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D.Sc. (Tech), Annika Wilhelmson has started as VP, New Business Development and as a Member of the Group Management and Strategic Management Teams in Viking Malt Group on the 15th of May, 2017. Annika reports to the Viking Malt Group Managing Director, Antti Orkola. Annika is joining Viking Malt from VTT Technical Research Centre (www.vtt.fi), where … Read moreRead more
Viking Malt Vienna Malt has been one of my favorite malts for years. In Malmgård Brewery, we use it as the base malt for most of our ales, either as itself or mixed with Pilsner Malt. It works especially well in our single-temperature mashing setup. Compared to Pilsner Malt it gives a bit more complexity to the malt base and depth to the colour. For me, it’s always important to have delicate malt nuances and complexity in the beer flavour. That keeps the flavour interesting throughout the whole pint, not just the first one or two sips. We achieve this best with Vienna Malt. However, it’s important to keep in mind that in addition to raw materials, the brewing equipment also significantly affect the character of the product. In our case the trick is to balance the malt flavours with the strong caramelisation from our brewing kettle. So you can’t just copy someone else’s recipe, you have to experiment yourself to find out which raw materials work best in your own brewery. For me, that’s what the art of brewing is all about.
Malmgårdin Panimo Oy / Malmgård Brewery Ltd.
From Malmgård’s selection of beers, the best one to show the character of Vienna Malt is Columbus Pale Ale. Its recipe is based on the idea to use only Columbus hops and to keep the malt profile very straightforward. We wanted to show that it only takes a few carefully selected ingredients to brew great beer. The first version included only Malmgård’s spring water, 100 % Vienna Malt, Columbus hops and ale yeast. We then decided to add a small amount of Crystal 100 to get some extra depth to the colour. The result is a well-balanced copper-coloured ale with distinctively fruity aroma from the Columbus hops. The Vienna malt gives it a crispy, malty and slighty nutty backbone, to balance the hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Malmgård Columbus Pale Ale can be found in many supermarkets, pubs and restaurants around Finland. Cheers!
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