Pale Ale Malt

Also known as: ESB Malt

Base Malt


Pale Ale Malt is a base malt grain used prominently in beer brewing due to its versatility and contribution to the fundamental character of the beer. It is a light-colored malt, often lending a golden hue to the final product, making it an ideal foundation for various types of beers.

The malt is a popular choice for brewing a multitude of beer styles, including but not limited to, English Pale Ales, IPAs, Porters, and Amber Ales. The flavor profile of Pale Ale Malt is nuanced yet pivotal to the beer's overall taste. It typically offers a mildly sweet, nutty, and malty flavor, and depending on the specific variety and brewing method, it can also carry hints of bread, biscuit, or even a toasty character. This malt grain serves as a canvas upon which other flavors can build, ensuring a balanced, well-rounded beer.



1 < 5 < 14 EBC
1 < 3 < 6 °L


9.7 < 73.5 < 100.0 %

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