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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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2.8
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2008
750, capped ceramic swingtop growler. Thanks, BitBucket! Pretty goofy label. Crystal clear rubied medium amber. Thickish, sudsy tan head. Sweet candi and bubble gum and chocolate nose. Thin, watery body, fairly flat. Chocolatey and sugary. Mild, brief sugary finish. Definitely nothing like what you’d expect after ordering a porter, but still not all that great a beer even after the surprise wears off.

2.7
JPDIPSO (6237) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 13, 2002
A brown porter that lacks in depth and character. .........................

2.6
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
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2005
Nice bottle, quite average beer,and yes Virginia it is NOT a porter, heck it isn’t even a brown ale. I really don’t want to waste any more time on this overpriced beer that really wasn’t all that bad just not what I expected. Does have a nice spicy and yeasty nature, so that is a good thing.

2.6
Sregnar35 (1031) - 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
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
badgerben (5215) - 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
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
MrChopin (4304) - 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
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


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