Developed in Japan in 1984 for Sapporo Breweries, Ltd., Sorachi Ace is a cross between Brewer's Gold, Saaz and Beikei No. 2 male. It is available in limited quantities, however, it remains a popular variety among craft brewers for its unique citrus fruit, herbal and dill aromas.
Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include lemon, lime and dill.
Alpha Acid11.5 - 14.5%
Beta Acid6 - 7.5%
Co-humulone25 - 28%
Total Oil1.5 - 3 mL/100g
B-Pinene0.5 - 0.8% of total oil
Myrcene45 - 55% of total oil
Linalool0.3 - 0.5% of total oil
Caryophyllene7 - 11% of total oil
Farnesene2 - 5% of total oil
Humulene20 - 26% of total oil
Geraniol0.1 - 0.5% of total oil
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