An offspring of Brewers 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. 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.
Aroma: Predominantly spicy with an undercurrent of woods and wild fruit, suggestive of its Brewers Gold parentage. Overall balanced with lasting flavor that reads as simply hoppy – not as outright woodsy and bright as US-grown Northern Brewer.
Alpha Acid: 6-10%