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English Porter

Description:
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 752) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Bourbon Barrel Aged Lost Port PorterRiver Rat Brewery6.004.251-
1891 Honey PorterPumphouse Bar5.003.831-
Grauballe Sort Sol ØkologiskGrauballe Bryghus - Gaardbryggeriet6.503.491-
Stonewall's Stogies Smoked PorterBarley and Hops Grill & Microbrewery6.004.161-
Edwins Ruby PorterGreat Western Brewing Co.5.203.651-
Lost Port PorterRiver Rat Brewery6.0041-
ColeBrewPub København5.203.31-
Freigeist Deutscher Porter Saphir EditionBraustelle8.003.851-
Old Sullivan PorterBig Ridge Brewing Co.4.802.781-
Harry PorterSix Bells4.903.911-
Ruby PorterBrodie's3.802.41-
Svart - BourbonGamla Slottskällans Bryggeri AB5.003.531-
Archives 1850 RunnerChuckAlek Independent Brewers6.3031-
No 11 Black IPAHastings Brewery5.404.251-
Hell's Holler PorterGrumpy Old Men Brewing6.503.751-
Archives 1804 TChuckAlek Independent Brewers2.803.751-
SaslongBirrificio F.lli Trami5.602.951-
SciliporterBirrificio Dada ? 2.331-
HaDubim Hatzot Dark PorterHaDubim5.003.51-
Festive Fruit AleMonteith's Brewing Co.5.003.131-
Brains Craft Brewery The Shy PorterSA Brain & Co.4.503.341-
Porter FuméeHopfenstark5.003.51-
Robust PorterLuckie Ales6.304.281-
Speight's PorterNew Zealand Breweries Limited ? 3.781-
Irish PorterBuster's Brew Pub ? 2.051-
S:t Eriks Islay PorterGalatea Spirits6.403.151-
Milk PorterHigh Hops Brewery5.503.51-
Chocolate PorterThe Perch Pub & Brewery5.204.751-
Black BeltIcicle Brewing Company8.504.851-
Collaboration Java PorterLafayette Brewing Co. ? 3.81-
Old Man Winter AleRibstone Creek Brewery6.603.811-
Popaire Tinta De PopPopaire5.003.751-
1872 Licensing Ale16 Mile Brewing Company8.103.751-
British Black AleValholl Brewing Co. LLC5.804.51-
House Ales Belgian PorterbarVolo7.803.691-
Amsterdam / Brigid Young "Burning Bridges"Amsterdam Brewing Company ? 2.931-
Ruck & MaulTatton Brewery4.503.51-
Boqueron Coffee PorterBoquerón Brewing Co.5.804.51-
Night BoatPortobello Brewery4.603.251-
India Export PorterFarmageddon Brewing Co-op5.204.51-
Moon Three ThreadsMoon Cervesa Artesana6.303.731-
Porter CacaoLe Cheval Blanc5.503.631-
1996 Big Ben PorterWidmer Brothers Brewing Company5.504.751-
Mocha PorterIron Springs Pub & Brewery6.004.851-
Jacobs Porter (for Medicibeers)Bryggeriet Refsvindinge6.201.91-
Marston's Albion PorterMarston's PLC4.803.751-
Isis - CoffeeForest & Main Brewing Company6.004.251-
SportteriBruuveri8.604.51-
Brekeriet BrettporterBrekeriet6.404.311-
English PorterThe Defiant Brewing Company ? 4.081-
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