A Bittering hop

Brewers Gold

United States

United States
Brewers Gold

aroma profile: Spicy, Fruity

Bred at Wye College in 1919, Brewer’s Gold is an ancestor to many major high alpha hops including Sterling, Galena, Horizon, Centennial and Nugget. It is an English variety, however American-grown Brewer’s Gold contains higher levels of alpha acids than its English counterpart.

Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include blackcurrant and spicy.

Brewing Values

Acid/Oil
Range
Low
High

Alpha Acid

0
20
8-11%

Beta Acid

0
15
4-6.5%

Total Oil

0
4
1.5-3 mL/100g
  • Alpha Acid
    8 - 11%
  • Beta Acid
    4 - 6.5%
  • Co-humulone
    40 - 48%
  • Total Oil
    1.5 - 3 mL/100g
  • B-Pinene
    0.6 - 0.9% of total oil
  • Myrcene
    45 - 60% of total oil
  • Linalool
    0.5 - 0.8% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene
    8 - 12% of total oil
  • Farnesene
    < 1.0% of total oil
  • Humulene
    12 - 18% of total oil
  • Geraniol
    1 - 1% of total oil

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