A true dual purpose hop. Bred in England and later grown in Belgium, Spain, Germany and the US.
Development: One of the original high alpha hops bred in England; a cross between an American wild hop and English male.
Usage: Dual purpose
Aroma: Medium intensity, hoppy tang
Alpha Acids: 7 — 10%
Beta Acids: 3.5 — 5%
Co-Humulone: 27 — 33% of alpha acids
Total Oil: 1.6 — 2.1 mls/100g
Substitutions: Columbus, Chinook, Galena, Magnum, US Northern Brewer, German Brewer’s Gold
Typical Beer Styles: ESB, Bitter, English Pale Ale, Porter, Lager
|Hops Format||Pellet Hops|
|Country of Origin||German/Czech/Continental|
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Highly recommended if you like a hoppy flavor!
The German Northern Brewer hops taste better than the domestic. They have a pleasant earthy flavor and add a nice aroma.
I use this type a lot in my wheat beers. It makes a great bittering hop as it as a nice clean flavor to it.
This fall I made several English ales that used the northern brewer hops. It's well suited for the style being earthy/foresty rather than citrusy. I prefer the later but for this style the hop goes well.
Northern brewer hops also have a nice taste. They have a smoother bitterness than some hops coupled with better taste. Kind of an earthy or woody flavor.