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BJCP 2015 Guideline

Brown British Beer English Porter


BJCP 2015 13C English Porter example
13C - English Porter


Overall Impression

A moderate-strength brown beer with a restrained roasty character and bitterness. May have a range of roasted flavors, generally without burnt qualities, and often has a chocolate-caramel-malty profile.


This style description describes the modern version of English porter, not every possible variation over time in every region where it existed. Historical re-creations should be entered in the Historical style category, with an appropriate description describing the profile of the beer. Modern craft examples in the UK are bigger and hoppier.

Commercial Examples

Burton Bridge Burton Porter, Fuller's London Porter, Nethergate Old Growler Porter, RCH Old Slug Porter, Samuel Smith Taddy Porter

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  • OG:  1040 - 1052
  • FG:  1008 - 1014
  • ABV: 4 - 5.4
  • IBU: 18 - 35
  • SRM: 20 - 30
BJCP 2015 13C - English Porter Commercial Example