The Maris Otter Malt variety from England is highly regarded around the world as the best ale malt for its consistently flavorful character. It lends a deeper golden color and a fuller, slightly nutty character not found in modern pale malt varieties. This low protein and highly modified malt is considered the ideal by expert ale-brewers and is also particularly forgiving for home brewers during mashing. Maris Otter malt is not only suited to English-style ales but other European and American ales and even some lager styles.
Briess GoldPils Vienna malt is a flavorful 2-row specialty base malt with a complex flavor and toasted finish. It contributes a golden color, fuller body and an exceptionally clean finish. GoldPils Vienna malt is less modified than pale ale malt and is less intensely kilned than Munich malt. As a result, it delivers a malty flavor with less sweetness than pale ale malt and less color than Munich malt. It has sufficient enzymatic power to include other specialty malts without extending the brewing cycle. This is the perfect malt for classic styles such as Vienna, Oktoberfest and Marzen beers but is also ideal for bock beer, low gravity beers, dark beers and Belgian-style beers.