Bred in England in 1934 from a Canterbury Golding plant and male seedling of Brewer's Gold, Northern Brewer is mainly grown in the United States and Germany. US Northern Brewer contains slightly higher alpha acids and high myrcene oil content resulting in herbal, wood and peppery aroma characteristics; it is suitable for any stage of the brewing process.
Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include evergreen, wood and mint.
Alpha Acid7 - 10%
Beta Acid3.5 - 5.5%
Co-humulone30 - 34%
Total Oil1 - 2 mL/100g
B-Pinene0.4 - 0.7% of total oil
Myrcene35 - 45% of total oil
Linalool0.4 - 0.8% of total oil
Caryophyllene11 - 15% of total oil
Farnesene< 1.0% of total oil
Humulene27 - 31% of total oil
Geraniol0.1 - 0.2% of total oil
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