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Style Family Snapshot
A beer style that was reputedly first brewed in London in 1722 by a man named Harwood as a substitute for a then-popular mix of ale, beer, and two penny beer. It was named for porters and other heavy laborers who could find strength in it to do their work. A very dark, top-fermented beer whose color comes from roasted, unmalted barley. Variations of this style differ in strength and flavor profiles.
Style Family Parameters
|Original Gravity (OG):|
1.043 - 1.090
|Final Gravity (FG):|
1.008 - 1.024
4.3 - 9.5
20 - 42
17 - 32
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Serving These Styles
Suggested serving temperature: 55 - 60 F
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