Craft Beer Hop Profile – Fuggles Hops

Craft Beer Hop Profile – Fuggles Hops

 

Craft Beer Hop Profile – Fuggles Hops

Craft Beer Hop Profile - Fuggles HopsThe Fuggles hop is used in brewing primarily for its aroma characteristics. Going way back in time the Fuggles Hop was first selected as a chance seedling by Richard Fuggle in 1861 in Kent, UK.. Since first being selected and cultivated the Fuggles Hop has become a staple for brewers in creating English-Style Ales. A woodsy and herbal aroma is easily identified and has become an identifier for such ales. Today the Fuggles hops grown in the USA differ slightly its UK cousin with a lower level of its characteristic, woodsy aroma.

The Fuggles Hop contains Alpha acid levels typically in the 3.5 – 5.0% levels. While the Fuggles Hop was used in seemingly every beer brewed 100 years ago it is not as common today. The decrease in its use comes from the low-yield properties of the plant making it a less efficient than similarly flavoured alternatives.

Have you tasted or brewed with Fuggles hops? Tell us about your impressions in the comments below!

Hop Specs:

Vintage: 2014
Harvest Date: 2014
Alpha Acid: 4.3%

BC Brewed Beers:

Steamworks Blitzen Belgian Tripel
Spinnaker’s Jolly Hopper IPA

 

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