View Full Version : Gambrinus ESB Pale

08-04-2012, 09:14 AM
Anyone out there using Gambrinus ESB Pale Malt as your base malt? I'm curious about the flavor profile. Specifically, how does it compare to UK varieties like Marris Otter and Golden Promise? Any feedback is appreciated.

Mike Killelea

Laughing Dog
08-06-2012, 09:43 AM
We use it in our ESB has that bready/ bisquity profile to it not overpowering but right in there with Vienna

Laughing Dog Brewing

08-06-2012, 09:59 AM
Having used all three, the ESB is less refined tasting - more brash and in your face with a higher toasted malt character and a thicker malted caramel effect.

Love the GP, though. I pretty sure it's the base malt for Surly's Furious (as well as a few of their other beers, too).

08-08-2012, 10:56 AM
We use it a lot. I think it's kinda in between a normal pale 2-row and Maris. Gives a little toasty sumpin sumpin to the background.