Gambrinus Honey Malted Oats Meets Hazy IPA at Steamworks Brewing
Gambrinus Honey Malted Oats are malted oats with an enriched flavor profile and deeper color. Giving brewers the ability to subtly shift the sensory profile of a typical hazy IPA with unique flavor, or to add a layer of nuance to stout and other oat-incorporating beer styles.
We had the chance to speak with Brett Jamieson lead brewer at Steamworks Brewing in Vancouver, BC, Canada to learn more about his experience with Gambrinus Honey Malted Oats.
What are your impressions of the malt?
It’s a subtle way of injecting flavor into an oat heavy mash. In our thermos tests, we noted it landed somewhere between Simpsons Golden Naked Oats® and Caravienne but with more fruit character than either. Like a sweet, grain forward breakfast cereal topped with freeze dried berries.
What beer did you brew with the malt?
We used it to brew a hazy IPA, but I could see it being useful in anything from a pale ale to a robust porter.
How’d the final beer turn out?
The Honey Malted Oats contributed a nice balanced sweetness with a more berry fruit driven character than if it had been regular malted or flaked oats. It drops mash pH a bit more than regular oats, but nothing too drastic. We normally add a touch of phosphoric acid to get us in range but didn’t have to with this malt in the grist. I’m looking forward to getting it again! We have a brand we brew semi-regularly that we’ll be slotting it into.