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Robust Porter

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Location: British
Category: Ale

Style Description

This is the description of how the Robust Porter style of beer should taste, feel and look. However, there may be perfectly fine beers in this style that fall outside of these ranges and descriptions. This information is just to show the most commonly accepted ranges for the Robust Porter beer style.

  • Color: Very dark brown to black
  • Body: Medium to full
  • Malt Flavors & Aromas: Medium to medium-high. Malty sweetness, roast malt, cocoa and caramel should be in harmony with bitterness from dark malts.
  • Hop Flavors & Aromas: Very low to medium
  • IBUs/Bitterness: Medium to high
  • Fermentation Characteristics: Fruity esters should be present and balanced with all other characters. Diacetyl should not be present.

Brewing Properties of Robust Porter

These are the functional brewing properties of Robust Porter beers, as descided by the Brewers Association. These guidelines reflect, as accurately as possible, the historical significance, authenticity or a common profile in the current commercial beer market.

The alcohol by volume is shows the amount of alcohol this style of beer should have.
5.1 - 6.6%
The International Bittering Units (IBU) scale is used to approximately quantify the actual (not perceived) bitterness of beer.
25 - 40 IBUs
SRM is a scale for measuring the color intensity of a beer. Low SRM grains impart a pale straw color while higher values mean it will add a darker color to the wort. Learn more »
30 SRM
(59 EBC)
Original Gravity
Original Gravity (OG) is a measure of the sugar content in the wort before alcoholic fermentation has started to produce the beer.
1.045 - 1.060
Final Gravity
The Final Gravity (FG) is how much sugar is left over in the beer when fermentation is complete.
1.008 - 1.016

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Based on Brewers Association 2020 Beer Style Guidelines with changes. Used with permission of Brewers Association.