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Hoogstraten Poorter | Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.

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3.7/5
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143 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.
Belgium
sterkensbrew.be

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,478
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
143
pDev:
14.32%
Bros Score:
4.04
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 143 |  Reviews: 92
Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Nearly black as night, with a quickly dissapating beige cream head.

S: There's more upfront sweetness to the smell than there is in the taste. From the smell I was expecting something that would suit a dessert nicely. Elements of Guinness-style smoothness under the sweetness, with just a small hint of more assertive flavors (almond, hop, raisin).

T: Nutty, thick, slightly toasty, and savory, with a lingering background sweetness. Not the dessert drink I'd anticipated. It's bite was softened by it's creaminess, but the bite was still present and appreciated. In terms of ABV, I would have assumed it was higher (around 8, rather than 6). The taste was reminiscent of some other, better beers (Like Delirium Nocturnum), which could have lessened my opinionof it. Despite that, it was very solid and very enjoyable. Better than average, definitely.

M: Thick, but appropriately so, considering. The sweet aftertaste made a gradual exit, but did not overstay its welcome as is often the case.

O: The price discourages regular purchases, but besides that point this beer is very good. Not a must-buy, since there are cheaper beers that I'd argue do it better, but it's well worth a shot.

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Photo of Kappakoosh
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of RedWeizen83
5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A cola looking body with just off white big bubbly head

Low key aromas of acid drops and coriander

Tastes like a mildly spiced coffee not all that much roast or charcoal coming through with a slight but very unfortunate note of stomach acid

Much thinner than I imagined what with the heavy ceramic and bottle notes it is also very fizzy to begin with and goes flat very quickly.

This was very expensive and
still trying to weigh out with it being a barely above average ale
and such a fantastic and re-useable bottle wether this was worth the big expense.

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Photo of LJC3
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of kds2437
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of JamLand
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of sbanacho
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of rainydays2020
3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A- Dark brown, alsmost amber tint when held up to sunlight, off-white head with good retention

S- Strong smell of raisins, slightly woody, sweet

T- the date/raisin flavor is overpowering, mild alcohol heat that finishes the beer nicely

M- semi-sweet good carbonation, medium-light body

Overall a good beer. It's not something I would seek out, but still worth trying.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer poured out from a bottle. It had a clear, dark brown appearance and a white, foamy head. Not much of a smell; a little bit of malt and a little bit of toastiness. Tasted sweet and malty, with a little bit of toastedness. There was a little bit of bitterness in the aftertaste.

Would I buy this beer again? Probably.

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Photo of Peyton5410
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of twincano
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of Ryan011235
3.42/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Leffe glass on 2/4/13

23/02/16 B printed on the label.

Caramel brown that settles close to dark. One finger, fluffy head dissipates to a 1/4th inch layer. Smooth, lasting retention. Good lace.

Dark fruit aroma: raisins, plum, dark grapes. Figs, hints of brown sugar, baked bread, dough, yeast, very mild spices. Quite malty.

The taste is comparably malty with a strong bread presence. Hints of chocolate, raisins, figs, subtle yeast spice and plum. Faint earthiness.

The body is medium-full with fluffy, modest carbonation. Dusty finish.

Pretty nice drinkin' here. Seems more like a Belgian Dark Ale than a Porter, but who's counting?

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Photo of OregonGrown7
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of Fossilhunter
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of scot959
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of tbeq00
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Ranz
3.36/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of MystikCelt
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.57/5  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.

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Photo of harpus
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Paul68
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Hoogstraten Poorter from Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 143 ratings
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