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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 845) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
A2 Star Burton PorterGrizzly Peak Brewing Company7.903.031-
CheerlessRedWillow Brewery5.403.251-
Niigata PorterNiigata Beer Co.4.503.681-
Cherry PorterGiessener Brauhaus4.803.461-
Nitro PorterGlacier Brewhouse6.303.851-
Beer Studio Dark OdysseyHydes Brewery Ltd4.403.51-
Smoked PorterHowling Hops Brewery / The Cock Tavern5.204.251-
Coil Oil (for Barnsley Beer Company)Wentworth Brewery Limited3.903.911-
El YunqueFabrica de Cerveza Kettal4.803.351-
Magna PorterBeer Lounge Microcervecería8.001.871-
Brown PorterPopuluxe Brewing6.003.351-
Kenmare Irish PorterLittle Island Brewing Company (Kenmare)4.703.281-
Mufloni TalviporterPanimoravintola Beer Hunter's6.004.251-
London Brown PorterBrodie's6.503.51-
ConfineBi-Du ? 4.241-
Nagahama Roman Winter BlackNagahama Roman Beer Co.4.003.511-
La ChoutteMicrobrasserie Archibald5.4041-
Kodiak Brown PorterSalish Sea Brewing Co.5.203.941-
Radagast India PorterSmall Batch Beer Co.6.003.251-
Taverner's Honey PorterTaverner's Tasmanian Boutique Brewery6.003.181-
Dark SeamBlack Paw Brewery5.003.961-
Union Jack Porter - Bourbon Soaked Oak ChipsJ. Wakefield Brewing7.004.181-
Teerenpeli HullujussiOlutravintola Teerenpeli5.503.351-
Marshmallow Union Jack PorterJ. Wakefield Brewing7.004.851-
Plum PorterAshley Down5.203.51-
Anker PorterNibe Bryghus7.003.591-
West Coast PorterWest Coast Brewery ? 41-
London India PorterFreehouse Brewery6.0041-
Black KnightGoff's Brewery Ltd.5.302.541-
Gunners PorterHop Stuff Brewery7.403.631-
Billabong PorterBillabong Brewery4.903.871-
La TestardaBirra Amiata5.003.131-
Off Kilter PorterOffbeat Brewery4.304.041-
Black SantaGreat Heck Brewing Company Ltd.5.403.711-
Phase TransitionEmpirical Brewery7.504.121-
Fuldmægtig SkafteWarwick Bryghus Aps6.502.561-
Cambridge CallingCambridge Brewing Company4.7051-
Kaffe Chili PorterDet Lille Bryggeri5.5021-
Summer PorterArbor Ales5.003.931-
Dockside DarkGloucester Brewery5.203.881-
London PorterFaultline Brewing Company6.003.421-
Mrs. Simpson's ThrillerBrown Cow Brewery5.104.391-
Red Duck Porter, Dark London AlePurrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)6.0041-
Old Engine Oil - Calvados Barrel Aged (Zymatore Project)Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.6.002.721-
Black BoarCountry Life Brewery5.003.251-
Mild EntireBrewery Becker5.502.011-
1891 Honey PorterPumphouse Bar5.003.821-
Piltri Porter RobustCerveceria Artesanal Piltri8.003.211-
Grauballe Sort Sol ØkologiskGrauballe Bryghus - Gaardbryggeriet6.503.461-
Stonewall's Stogies Smoked PorterBarley and Hops Grill & Microbrewery6.004.161-
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