« on: July 18, 2010, 06:01:18 AM »
I'm on the end of my third Golden Promise and think it's great. All I'll use if it's available. My Bitters and Brown ales have rocked.
The LHBS claimed it is the same as Maris Otter. I'm skeptical.
You should be skeptical. Both are British barley cultivars that are malted and kilned to British Pale ale standards. Then it can get a little different. Maris Otter is usually described as bready, slightly nutty. Color can be up to 3.5 to 4.5 L range for Crisp MO. Golden Promise has a clean flavor with some residual sweetness, and has a color of 1.7-2 L for the Simpsons.