Lactose is a disaccharide sugar derived from galactose and glucose. It is a non-fermentable sugar also known as Milk Sugar. Lactose adds a residual sweetness to the finished beer.
It is traditionally used when making Sweet Stouts or as they are more commonly known, Milk or Cream Stouts.
Lactose can also be used as a natural sweetener in other beverages such as wine and cider.
*** Not suitable for those with a Lactose Intolerance ***