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A Dual Purpose hop

Nelson Sauvin

New Zealand
Nelson Sauvin

aroma profile: Fruity

Developed by the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research hop breeding program and released in 2000, Nelson Sauvin is a triploid variety bred from the New Zealand Smoothcone and a selected New Zealand male. It is known for being one of the most unique hop varieties, displaying strong fruit and white wine aroma characteristics.

Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include distinctive "New World" white wine characters; fruitiness with fresh crushed gooseberry and grape infused flavors.

Brewing Values


Alpha Acid


Beta Acid


Total Oil

1.1-1.1 mL/100g
  • Alpha Acid
    12 - 13%
  • Beta Acid
    6 - 8%
  • Co-humulone
    23 - 25%
  • Total Oil
    1.1 - 1.1 mL/100g
  • Myrcene
    22 - 23% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene
    10.7 - 10.7% of total oil
  • Farnesene
    < 1.0% of total oil
  • Humulene
    36.4 - 36.4% of total oil
  • Geraniol
    0 - 0% of total oil

6 Brewer Reviews

My favorite hop by far, lots of earthy qualities but with a great aroma of white wine and passion fruit!

Colin | Mar 6th, 2016

I've used this hop by itself in a summer wheat and also in a Wheat IPA with Mosaic. Great flavor and aroma, very unlike other hops.

Justin Frank | Apr 12th, 2016

Burnt Rubber and Diesel all day!

mike | Jun 23rd, 2016

Great hop! Pair it with Columbus and Citra for a fantastic IPA!

max blakely | Jul 7th, 2016

Super nar nar. Ultra sick for brewskis

Lochlan | Aug 10th, 2016

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