Malt of the Month – Red Rye Crystal

It’s that time again where we celebrate one of our speciality malts – and it’s the turn of Red Rye Crystal malt


This one is from our extra special malt and grains range – known for adding a particularly special taste and flavour to beers. When making our speciality malts, our awesome team of roasters uses premium-quality grains and state of the art roasting drums. Over 155 years of experience go into making premium quality malts that make a big difference to the beers you brew.


Red Rye Crystal is known for its deep ruby red colour, and for creating depth of flavour. Let’s find out more about this red, red, red malt…


Taste & flavour

Red Rye Crystal malt adds an interesting sweet bread flavour to many beers, producing a nutty flavour when used at higher volumes. 



Used at around 10%, Red Rye Crystal is best in Rye or Red Beers.



Fans of this speciality malt include Adnams, Sole Bay Brewery Head Brewer, Fergus Fitzgerald.


He said: “I love Red Rye Crystal. At low amounts, it adds subtle bready notes and at higher amounts, we get a great nutty flavour as well as a fantastic warm red colour.”


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!