I've went through several bags of the Gambrinus Pale and their ESB malt. The Pale works great as a base for many styles, pale ales, IPA's, porters, etc. The ESB is excellent as 100% of the grist for bitters, ESB's (surprise), and with some darker roasted malt in a mild recipe. I've never experienced any problems with haze using this malt. Perhaps the particular lot you snagged had higher than normal protein content.