|Country:||New Zealand (NZ)|
Origin of the Motueka Hop
Released in 1998 from Hort Research, bred from a cross between Saaz and a NZ breeding selection. Initially called Belgian Saaz, now abbreviated to 'B' Saaz
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Motueka
Specific aroma descriptors include distinctive fresh crushed citrus, mojito lime character, lively lemon and lime tones with background hints of tropical fruit.
#citrus #mojito #lime #lemon #tropical
Brewing Values for Motueka
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Motueka 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.||5.0-5.5%5.3% 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.||28-30%29% 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 »||0.8-1.0 mL0.9mL avg|
Common Hop Pairings with Motueka
Some hops just taste better together. We agree, so we recently analyzed hundreds of the most popular beers to find which hops are commonly paired together. We found that Citra, Galaxy, El Dorado, Wai-iti, Nelson Sauvin & Vic Secret hops are commonly used alongside the Motueka hop, although many others have also been seen with it.
Here is the relative frequency of the top 6 hops that are used with Motueka:
Common Beers and Styles using Motueka
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Motueka hop include European Lager, Belgian and English Ale & Pilsner.
Motueka Hop Substitutions
If any version of the Motueka hop is hard to find or if you are simply out of it on brew day, you can try to use one of these other hops as a substitution for a similar outcome:
Is Motueka Available in Cryo/Lupulin Powder Form?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Motueka hop. Neither Yakima Chief Hops (Cryo/LupuLN2) nor Haas (Lupomax) have created versions of this hop in lupulin powder form yet. This new type of hop product is pure concentrated lupulin powder, which leads to more flavor when used in the whirlpool or dry hop additions.
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