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Posted August 11, 2013 by Crafted Pours in Blog Posts
 
 

Understanding Beer Flavor – Part II

roasted barley
roasted barley

In Part I of Understanding Beer Flavor we discussed the basic contributors to flavor in beer and talked specifics on hop-derived flavor in IPAs. In Part II we’ll take a look at the flavor contribution of toasted and roasted malts.

Beers With Rich Malt Character and Light Toasted Malt Flavor

Oktoberfests, Bocks, Red Ales, Pale Ales, and German Style Dark Lagers brewed with high portions of Munich, Vienna, and/or Victory malts are typically rich in malt character and have some toasted malt flavors.

Avery The Kaiser (9.5%) | Imperial Oktoberfest brewed with Munich, Vienna, and Dark Munich malts. 

 

Black Market Contraband (5%, 42 IBUs) | California Common beer brewed with Munich and Victory malts. 

 

Block 15 Ridgeback Red (6.3%, 32 IBUs) | Red Ale brewed with Munich and Vienna malts. 

 

Bronx Pale Ale (6.3%, 50 IBUs) | American Pale Ale brewed with Vienna and Victory malts. 

 

Cascade Lakes 20″ Brown (5.3%, 35 IBUs) | American Brown Ale brewed with Vienna and Victory malts. 

 

Firestone Walker Oaktoberfest (5%, 24 IBUs) | German Style Oktoberfest brewed with Munich and Vienna malts. 

 

Heavy Seas Aarghtobergest (6%, 33 IBUs) | Oktoberfest brewed with Munich and Vienna malts. 

 

Ninkasi Believer (6.9%, 60 IBUs) | American Red Ale brewed with Munich malt. 

 

Rahr Bucking Bock Maibock (7.5%, 45 IBUs) | Brewed with Munich and Vienna malts. 

 

Surly Schadenfreude (4.8%, 25 IBUs) | German Style Dunkel which uses Munich and Vienna malts in high portions. 

 

Tallgrass 8-Bit (5.2%, 40 IBUs) | American Pale Ale brewed Munich, Vienna, and Victory malts. 

 

Terrapin Rye Pale Ale (5.5%, 35 IBUs) | American Rye Pale Ale brewed with Munich and Victory malts. 

 
Beers With Strong Roasty Character and Coffee-Like Flavors

Craft beers brewed with a high portion of Roasted Barley will typically have strong roasted character and coffee-like flavors. Black Malt can add sharp roasted flavor to dark beers. The most common styles brewed with these malts are American Stouts, Irish Style Dry Stouts, and Imperial Stouts. Examples of beers (excluding craft beers with added coffee or coffee beans for flavoring) include:

Avery Mephistopheles (16%, 80 IBUs) | Imperial Stout brewed with Roasted Barley and Black Malt. 

 

Black Raven Morrighan’s Stout (4.4%, 36 IBUs) | Irish Style Dry Stout brewed with Roasted Barley and Black Malt. 

 

Boulevard Dry Stout (4.9%, 28 IBUs) | Irish Style Dry Stout. 

 

Deschutes Obsidian Stout (6.4%, 55 IBUs) | American Stout brewed with Roasted Barley and Black Barley.

 

Drake’s Drakonic Imperial Stout (8.8%, 40 IBUs) | Brewed with Roasted Barley and Black Malt. 

 

Epic Brewing 825 State Stout (5.7%) | American Stout brewed with Roasted Barley and Black Malt. 

 

Foothills Brewing Stout (7%, 48 IBUs) | American Stout brewed with Roasted Barley and black malts. 

 

Great Lakes Blackout Stout (9%, 50 IBUs) | Imperial Stout brewed with Roasted Barley and Black Malt. 

 

The Newburgh Conspiracy (11%, 75 IBUs) | Russian Imperial Stout brewed with Roasted Barley, Black Malt, and Kiln Coffee Malt. 

 

Old Schoolhouse Hooligan Stout (7.2%, 50 IBUs) | American Stout brewed with Roasted Barley and Black Malt. 

 

Sun King Ring of Dingle (4.7%, 34 IBUs) | Irish Style Dry Stout. 

 

Surly Darkness (9.8%, 85 IBUs) | Russian Imperial Stout brewed with Roasted Barley and Black Malt.