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German Northern Brewer

Versatile and mild with a distinct hoppy flavor, German Northern Brewer is a true dual purpose hop.

Alpha Acid Range %
6.0-10.0
Beta Acid Range %
3.0-5.0
Co-Humulone as % of Alpha
27-32
Total Oil mL/100 g
1.6-2.1

SKU: HGNB0044

Breeding/Development: Germany. An offspring of Brewer’s Gold with some ancestry from an American wild hop, this English-bred high alpha variety later found favor and acreage all over the world. In Germany it’s known primarily as a bittering hop.

Brewing Application: Dual purpose. German-grown Northern Brewer has a more “noble” and less pungent profile than when grown elsewhere, which makes it suited to a variety of traditional European styles where a strong or “American” hop signature may not be appropriate – German lagers, Belgian and Trappist ales, farmhouse-style beers.

Sensory: Predominantly spicy with an undercurrent of woods and wild fruit, suggestive of its Brewer’s Gold parentage. Overall balanced with lasting flavor that reads as simply “hoppy” – not as outright woodsy and bright as US-grown Northern Brewer.

Maturity: early

Yield: 1600 kg/ha

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