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AHA Guideline

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Brown Porter

Brown Porters are dark brown (may have red tint) to very dark. Fruity-ester aroma is acceptable. Hop aroma is negligible to medium. No roast barley or strong burnt/black malt character should be perceived. Low to medium malt sweetness, caramel and chocolate is acceptable. Hop flavor is negligible to medium. Hop bitterness is medium. Fruity-ester flavors are acceptable. Body is light to medium.


  • Original Gravity (°Plato) 1.040 - 1.050 (10 - 12.4)
  • Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (°Plato) 1.006 - 1.014 (1.5 - 3.6)
  • Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 3.50% - 4.70% (4.40% - 6.00%)
  • Bitterness (IBU) (20 - 30)
  • Color SRM (EBC) 20 - 35 (40 - 70)