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Bouclier Hop France Hop

Bouclier Hop

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Country:France (FR)
International Code:BCL
Cultivar/Brand ID:P 08-6
Ownership:™ Hops France

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Purchase Bouclier Hops

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Origin and Geneology of the Bouclier Hop

Developed in 2005 as a cross between Strisselspalt and a UK male, Bouclier is the most recent release from the French varietal research program. Its UK lineage includes Wye Challenger, Early Bird Golding and Northern Brewer.

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Bouclier Hops

Bouclier is an aroma hop that is typically used in only late boil additions, including dry hopping.

Bouclier’ s combination of French and English aromas allows it to bring a French touch to English-style beers. It has aroma descriptors that include herbal, grass and spicy. Sometime referred to as "Shield".

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Brewing Values for Bouclier Hops

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Bouclier 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 »
6.2% avg
Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.2.4-3.3%
2.9% 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.1:1 - 4:1
2:1 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 »42-47%
44.5% 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 »1.1-1.6 mL
1.4mL avg
Total Oil Breakdown:
›  MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene) 37-39%
38% avg
›  HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene) 33-35%
34% avg
›  CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene) 3-4%
3.5% avg.
›  FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene) Unknown
›  All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene 22-27%

Beer Styles using Bouclier Hops

Some popular beer styles that make use of the Bouclier hop include Saison, Lager, Pilsner, Stout & Blonde.

Bouclier Hop Substitutions

If the Bouclier 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 Bouclier substitutions.

There are no manually picked substitutions for this hop. You can instead use our tool that uses data to find similar hops.

Is Bouclier available in lupulin powder?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Bouclier 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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