Pale Vs. Maris Vs. Golden Promise
Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:42 AM
My most successful ales have had maris as a base, certainly the english ales, and even APAs. It's a correlation - I can't specifically identify the maris 'flavour' in amongst the other ingredients. I don't have time for a side by side... I read a comment that MO gives a slightly sweeter profile and can 'soak up the hop flavour'. (?)
correlation_causation.jpg 43.48KB 19 downloads
So I'm wondering if anyone can point to specific beers where they would choose a standard pale, like JW pale, ahead of a maris otter? I'm looking for insights into why I should keep both and choose one for specific outcomes.
2. Maris vs. golden promise
I've never tried golden promise - similar question. Differences between maris and golden promise? When would you use one over the other, and why?
Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:59 AM
Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:01 AM
It's (allegedly) somewhere between GP and MO.
Great base for all ales, great malty flavour, but to me, it still tastes clean enough.
Even did a mild (mashed it high) with it.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:05 AM
Basically MO is more dominant in a beer whereas GP brings a lovely real grain ale flavour without crowding everything else out
In contrast other grains are almost flavorless unless you head towards Munich/Vienna territory
Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:19 AM
i have now been using TFFMGP and absolutely love it any UK style beer
Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:45 AM
Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:01 PM
...Bairds Perle, but I don't think CB sell that any more. Perle is great for lighter flavoured blonde ales and the dux nutz in APAs.
CB switched to TF Perle - it tastes pretty much the same, and is the base for my current AIPA.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:07 PM
Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:19 PM
I like both and have bags of both. Good for any ale.
My opinion only.
Slightly OT - make a fig cake for work which used 200mL of my dark ale on tap. A simple Coopers like dark ale but i used MO as the base malt and a single bittering addition of Magnum. No nuts in the cake and everyone commented on the nuttiness to the point where those with nut allergies were asking twice just to make sure.
EDIT - no reason IMO that you need to keep a bag of Australian malt if you like MO or GP. They work in any ale, I no longer buy the local stuff, too bland and boring for my taste.
Edited by DrSmurto, 02 April 2012 - 12:20 PM.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:19 PM