Australian Vic Secret™
A whirlpool and dry-hop specialist with clean passionfruit and pineapple overtones.
Breeding/Development: Developed from a seedling bred in Victoria, Australia in 2000 and known initially as Cultivar #00-207-013, Vic Secret™ shares parentage with Topaz. It was released for commercial production in 2013.
Brewing Application: Used mostly for aroma, specifically as a whirlpool and dry hop. In trials, late kettle additions were found to emphasize earthy aspects with little fruit, while whirlpool and dry hop additions will maximize impact of its high myrcene fraction.
Sensory: Clean and bright tropical character (passionfruit, pineapple) with supporting notes of fresh herbs and pine needles. Similar to Galaxy but lighter and less dominating.
Maturity: Middle to late
Yield: 2050-2950 lbs/acre