Hops with Clove Flavor
Clove flavors in beer are often desirable in certain traditional European beer styles that embrace complex and spicy characteristics. These styles include Belgian Witbier, German Hefeweizen, and Belgian Dubbel, among others. The clove flavor, which is typically derived from specific yeast strains rather than hops, adds a distinctive spicy and warm note that complements the fruity esters and other phenolic compounds present in these beers. By carefully balancing the clove flavors with the right hops, malt, and fermentation techniques, brewers can create an intriguing and harmonious sensory experience that makes these beer styles particularly enjoyable and memorable for beer enthusiasts.
- Super High
Topaz hops, a product of Australian breeding, were originally selected as a high alpha-acid hop for the production of extract. The hop was bred from an existing Australian high alpha acid variety crossed with pollen from a Wye college male. It was created by the Hop Products Australia (HPA) breeding program in 1985 and commercialized in 1997. However, it did …
- Dual Purpose
- United States
Triple Pearl hops, a relatively new variety to the brewing scene, were developed by crossing the popular Perle hop with a unique, proprietary hop variety. Born in the United States, this versatile hop owes its roots to the USDA-ARS Hop Breeding and Genetics Program and was first released publicly in 2013. While Triple Pearl hops share similarities with their parent …