I brew with a lot of Belgian Pale Malt instead of US 2-row. We do club grain buys and while it still costs a little more I think the malt quality is better than the US malts available through North Country. I use it in IPA's, pale ales, porters. I've never tried a German Pale Malt. I did buy some Golden Promise from Fawcett once but I had some strange efficiency issues with it that I never really solved.