RATINGS: 249   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.

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3.3
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2005
Sticky sweet light more of the moortgat drinks, A bit walnut-y as well. Not an overly spectacular ale. Passable tho...

3
PorterPounder (8088) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2005
1Pt 9.4 oz crockery bottle - Whip-In Liquors, Austin, Tx. Pours a dark amber with a thin, wispy but long lasting off-white head. Sweet, pungent aroma, reminds me of dates, prunes and alcohol. Flavor has many of the same sweet properties, wandering close to cloyness. Tastes like it is a much higher ABV. Turns a tad flat halfway through. Mouthfeel is a tad spritzy, but not in a distracting way.

4.1
jimhilt (2611) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2005
Pours with a two-finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Deep red/amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is malty. Starts with a roasted hazelnut sweetness and finishes smooth with no bitter aftertaste or hints of alcohol. A very good porter, quite different from typical American porters - Stone, Heavyweight, Redhook etc. 750ml bottle for $10.99 at Hoosick St Discount Bev. Troy, NY.

3.4
DocLock (10731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2005
Thanks to beer handy for this. Pours deep ruby (it looks like non-filtered iced tea in the glass, but very ruby when viewed through a desk lamp). Aroma of malt, fruit, soil. Tastes very unique, with hints of malt, nuts, some plums and prunes, and a slight soy saucey finish. Not sweet, yet not dry. This one has such a unique flavor that I fear I can’t describe it accurately. I would drink this again.

3.5
JorisPPattyn (10026) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2005
Best Before date 9/05 Dark red-chestnut beer; dense, creamy head, first collapsing, thén stable, as dried soap foam. Rather alcoholic nose, leafy aroma’s, sweet nose but with a faint sourish, ironoxyde background. Burnt, roasted malts, roasted peanuts (not salted), bit earthy. After reflection, there IS a certain saltiness, apart from the malt sweetness, the bitterness that is exclusively roasted, no acidity in the taste - there remains a salty touch. Dark malts come even more forward warming up. Medium bodied, burnt impression, bit fizzy. Rather ideosyncratic beer, which is about the last eptithet I would link to the former Sterkens brewery. Which brings me to the main question - who made this, and where?

3.9
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
MiP (15920) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2004
Bottle. Malty aroma. Nice brown colour. Sherry/wine-like undertones reminding me of old/vintage beer.

3.4
Crockett (1119) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2004
Pours deep red brown and clear. Thin white lacing head. Milk chocolate and berries in the nose. Yeasty, earth and traces of herbs. Tea. Strawberry and light fruit. Some cherry tartness. Some pink pepper. It was good but what is it?

3.4
Radek Kliber (7369) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 21, 2004
Porter, not really. Not the porter that I know .Maybe it is Belgian Porter (!) .Rich , sweet , juicy ale, plenty of sugars , fruit and yeast .Medium bodied ale , some bitterness , touch of alcohol . Friendly finish, alcohol keeps low key to the end .Thanks Doug!

3.2
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2004
(Bottle) Pours an amber-brown color with a thick, frothy (like a root beer float), long-lasting, beige head. Sweet malt and caramel aroma. Flavors of toffee and cola. Bitter palate.


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