Malt of the Month – Premium English Caramalt

Each month we explore a different malt as part of our Malt of the Month series. We discuss the taste, flavour and usage of a whole variety of malts for brewers who want to discover their own variations.

This month, it’s the turn of Premium English Caramalt, the very best of our Cara range.

Used by award-winning brewers across the globe, Premium English Caramalt is known for its sweetness and delectate flavour.

Taste & flavour

Premium English Caramalt can be used to add malty sweetness to light coloured beers without the burnt character often associated with higher colour malts. We are often told that it brings to mind Horlicks or Shreddies. Premium English Caramalt also balances out bitterness and citrus arromas in highly hopped beers.


Excellent for colour adjustment on delicately flavoured lagers and ales, Premium English Caramalt is the ideal malt to be used in IPAs and English Pales.

It can also be used to add depth of flavour in Wheat Beer and Bock, a strong German Lager.


Oskar Blues Brewery is a fan of Simpsons Malt Premium English Caramalt.

Head Brewer Tim Matthews told us, “Premium English Caramalt is one of my favourite malts in the world. Light and clean, but fully capable of balance or intense extremes. It’s unique because it toes the line below caramel and candy flavours, with subtle nutty robustness. The depth of the flavour sinks into your tongue when you chew.”

Try it for yourself

If you’re interested in finding out more or trying it for yourself, then you can get in touch with our order team today!