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
Craft is a winter barley variety taking the place of Venture in the Muntons range and is a natural replacement for other winter varieties such as Pearl and Halcyon. Craft Pale has the most malt-forward flavour profile of all Muntons pale malts and produces a smooth and sweet wort with notes of toffee and strawberry.
Craft is an excellent choice for malty and high-alcohol beers like old ale, strong ales, barley wine, American and British-style amber ales, porters, or stouts. In New England IPAs where a superior malt backbone is desired, Craft is a great choice. Craft’s underlying flavour pairs nicely with London III and Vermont Ale yeasts. It works exceedingly well in malt-forward Blonde Ales that are popular with drinkers new to craft beer. Use this malt with light-coloured specialty malts like Amber Malt and/or Caramalt 30 in a beer with less than 25 IBUs to make an approachable, entry-level Blonde Ale.