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BJCP 2008 Guideline

Porter - Brown Porter

BJCP 12A

BJCP 2008 12A Brown Porter style example
12A - Porter / Brown Porter

 

IMPRESSION

A fairly substantial English dark ale with restrained roasty characteristics.

COMMENTS

Differs from a robust porter in that it usually has softer, sweeter and more caramelly flavors, lower gravities, and usually less alcohol. More substance and roast than a brown ale. Higher in gravity than a dark mild. Some versions are fermented with lager yeast. Balance tends toward malt more than hops. Usually has an "English" character. Historical versions with Brettanomyces, sourness, or smokiness should be entered in the Specialty Beer category (23).

EXAMPLES

Fuller's London Porter, Samuel Smith Taddy Porter, Burton Bridge Burton Porter, RCH Old Slug Porter, Nethergate Old Growler Porter, Hambleton Nightmare Porter, Harvey's Tom Paine Original Old Porter, Salopian Entire Butt English Porter, St. Peters Old-Style Porter, Shepherd Neame Original Porter, Flag Porter, Wasatch Polygamy Porter

You can view the complete style details on the BJCP website. The 2008 style guide is obsolete but there is a similar 2015 style that you can view below...

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VITAL

OG: 1.040-1.052
FG: 1.008-1.014
IBU: 18-35
SRM: 20.0-30.0
ABV: 4.0-5.4%

BJCP 2008 12A Brown Porter style example
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