Due to its unique production process, Simpsons„¢ DRC® can be used to substitute darker roasted malts in Dark Beers where the astringency and bitterness inherent to roast malts is not desired. This means that it can be used at a higher rate in the grist to add complex caramel and dried fruit notes.
Simpsons DRC® will produce a deep brown color with ruddy highlights and add body and foam stability like all caramel malts.
It has a distinctive aroma and flavor that is very complex and imparts a heavy, dark caramel taste with more subtle notes of burnt sugar, raisin, and dark dried fruits such as cherries and plums. It can also deliver some of the softer roasty notes of a chocolate or black malt but without the astringency or bitterness.
If you are purchasing grains for a recipe, we recommend our Build Your Own Beer for ordering your grains. We will mix them for you and you can select all the other ingredients for your beer from the same convenient page, including hops, adjuncts, and yeast.