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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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3.9
johndoughty (5543) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2017
Bottle. Large ceramic bottle with a strange false swing top. Pleasant malty aroma and dark brown appearance. Pleasant malty aroma and straightforward flavour.Lacks complexity but still above average.

3.9
gripweed57 (2871) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2017
From old tasting notes. Orange brown color. Short-lived beige head. Earthy malt aroma is nutty and chocolatey. Soft sweetish malt flavor with hints of fruit and nuts. Nice soft, dryish hop finish. Smooth and drinkable with a creamy mouthfeel.

3.1
BBHansen (985) - Køge, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2017
Bottle @ DØE Køge. Appearance: clear slightly hazy amber-brown with good off-white soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: brown sugar, chocolate, caramel and some spicy notes. palette: medium roasted malty and yeasty aroma, medium to sparkling carbonation, medium body, medium sweetness, somewhat balanced by a light to average bitterness, medium duration and a watery texture. Overall: decent dark belgian

1.5
corkyrory66 (2209) - BELGIUM - APR 20, 2016
Porter de 6,5 % abv, en bouteille en terre comme les vieux genièvres (mais on est loin de ce niveau-là !!!!), brassé en accord avec la loi de pureté allemande !!!!!! On n’avait rien demandé, nous !! Mon exemplaire de 75 cl était valable jusqu’en janvier 17. Couleur noir intense, à l’opacité forte. Mousse brun clair, à flocons moyens, stable à 4 mm. Arômes de malt torréfié légèrement, candi, pointe de seigle. 1ère bouche souple à l’entame maltée grillée, mais rétro-nez métallique. Arrière-bouche assez fausse, plutôt courte. 2ème sans vrai engagement. Arrière-bouche faible, courte. 3ème avec de la mie de pain, mais pas d’harmonie. Arrière-bouche qui s’éteint vite. Longueur avec parfois une odeur de terre … Serait-ce le flacon ??? Je plaisante... Jambes à flocons moyens, assez longues, un peu collantes. Levure correcte, mais simple. Alcool banal, sans effet sur les saveurs. Finale on ne peut plus ordinaire. CONCLUSION : pauvre porter, qui aurait peut-être mieux fait d’éviter la loi de pureté allemande … Qui peut savoir ? Moi, je sais que je n’en reboirai pas ...

2.5
Zymurgeist2 (2366) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle to pint glass. Sweet metallic aroma. Brown/garnet with chunky oatmeal head. Weird medicinal flavor.

3.9
zazou_dingue (1) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 21, 2016 does not count
Out of the fidge, circa 37º, this is somewhat unpleasant, estery Belgian yeast/banana and papaya notes duking it out with sweet chocolate, burnt grain notes. I thought of chucking the stuff out and grabbing a more traditional porter. Gradually I stopped thinking of this as porter/baltic porter and focused on it as well, simply another idiosyncratric Belgian offering and the beer seemed more and more interesting/enjoyable. Eventually it dawned on me that, like the Strauss Tower 20 IPA I had last year, this needed to get up to 40-45º for the malt flavors to kick in. At this point, I started picking up on the beer’s creamy texture and mouth-coating lusciousness, spice notes and hints of orange zest on the finish. Whew, am I glad I waited on this one (I still have another bottle!). For me at least, the temperature makes all the difference in the world.

2.5
w_adwersarz (516) - 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.

3.1
Bierridder_S (1120) - BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2015
01/11/2015 @home - 75cl bottle from shop @Achelse Kluis. Dark brown with nice light tanned head. Nose is light roasted malts, sweetness. Taste is malty, light roasted, sweetness.


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