Origin of the Elixir Hop
Developed by the Comptoir Agricole breeding program in Alsace, France.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Elixir
Elixir is a robust and complex hop that offers unique aromas of Cognac, leather, and tobacco. It has complementary aromas of sweet citrus and tropical fruits. Elixir is well suited for darker styles but can also be incorporated into fruit-forward styles or even spicy saisons.
#cognac #leather #tobacco #citrus #tropicalfruit #tangerine #orange #floral #sandalwood
Brewing Values for Elixir
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Elixir 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 Acids (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.
|Beta AcidsThe ratio of alpha to beta acids dictates the degree to which bitterness fades as beer ages. Higher levels of beta acids will result in a slower decline of bittering.||4.5-5.5%5% avg|
|Co-Humulone as % of AlphaLow cohumulone hops impart a smoother bitterness when added to the boil as opposed to higher ones that add a sharper bitterness to the final beer.||25-30%27.5% 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 »||1.8-2.2 mL2mL avg|
Common Beers and Styles using Elixir
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Elixir hop include Farmhouse Ale, Saison, Bière de Gardes, Lager & IPA.
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