Malt sensory analysis
Although malt tasting is not currently any part of the malt specification, it does offer possibilities to differentiate both positive and negative flavours. Conventional malt analysis may suggest that malts are identical however their flavours could well differ significantly.
We use a method to fully describe the profile of malt using a ‘porridge’ made by grinding whole malts with a small amount of water which helps in the tasting process.
The malt flavour wheel has allowed us to create distinct flavour profiles for the wide range of malts and malted ingredients we produce.
Available pack sizes
Amber and Brown malts have their roots firmly planted in the past. Originally used to impart colour and flavour in darker beers such as browns and porters, these malts fell out of fashion as brewers and consumers drifted towards lighter coloured and weaker beer styles. The growth in craft brewing and demand for interesting beers has enabled maltsters to bring back into production these classic lightly roasted malts. Muntons Brown Malt is a British specialty malt made by using traditional malting techniques and the highest quality of British barley.
Amber Malt: Suitable beer styles include Mild, Bitter, Ales, IPA, Brown Ale, Stout, Porter. Straw/golden in colour with nutty light toast flavours.
Brown Malt: Suitable beer styles include Mild, Bitter, Ales, IPA, Brown Ale, Stout, Porter. Brown/dark amber in colour offering coffee, roast, strong toast flavours.