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English Porter

Porter is said to have been popular with transportation workers of Central London, hence the name. Most traditional British brewing documentation from the 1700’s state that Porter was a blend of three different styles: an old ale (stale or soured), a new ale (brown or pale ale) and a weak one (mild ale), with various combinations of blending and staleness. The end result was also commonly known as "Entire Butt" or "Three Threads" and had a pleasing taste of neither new nor old. It was the first truly engineered beer, catering to the public's taste, playing a critical role in quenching the thirst of the UK’s Industrial Revolution and lending an arm in building the mega-breweries of today.

Porter saw a comeback during the homebrewing and micro-brewery revolution of the late 1970’s and early 80’s, in the US. Modern-day Porters are typically brewed using a pale malt base with the addition of black malt, crystal, chocolate or smoked brown malt. The addition of roasted malt is uncommon, but used occasionally. Some brewers will also age their beers after inoculation with live bacteria to create an authentic taste. Hop bitterness is moderate on the whole and color ranges from brown to black. Overall they remain very complex and interesting beers.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-7.0%   [ ? ] 

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Style Examples - 401 to 450 (out of 1156) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Treacle PorterInnis & Gunn7.404.064-
PoorterWitte Klavervier7.003.374-
LondiniumRooster's Brewing Company Ltd.5.503.934-
BRLO PorterBRLO7.003.634-
Burro De Sancho NegraDaviyun (Cerveza SAGRA)5.003.054-
FraileSierra Madre Brewing Co.5.203.864-
PBH STRONG Porter AleOld Coast Road Brewery5.703.314-
Foggy Scotsman PorterPlank Town Brewing Company5.204.044-
HerrgårdsporterSkebo Bruksbryggeri5.003.744-
Brown Porter (small Batch Series #9)AleWerks Brewing Company6.003.824-
Autumn To AshesWoodland Empire Ale Craft5.203.684-
Grafton PorterGalbraith's Alehouse5.003.754-
Hansa PorterHansa Borg Bryggerier ASA4.603.54-
Asylum Porter42 North Brewing Company6.804.184-
Clocktower The PorterThe Clocktower Brew Pub - Glebe4.503.194-
KachoThornbridge Brewery6.003.944-
PorteresqueAllgates Brewery4.403.714-
Vanilla Bean PorterSt. Elias Brewing Company9.253.964-
Blacksmith's PorterTooborac Hotel & Brewery5.403.434-
London PorterThe Filling Station Microbrewery7.403.884-
Smoke PorterChuckanut Brewery & Kitchen5.803.564-
Pappy's PorterDESTIHL Brewery5.902.824-
RascalInveralmond Brewery Ltd., The5.60-4-
Bully PorterGray's Tied House ? 3.024-
Sweetwater PorterSweetwater Brewing Company4.803.614-
Jolly Saint NibBrothers Craft Brewing5.80-4-
Entire ButtBrewery Becker8.503.944-
PorterBrimmer Brewing5.504.114-
Porter Gourmande Vanille CaféLes Brasseurs du Grand Paris ? -4-
Heat SinkMetalman Brewery4.904.074-
Archives 1850 RunnerChuckAlek Independent Brewers6.304.054-
Hell's Holler PorterGrumpy Old Men Brewing6.504.724-
IsisForest & Main Brewing Company6.004.234-
Boscos London PorterBoscos Restaurant & Brewing Co. ? 3.834-
Nightfall PorterProhibition Brewing Company5.002.714-
Peregrine PorterCotleigh Brewery4.403.644-
Smoked Rye PorterBrodie's7.303.894-
Curbside PorterAirways Brewing Company5.4044-
Cacao-Porter CriolloMalmö Brewing Co8.002.944-
Distorter PorterBlue Canoe Brewery5.503.914-
Pinnacle PorterNaylor's Brewery4.803.724-
Art Of DarknessDark Star Brewing Company Limited3.504.224-
Perdido PorterGalveston Island Brewing Company5.803.733-
Bell BoyThe Wild Rover Pub & Brewery5.203.833-
Randers PorterRaasted & Randers Bryghus A/S6.7033-
London PorterMonk's Cellar5.703.813-
Penpont PorterPenpont Brewery5.804.073-
Dunham PorterDunham Massey Brewing Company5.204.023-
London CalliongNew Holland Brewing Company7.203.193-
BrazilianColchester Brewery4.604.433-
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