Brewers Gold Hops

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Brewers Gold is a complex bittering hop that is noted to have a sharp or pungent bittering quality. It also imparts a fruity yet spicy aroma as well as having a black currant characteristic. It is on the low end of the bittering hop scale at 8 to 10% AAU typically. Brewers Gold can be used in a wide range of styles from English Ales to German Lagers and adds a decidely 'European' element to the beer. These make a good partner to noble varieties such as Tettnang and Hallertauer.


  • Typical Use : Bittering
  • Alpha Acid : 5 to 10% AAU (variable)
  • Origination : UK, Germany
  • Commercial Examples : Pete's Wicked Ale
  • Characteristics : Pungent bittering with spicy aromas
  • Styles : English Ale, German Lager
  • Similar Hops : Bullion, Chinook, Galena.

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