Malt Flavours

Characteristics by malt type

Caramalt Crystal up to colour 110 EBC, Caramalt
Chocolate Chocolate, Black
Coffee Very dark Crystal
Treacle Crystal over 240 EBC colour
Smoky Smoked/Peated
Phenolic Peated
Cereal Wheat, Ale
Sweet Ale, Amber, Munich
Burnt Black, Roasted Barley or Malt
Nutty Caramalt, Ale
Green Lager, High Enzyme, Diastatic
Sulphury DMS, Lager, Sulphitic and Sulphidic
Solvent Should not be present in any malt type
Toffee Crystal up to colour 240 EBC

Flavour Wheel

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

Rye Malt

Oat and Rye are speciality malts made in our small batch drum maltings. These products are the perfect addition to beers demanding unique and interesting flavour profiles. 

Rye Malt adds a nutty and fruity quality to beers and will significantly increase the mouthfeel when used at high rates. Due to its lack of husk, rye malt must be treated in the same way as wheat malt to ensure there are no run-off issues during brewing. This malt shines in IPAs, golden ales and rye variants of traditional beer styles. 

Oat Malt will give the beer typical oat flavours reminiscent of breakfast porridge. The product has high levels of fatty acids which enable this malt to add a fine and stable haze to beers without having to reach for un-malted adjuncts. The protein structure of the oats add a creamy mouthfeel to beers. The strong husk on oat malt enables high inclusions without causing any processing issues. 

Oat Malt is best for breakfast stouts, NEIPAS and other hazy and smooth beer styles. 

Applications: 

The inclusion rates for both of these malts can be up to 50%, taking into consideration that the rest of the grist will need to include high enzyme barley malt to ensure conversion. 

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Brewing & Distilling Malt Sales Manager
London, Southern England & Wales
“If I were a beer, I’d be a milk chocolate stout, full bodied and sweet, but with a rugged appearance.”
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Brewing & Distilling Malt Sales Manager
Midlands, Yorkshire & Lancashire
“If I were a beer, I’d be called Sunday Session – A Lively, fun and hoppy Saison. Bold and Zesty, a very sessionable, laid back and easy drinking beer.”
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Scotland & Northern England
“If I were a beer, I would be a straight up, flagship IPA. It would be reliable, consistent, full of flavour and probably a little louder than other beers”

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