Pale Ale Simpsons Golden Promise - Malt Type: Base Grain Origin: United Kingdom Wort Color: 1.9 - 2.4 °Lovibond (4-6 EBC) Moisture: 3.5% max. Usage: 100% max. Simpsons Finest Pale Ale Golden Promise™ pale malt, made from the eponymous spring barley variety, is a UK classic. Historically the Scottish analog to English Maris Otter malts, Golden Promise™ is well used in any English or Scottish style ale. The sweet, robust malt flavor of Golden Promise™ has also made it a choice base malt for American IPAs, lagers, and several famous whiskeys.