|Cultivar/Brand ID:||GS 26|
Purchase Mistral Hops
Mistral 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 of Mistral Hops
Developed by the Comptoir Agricole breeding program in Alsace, France. Released to the US in 2019.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Mistral Hops
Mistral is a dual-purpose hop that can be used in all hop additions throughout the brewing process.
When it is used in the kettle, the bitterness of the Mistral hop is very clean and sweet and not harsh. It is completely unique with a character that would be impossible to replicate without blending multiple varieties. It has a melon and citrus-like character and also can have a Muscat grape or wine-like character and even a hint of pear. Ideal for late additions and dry hopping.
Tags: #citrus #floral #melon #grape #wine #pear #passionfruit #kumquat #mango
Brewing Values for Mistral Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Mistral 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.
|Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.||3.1-3.8%3.5% 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.||2:1 - 3:12:1 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.||29-39%34% 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 »||1.5 mL1.5mL avg|
Beer Styles using Mistral Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Mistral hop include IPA, Saison, Pale Ale, Belgian Ale & Pilsner.
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