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 - 451 to 500 (out of 1309) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Sweetwater PorterSweetwater Brewing Company4.803.614-
Jolly Saint NibBrothers Craft Brewing5.803.454-
Entire ButtBrewery Becker8.503.944-
Archives 1850 RunnerChuckAlek Independent Brewers6.304.054-
Hell's Holler PorterGrumpy Old Men Brewing6.504.724-
Plum Pudding PorterWiper & True Brewery5.904.164-
IsisForest & Main Brewing Company6.004.234-
Boscos London PorterBoscos Restaurant & Brewing Co. ? 3.834-
East India PorterZebulon Artisan Ales5.803.984-
Imperial NibsKereru Brewing Company8.504.174-
Roche NoireBrasserie du Chardon6.004.154-
Nightfall PorterProhibition Brewing Company5.002.714-
Nine Locks PorterNine Locks Brewing Company5.003.714-
Marks & Spencer Chocolate PorterRobinsons Family Brewers6.003.714-
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-
Coal Train Porter105 West Brewing Company6.103.763-
Randers PorterRaasted & Randers Bryghus A/S6.7033-
London PorterMonk's Cellar5.703.813-
Penpont PorterPenpont Brewery5.804.073-
Dunham PorterDunham Massey Brewing Company5.2043-
London CalliongNew Holland Brewing Company7.203.193-
BrazilianColchester Brewery4.604.433-
Island Fever Coconut PorterCarter's Brewing ? 3.233-
Hambleton Black LightningHambleton Ales6.504.113-
PorterGrain Brewery5.003.823-
Sweating Through Your Corpse PaintTroon Brewing7.603.593-
Galway Bay PorterGalway Bay Brewery5.803.693-
Purple Panther PorterJennings Brothers PLC5.003.733-
Full Fathom 5North Brewing Co6.203.963-
Bolong BlackMountain Ridge Brewery5.003.23-
Pink Peppercorn PorterWiper & True Brewery5.503.723-
English Style Oaked Smoked PorterBattlefield Brew Works5.204.193-
Kratochwill Temno PivoPivovarna Kratochwill7.903.333-
Robust PorterNashoba Valley Brewery ? 3.573-
Glarus PorterGlarus Craft Brewing Co.5.003.263-
Obstinate Brown PorterHeadstrong Brewery4.303.993-
Porter WagonerWhite Dog Brewery6.403.393-
Universal PorterEquinox Brewing Company5.204.013-
Chilli Plum PorterThe Waen Brewery6.103.423-
BulkHammer6.004.23-
Zehn Bier PorterZehn Bier5.603.193-
B-MoorMoor Beer Company6.003.933-
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