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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 - 651 to 700 (out of 751) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
SciliporterBirrificio Dada ? 2.331-
HaDubim Hatzot Dark PorterHaDubim5.003.51-
Festive Fruit AleMonteith's Brewing Co.5.003.131-
Porter FuméeHopfenstark5.003.51-
NeroBier Fabriek ? 21-
B. MambaBirrificio Del Lago5.503.531-
Robust PorterLuckie Ales6.304.281-
Speight's PorterNew Zealand Breweries Limited ? 3.781-
Irish PorterBuster's Brew Pub ? 2.051-
Buoy PorterBuoy Beer Company5.104.751-
Black BeltIcicle Brewing Company8.504.851-
Collaboration Java PorterLafayette Brewing Co. ? 3.81-
Nightfall PorterProhibition Brewing Company5.002.751-
Popaire Tinta De PopPopaire5.003.751-
Deep SixHeavy Seas Beer6.2041-
British Black AleValholl Brewing Co. LLC5.804.51-
House Ales Belgian PorterbarVolo7.803.691-
Smoked Robust PorterVault Brewing Company7.003.751-
Ruck & MaulTatton Brewery4.503.51-
Boqueron Coffee PorterBoquerón Brewing Co.5.804.51-
Moon Three ThreadsMoon Cervesa Artesana6.303.731-
Porter CacaoLe Cheval Blanc5.503.631-
1996 Big Ben PorterWidmer Brothers Brewing Company5.504.751-
PorterBurning Sky Brewery4.804.181-
Mocha PorterIron Springs Pub & Brewery6.004.851-
Jacobs Porter (for Medicibeers)Bryggeriet Refsvindinge6.201.91-
Marston's Albion PorterMarston's PLC4.803.751-
Vanilla PorterJohn Harvard's Brewery & Ale House8.503.251-
English PorterThe Defiant Brewing Company ? 4.081-
Brigantine Baltic PorterPowder Keg Brewing Company9.804.381-
Ausesken Coffee PorterCerveses Ausesken5.202.751-
Noble BarbarianPowder Keg Brewing Company9.802.991-
Damson Porter8 Sail Brewery4.503.681-
Waiheke Island OnetangiWaiheke Island Brewery Ltd4.303.331-
AlcatrazBigfoot Sörfőzde4.503.091-
Wooly Mammoth PorterGreat Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Wausau) ? 3.581-
Liberty PorterElbow Lane Brew & Smoke House4.4031-
Zierholz PorterZierholz Premium Brewery5.803.331-
Ploughman's PorterClandestine Brewing Company5.5041-
Plum PorterElgood and Sons Ltd4.503.511-
Brown PorterFirst Draft - Niagara College Teaching Brewery3.2031-
Tim's PorterThe Ship Inn ? 3.081-
Robust PorterJubeck New World Brewing5.303.921-
Tetley's Trust PorterCarlsberg-Tetley Brewing Ltd5.2041-
Thirsty Crow Robust PorterThirsty Crow5.503.331-
Cumbrian MoorBrewers Union Local 1804.903.881-
Seggie PorterThe Eden Brewery5.2041-
Pickled Pig PorterNottingham Road Brewing Company, Rawdon’s Estate5.50-0-
URSA Bombina BluesBieszczadzka Wytwórnia Piwa Ursa Maior6.00-0-
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