- Alcohol by Volume: 4.5 - 6%
- IBU: 20 - 30
- Color: 20 - 35 SRM
- Original Gravity: 1.040 - 1.050
- Final Gravity: 1.006 - 1.014
Brown porters are mid to dark brown (may have red tint) in color. No roast barley or strong burnt/black malt character should be perceived. Low to medium malt sweetness, caramel and chocolate is acceptable along with medium hop bitterness. This is a light to medium-bodied beer. Fruity esters are acceptable. Hop flavor and aroma may vary from being negligible to medium in character.
The styles listed are based on the Brewers Association 2011 Style Guidelines published by Brewers Association with changes.