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.
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Malting barley varieties are typically grown for five to ten years, until they are superseded by newer, higher yielding and more robust varieties. Maris Otter® however is an exception to this rule. Although there have been many varieties with higher yields and extracts, none have managed to remove Maris Otter® from its position as one of the longest surviving and best known varieties. Its characteristic taste and outstanding processability, coupled with its historic significance make this a variety likely to remain a craft brewing favourite for many years to come.
Brewers looking for extra malt flavour, should consider this traditional malt; this British staple – Maris Otter®. Introducing strong cereal, biscuit and nutty notes in beer, Maris Otter® remains one of the most popular malt varieties available for the serious craft brewer.