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Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Van Den Bossche

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium

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RATINGS: 250   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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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. Doesnt rank with other porters Ive had. Disappointing. Nice bottle, though.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 25, 2004
Ya know for a porter this isnt that bad. I dont like porters and to me this wasnt everything that a porter is. First off, cool bottle, just for that it gets some points with me on this one. The colour is clear brown not too dark with a thin tan head that is long lasting. The nose is some malts and soy to it, just a hint of toffie to it. The taste is clean, thin and bland with malts and some soy. Interesting but not very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3872) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2004
Bottle, DBF 2004. Deep chestnut, moderate white head and gentle condition. Low malt, roast barley and yeast aromas, sweet caramel and more roastiness in the mouth which also lingers into the finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2004
Pours a light brown with a light caramel aroma. Seemed like a cross between as light brown ale and a bock. Not really a porter by any measure.. nonetheless... Flavors of caramel with minimal bitterness... Unique..

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 dont like, mostly because it doesnt taste like any porter Ive 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, thats not saying much though, because the flavor was pretty weak. Combined with the wateriness of it, I wasnt 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 5, 2004
Deep ruby in color with a large off-white head. Fruity aroma,yeast,malt and bread. Flavors of fruit and sweet toasted malt. A nice porter, but the packaging and price had my expectations higher.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 1, 2004
Clear light brown/dark orange with a fluffy off-white head. Sweet malts in the nose with a hint of chocolate. Watery body. Lightly sweet fizzy ending. A light simple porter in a fancy bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (20321) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2004
Beautiful amber color. Malty aroma. Malty, a bit sweet, correctly bitter; enjoyable, no surprise.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
madsberg (11761) - Sborg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2004
Bottled @ DBF2004: Dark amber coloured. Light brown head. Malty and sweet nose. This is some shitty porter without any flavour what so ever. I can sense some vague smoke notes, but thats all. BORING.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hildigltur (5105) - Kbenhavn, DENMARK - APR 24, 2004
Amber coloured. Caramelly and fruity aroma. Sweet, malty and fruity flavour. An ok Belgian ale, but not much of a porter.


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