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Beer Styles

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Baltic-Style Porter

A smooth, cold-fermented and cold-lagered beer brewed with lager yeast. Because of its alcoholic strength, it may include very low to low complex alcohol flavors and/or lager fruitiness such as berries, grapes and plums (but not banana; ale-like fruitiness from warm-temperature fermentation is not appropriate). This style has the malt flavors of a brown porter and the roast of a schwarzbier, but is bigger in alcohol and body.

Category: Porters

Food Pairings

  • Prime Rib
  • Aged Gouda
  • Deconstructed S'mores

Glassware & Serving Temperature

Nonic Pint
45-50 °F

Commercial Examples

Commercial Examples

Appearance

Color

Very Deep Ruby or Garnet to Black

Clarity

Clear to Opaque

Carbonation (Visual)

Medium Rising Bubbles

Flavor/Aroma

Alcohol

Noticeable

Hop

Hop aroma and flavor are very low. Hop bitterness is low to medium-low

Malt

Distinctive malt aromas of caramelized sugars, licorice, and chocolate-like notes of roasted malts and dark sugars are present. Roasted dark malts sometimes contribute a coffee-like roasted barley aroma. Low smoky aroma from malt may be evident. Debittered roasted malts are best used for this style

Esters

May include very low to low complex alcohol flavors and/or lager fruitiness such as berries, grapes, plums, but not banana; ale-like fruitiness from warm temperature fermentation is not appropriate

Phenols

Not common to style

Fermentation By-Products

Diacetyl and DMS flavors should not be apparent

Sensations

Body

Mouth-Coating

Carbonation

Medium

Finish Length

Medium to Long

Attenuation

Medium

Ingredients

Hops

Varies

Malt

Munich, Vienna, Pilsner, Crystal, Special "B", Carafa Special II, Chocolate

Water

Varies

Yeast

Lager

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