Golden Ale Malt - Viking Malt

Golden Ale Malt - Viking Malt

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3.9-5.8 °L - Viking Malt - Viking Golden Ale Malt is a unique malt that contributes malty, cookie, sweet, nutty flavors to any beer where you want a more complex malt base. The name arrives from the fact that it gives beer a wonderful golden hue when used 50/50 in conjunction with pils or pale base malt.  This malt is highly modified making it very easy to convert.  

Viking has done research that when Golden Ale malt is combined 50/50 with Viking Pils the resulting flavor graph is nearly identical to Maris Otter malt.  

In 2016 Viking Malt and Danish Malting Group joined forces to better serve their customers. Now the new Viking Malt is the leading malting company in Northern Europe and supply raw materials and services to the global brewing, distilling and food industries. Viking Malt has 6 malthouses in areas where our distinctive Nordic barley is sourced: in Halmstad, Sweden; Vordingborg, Denmark; Lahti, Finland; Panevezys, Lithuania and in Sierpc and Strzegom, Poland. The annual malting capacity is close to 600 kilotons.

Malt Specification:

Moisture % - max. 5.0
Extract fine % dm - min. 80.0
Color °L - 3.9-5.8
Protein % dm - max. 11.5
Free amino nitrogen mg/l - min. 130
Kolbach index % - min. 43
Friability % - min. 85
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Love it in an ESB
Russ P on Sep 30, 2022
Trying New Recipe
Daniel H on Jun 3, 2021
Love it in an ESB
Russ P on Sep 30, 2022
Quality item
Patrick S on May 25, 2022
Trying New Recipe
Daniel H on Jun 3, 2021
Combine with Pilsner malt for a base in most of my beers.
Tim B on May 11, 2021
need it
BatRastard on Apr 22, 2021
Using it with Pilsner Malt as a base for my ales and darker lagers.
Tim B on Apr 15, 2021
Compare to Marris Otter
David M on Feb 9, 2021
Michael D on Oct 15, 2020
need maris otter malt sub
Mister T on Sep 23, 2020
Experimenting, combining this with Viking Pilsner for Maris Otter alternative
Lloyd Martin on Aug 4, 2020
Seemed to go well with the Pilsner malt
Lee B on Jul 28, 2020
Stocking my supply
Valued C on Jul 24, 2020
Makes a delicious ESB! I mixed 5 lbs with 5 lbs Golden Promise, 1 lb Victory, a handful of Simpson’s DRC. Yum!
Russ P on Jul 20, 2020
Jamie S on May 5, 2020
add to base malt for ales
Tim B on Apr 25, 2020
Sean D on Feb 29, 2020
Great price
Kuumba Smith on Feb 29, 2020
thinking UK golden ale might benefit from this
Russ P on Aug 30, 2019
Adam M on Aug 28, 2019
Brewed a fantadtic Golden Ale with this malt, session strength summer beer.
Kent Pelletier on Apr 20, 2019
Quality item
Patrick S on May 25, 2022
Combine with Pilsner malt for a base in most of my beers.
Tim B on May 11, 2021
What is the diastatic power of this malt?
fletcher little on Mar 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Message from Viking Mal:

We don’t test diastatic power on Golden Ale, because it isn’t part of the general specification for that quality.
Our brewmaster told me that on average Golden Ale has some activity and the diastatic power is about 20 intner -> ~54 WK.

With Regards

Teemu Leikas

Sales Coordinator

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Rated 5 out of 5
Nice malt
I add 10-20% Vienna or Munich to most of my beers, and and the SRM made me think this would be a combination of those two. I think that's about right, and I like it a lot.

Slightly sweet and grainy. Gave the malt flavor depth. I have gone as high as 40% in a Saison and liked the result.

May 8, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent for Dark Mild
I wish I could order this buy the 10 lb bag. This is quickly becoming a base malt (usually mixed 50% with pilsner) for my British beers! The sweet nutty flavor is really incredible in session beers.
July 27, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very good mixed with pilsner
June 4, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great base malt and an excellent substitute for Maris Otter in my ESB.
May 7, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent for English Bitter
I used this in an English Bitter recipe as 50% of the grist. It provided a rich, butter toffee, sweet cereal flavor that fills the glass with aroma and big flavor. Even though the beer came out around 3.4%ABV and was fermented with a clean American Ale yeast (US-05), it has a surprisingly solid body and satisfying richness of flavor. I will try using this in my Dark Mild recipe next, and pair it with a true English yeast strain to accentuate the sweet, toffee-like richness of this malt.
August 3, 2019
over 5 years ago