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What is the difference between Golden Pils Vienna malt and regular Vienna malt?

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Re: Difference between Golden Pils Vienna malt and regular Vienna malt?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2022, 10:15:43 am »
Goldpils Vienna is a Briess Malting product. There are differences in Vienna malts, depending on the barley variety and process used by different maltsters.
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Re: Difference between Golden Pils Vienna malt and regular Vienna malt?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2022, 07:24:54 am »
Yes, Golden Pils Vienna is a Briess product.

Is Golden Pils Vienna different than regular Vienna malt?

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Re: Difference between Golden Pils Vienna malt and regular Vienna malt?
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2022, 07:33:57 am »
As I said in my first response, "There are differences in Vienna malts, depending on the barley variety and process used by different maltsters."


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Re: Difference between Golden Pils Vienna malt and regular Vienna malt?
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2022, 09:42:20 am »
It is simply Briess’ registered trade name for a particular Vienna Malt it offers.  The Briess site has its specs, including 3.5 degree Lovibond, diastatic power at 80, etc…

https://www.brewingwithbriess.com/blog/malt-of-the-month-goldpils-vienna/

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Re: Difference between Golden Pils Vienna malt and regular Vienna malt?
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2022, 03:51:59 pm »
Let me ask the more specific question then. Does anyone have experience with Goldpils Vienna, and how does the flavor compare to continental Vienna malts like Weyermann, Avangard, Swaen, etc.? Is it passably close, good, no good?
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Re: Difference between Golden Pils Vienna malt and regular Vienna malt?
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2022, 10:01:36 am »
Let me ask the more specific question then. Does anyone have experience with Goldpils Vienna, and how does the flavor compare to continental Vienna malts like Weyermann, Avangard, Swaen, etc.? Is it passably close, good, no good?

In addition is the Briess malt a mix of Vienna and another malt? Wondering from the "Goldpils" in the name.

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Re: Difference between Golden Pils Vienna malt and regular Vienna malt?
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2022, 10:13:48 am »
You can look at the product spec sheet here.
https://www.brewingwithbriess.com/products/
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Re: Difference between Golden Pils Vienna malt and regular Vienna malt?
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2022, 10:49:23 am »
Let me ask the more specific question then. Does anyone have experience with Goldpils Vienna, and how does the flavor compare to continental Vienna malts like Weyermann, Avangard, Swaen, etc.? Is it passably close, good, no good?

no personal experience, I looked at the specs, and they look good. I wouldnt hesitate to try it, and I would bet good money your beer isnt going to taste bad because you used it instead of a continental malt. Its nice to see domestic maltsters trying to get us alternatives to continental malt

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Re: Difference between Golden Pils Vienna malt and regular Vienna malt?
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2022, 11:24:53 am »
Let me ask the more specific question then. Does anyone have experience with Goldpils Vienna, and how does the flavor compare to continental Vienna malts like Weyermann, Avangard, Swaen, etc.? Is it passably close, good, no good?

no personal experience, I looked at the specs, and they look good. I wouldnt hesitate to try it, and I would bet good money your beer isnt going to taste bad because you used it instead of a continental malt. Its nice to see domestic maltsters trying to get us alternatives to continental malt
I know it's personal bias, but going way back I've found a few of Briess's malts to be rather bland, and I've hesitated to go back to them. It seems that they've put some effort in developing new products in recent years, but I haven't heard a lot of feedback on them.
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Re: Difference between Golden Pils Vienna malt and regular Vienna malt?
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2022, 09:30:29 am »
Let me ask the more specific question then. Does anyone have experience with Goldpils Vienna, and how does the flavor compare to continental Vienna malts like Weyermann, Avangard, Swaen, etc.? Is it passably close, good, no good?

no personal experience, I looked at the specs, and they look good. I wouldnt hesitate to try it, and I would bet good money your beer isnt going to taste bad because you used it instead of a continental malt. Its nice to see domestic maltsters trying to get us alternatives to continental malt
I know it's personal bias, but going way back I've found a few of Briess's malts to be rather bland, and I've hesitated to go back to them. It seems that they've put some effort in developing new products in recent years, but I haven't heard a lot of feedback on them.

Briess is definitely Macro and Ive had similar experiences with their pale and pils malt. Their caramel malts are nice; kinda like a subdued version of english equivalents. Maybe this Vienna is their attempt to capture some of the artisanal malt market.