Purchase Aurum Hops
Aurum hops are available to be purchased from multiple suppliers. We've conveniently linked to the most popular hop suppliers as well as Amazon.com. Every supplier may have different prices, harvest years and amounts available for purchase.
Origin and Geneology of the Aurum Hop
Sometimes referred to as Tettnanger Aurum. This hop is bred from a mother Tettnanger landrace and a father with the Hull breeding line of 91/36/04.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Aurum Hops
Aurum is an aroma hop that is typically used in only late boil additions, including dry hopping.
Aurum hops combine hoppy nuances with a fruity taste. They are suitable for classic German beers with spicy, fruity and floral aromas. It has exceptionally fine and delicate classic hop aromas with spicy-herbal notes and - depending on the timing of its addition - fresh citrus aromas.
Brewing Values for Aurum Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Aurum hops over the years. Each year's crop can yield hops that have slightly different qualities, so these number ranges are based on history.
|Alpha Acid % (AA)|
Alpha acids are the main source of bitterness in beer. Longer boil times will result in isomerization of more alpha acids leading to increased bitterness. Learn more »
|Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.||3.1%3.1% avg|
|Alpha-Beta RatioThe ratio of alpha to beta acids dictates the degree to which bitterness fades during aging. 1:1 ratios are common in aroma varieties.||INF:1 - 2:1INF:1 avg|
|Co-Humulone as % of AlphaLow cohumulone hops may impart a smoother bitterness when added to the boil as opposed to higher ones that add a sharper bitterness to the final beer. Learn more »||20-23%21.5% avg|
|Total Oils (mL/100g)These highly volatile, not very soluble oils are easily boiled off, but add flavor and aroma to the finished beer when added very late in the boil or during fermentation. Learn more »||0.5-1.7 mL1.1mL avg|
Beer Styles using Aurum Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Aurum hop include Pilsner.
Aurum Hop Substitutions
If the Aurum hop is hard to find or if you are simply out of it on brew day, you can try to substitute it with a similar hop. The old way of choosing replacement hops was done by experience and "feel". There is nothing wrong with that way. However, we wanted to build a data-driven tool to find your Aurum substitutions.
There are no manually picked substitutions for this hop. You can instead use our tool that uses data to find similar hops.
Is Aurum available in lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Aurum hop. Neither Yakima Chief Hops (Cryo/LupuLN2), Haas (Lupomax) or Hopsteiner have created versions of this hop in lupulin powder form yet. Too bad too - it is pure hop lupulin powder, which leads to huge, concentrated flavor when used in the whirlpool or dry hop additions.
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