Golden promise is a classic UK malt, heavily used around the Scottish region and it’s said to be essential for an authentic Scottish pale ale. It is very similar to Maris Otter, giving a slightly sweeter and nuttier taste than regular pale ale malts. I can’t say I can feel a difference between Golden promise and Maris Otter, but I surely have seen differences to a german pale ale malt. These UK malts have what’s called a biscuity quality, it’s subtle, but it’s there.
This recipe is a simple and easy drinkable pale ale based on Golden Promise malt, with English hops and an English yeast character that is not overpowering.
English-Style Pale Ale
- Volume 25 l
- OG 1.046
- FG 1.013
- IBU 35
- ABV 4.33 %
4.5 kgGolden PromiseUnited Kingdom Simpsons
0.5 kgCarapilsGermany Weyermann
25 gFuggle | Boil 15minUnited Kingdom
25 gFuggle | Boil 5minUnited Kingdom
25 gTarget | First Wort 60minUnited Kingdom
1 pkgWLP013 London Ale YeastWhite Labs
Golden colour, very light haze and moderate carbonation, nice persistent head.
Floral, a little malty sweetness and biscuit character.
Floral and earthy hoppiness that compliments a slightly sweet nutty malt base. Noticeable fruity esters.
Medium-bodied with a round bitterness at the end.
An easy drinking beer with a simple base and nothing crazy going on. With such a simple profile the fruity esters from the yeast are slightly out of balance, but nonetheless it’s still a good every day beer.