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Hoogstraten Poorter - Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.

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BA SCORE
83
good

128 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.67%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Sterkens N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2000)
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Photo of scot959
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

scot959, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of tbeq00
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

tbeq00, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of Ranz
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Thick jet black in the pint glass with a ridiculous amount of head. The bottle is a great solution for a classy growler.

S: Tons of yeast and grass, roasted malt.

T: That yeast pushes through in the beginning with a ton of bitter flavor that may be a bit too much.

M: Thick and effervescent, it has a slightly dry finish. Not bad here.

O: A bit underwhelming, but the bottle makes up for it.

Ranz, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of UncleJimbo
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

UncleJimbo, Nov 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

WDJersey, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of MystikCelt
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

MystikCelt, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown, reddish hues. Frothy, beige head. Sticky lacing.

S - Cocoa powder, semi-sweet chocolate. Roasty, malty, mineral water.

T - A complex mixture of nutty, bitter citrus pith, spices, apple skin and minerals. This beer has a very interesting flavor profile, with lots of yeasty notes. Certainly not a typical porter flavor.

M - Medium bodied, effervescent, wet feel, clean finish.

O - Not what you would expect from a porter. The Belgian yeast makes for a surprising palate.

BeerForMuscle, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Best before 8/26/16.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, dark fruits, and some cocoa aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but the mouthfeel needs improvement in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

harpus, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of Paul68
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Paul68, May 09, 2012
Photo of futurecode
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

futurecode, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of Vylo
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Vylo, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from 2/2011 notes. Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a dark red brown amber with a vigorous off white head leaving nice lacing. Malt aroma with a bit of a sour, mineral component. Tastes of light sweet malt and light and dark fruits with Belgian spicing. Thin bodied, and sweeter and lighter than most porters. Nice strong carbonation is refreshing. A pleasant Belgian take on a porter, but not outstanding.

LiquidAmber, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of ncsutton
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving - Growler

A - Very dark with a nice head that retains for a nice period of time, lacing

S - A scent of roasted malts, and some dark fruit, seems like raisin

T - Tastes like it smells, however it's not quite as strong as I would have thought, nice roasted malt going with raisin and apricot, some chocolate after tones

M - somewhat light weight for what I was expecting, moderate carbonation

O - Overall not too bad, not what I was expecting for a Baltic Porter, but it's still a good brew, I thought the bottle looked cool and the beer behind it justified my purchase

ncsutton, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

DRC, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of mactrail
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very nice foam on top. Full creamy mouthfeel. Is there something different about the Belgian carbonation? Reminds me of a seltzer. Interesting nutty flavor with a buttery touch. Yeasty and rich with a distinct tang. Caramel taste but more on the dry side.

I'd still call it a Belgian Dark Ale instead of a porter. Soft flavors, not much of the really dark roast and certainly none of the charred malt we usually find in porters and stouts. The big ceramic bottle from Mega Liquor in Hemet, Calif.

mactrail, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

MrVonzipper, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of phenomenologian
4.6/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

this comes in a growler bottle that has that top that lies aside, with a regular bottle cap that seals it. Its a thick ceramic bottle. This beer is very very pricey. 17 dollars.

some smoke comes out. upon pouring a rather large tan head forms. three fingers. It retains very well. It also laces a bit. Body is translucent and is nowhere near as dark as most porters. You can see a bit of bubbles rise to the top. The color of the body is darker brownish. Looks nice.

the smell is of yeast and malts and of roasted tones. It has a nice sweet overall smell with maybe molasses or other sweeter flavors.

The taste is not as strong but is still nice with darker roasted malts as the bigger taste there. there is also taste defintely of molasses and yeast. Really nice taste that accompanies the smell and feel.

The feel is not as thick as the smell and taste would point to. It feels very thin with some carbonation. This is good in my opinion as the flavors are allowed to go down awesomely even though its a porter with lots of flavor.

Overall, maybe not worth the price, but still a very very very good porter to try even if you don't like most porters are this one is much lighter and thinner than most porters you see. Give it a try even if you like pale ales.

phenomenologian, Feb 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

lizfig, Feb 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Doppelbockulus, Jan 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

Kornoms, Jan 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

kew, Jan 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

cdwil, Dec 29, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

carrymehome74, Dec 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

InebriatedJoker, Dec 10, 2011
Hoogstraten Poorter from Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.
83 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.