Pilsner malt, the basis of pale lager, is quite pale and strongly flavored. Invented in the 1840s, Pilsner malt is the lightest-colored generally available malt, and also carries a strong, sweet malt flavor. Usually a pale lager’s grain bill consists entirely of this malt, which has enough enzymatic power to be used as a base malt. The commercial desirability of light-colored beers has also led to some British brewers adopting Pilsner malt (sometimes described simply as “lager malt” in Britain) in creating golden ales. In Germany, Pilsner malt is also used in some interpretations of the K?lsch style.
Our house pilsner malt is Gladfield Pilsner.