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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%
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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TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2009
Pop top crock type bottle, another in this Belgian series. Dark ruddy brown pour with a thin off white head. Light on the nose with some spice and earthy wheat blending into the pallet, malts and bread. A slight roast with some bitterness towards the end. Decent drinker.

doublebock (558) - California, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Rich amber hue, lively carbonation, bready scent. Candy like taste, maltiness but can barely taste the alcohol

Jabah (509) - 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.

Crispy34 (496) - Texas, USA - APR 3, 2014
Swing top bomber bottle. Aroma is sweetly skunk with some darkness. Appearance is dark brown with a tan head. Taste is European sweet with some dark skunkiness. Palate is pretty neutral. Overall, a decent beer. Very European. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

pubbe (493) - Højbjerg, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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