Baltic-Style Porter – Other Origin Lager Styles

Baltic-Style Porter Style

  • Color: Black
  • Clarity: Opaque. When clarity is perceivable, chill haze should not be present.
  • Perceived Malt Aroma & Flavor: Malt sweetness is medium-low to medium-high. Distinctive malt aromas and flavors of caramelized sugars, dark sugars and licorice are present. Roast malt attributes may be present at low levels, but any bitterness or astringency should be in harmony with other flavor aspects.
  • Perceived Hop Aroma & Flavor: Very low. Floral hop aroma can complement aromatics.
  • Perceived Bitterness: Low to medium-low
  • Fermentation Characteristics: Due to its alcoholic strength, there may be very low to low levels of complex alcohol aromas and flavors and/or higher levels of fruitiness suggestive of berries, grapes and plums, but not banana. Fruity esters, DMS and diacetyl should not be present.
  • Body: Medium to full
  • Additional notes: Baltic Porter is brewed with lager yeast and fermented and lagered cold producing a smooth beer. A low level of oxidation, if harmonious with other flavor components, is acceptable.

Baltic-Style Porter Vital Statistics

  • Original Gravity (°Plato) 1.072-1.092 (17.5-22 °Plato)
  • Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (°Plato) 1.016-1.022 (4.1-5.6 °Plato)
  • Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 6.0%-7.4% (7.6%-9.3%)
  • Bitterness (IBU) 35-40
  • Color SRM (EBC) 20+(40+ EBC)

2020 Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines used with permission of Brewers Association.

Credit: 2020 Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines – Lager Styles – Other Origin Lager Styles – Baltic-Style Porter