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1. Grain, usually barley, that has been allowed to sprout, used chiefly in brewing and distilling.
2. An alcoholic beverage, such as beer or ale, brewed from malt.
v. malt·ed, malt·ing, malts
1. To process (grain) into malt.
2. To treat or mix with malt or a malt extract.
To become malt.

[Middle English, from Old English mealt; see mel- in Indo-European roots.]

malt′y adj.
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adj, maltier or maltiest
1. (Cookery) of, like, or containing malt
2. (Brewing) of, like, or containing malt
ˈmaltiness n
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Thenceforth for some weeks backward and forward rush mysterious men with no names, who fly about all those particular parts of the country on which Doodle is at present throwing himself in an auriferous and malty shower, but who are merely persons of a restless disposition and never do anything anywhere.
A cup of malty goodness to send you off to the land of nod.
Malty caramel tones are present in the aroma, together with some aromatic hop aromas.
Trimethylamine (a fishy odor), 2-methylpropanal (a malty, dark chocolate odor), 3-methylbutanal (a malty, dark chocolate odor), acetic acid (a sour odor), propanoic acid (a cheesy odor), 2-methylpropanoic acid (a cheesy odor), butanoic acid (a cheesy odor), 3-methylbutanoic acid (cheesy, sweaty odors) and methional (a cooked potato odor) had the highest odor activity values--greater than 100.
Fat Tire is an especially good template for collaboration--a malty blank slate, soft and balanced, a little coppery and malty.
Triple-distilled and pot stilled - a blend of malted and unmalted barley - and a heavier style, try Jameson Irish Whiskey (PS19.95, 70cl, over ice with a splash of water to open up the malty nose and fruity sweetness with apple and spice avours that also work really well with ginger ale and a wedge of lime.
The chocolate was surprisingly creamy and smooth, and it took time for the salty, malty taste to come through - but the two combined for a sweet and savoury joyride.
Lemon Drizzle - Waen brewery, .mid Wales A complete contrast to the dark ales on offer elsewhere - floral and lemon blossomy aroma, then a lightly malty lemon taste.
GATESHEAD'S CAT Three |team produced a superb performance to beat Malty Academy 2-1 in the National Cup.
Here's a categorization of common beer styles with regard to food compatibility: light, crisp beers (pilsener-style lagers, wheat beers); malty medium-intensity beers (amber ales and stronger lagers); highly hop-accented beers (IPAs) and dark, rich, malty or stronger flavored beers (stouts, porters, abbey style ales).
With a substantial malty body delivering 6.7% alcohol, this copper-coloured lager has a sustaining almost syrupy sweetness that will protect you against the most biting wind.