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Nelson Sauvin Hop

Nelson Sauvin Hop

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Nelson Sauvin is a "aroma" purpose hop typically cultivated in NZ

Origin of the Nelson Sauvin Hop

A triploid variety developed at Hort Research, Riwaka Research Centre from a Smoothcone and NZ male cross; first released in 2000

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Nelson Sauvin

Specific aroma descriptors include distinctive white wine characters; fruitiness with fresh crushed gooseberry and grape infused flavors

Brewing Values for Nelson Sauvin

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Nelson Sauvin 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.
11.3% avg
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.6.0-8.0%
7% 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.20-25%
22.5% 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.0.9-1.2 mL
1.1mL avg

Common Beer Styles using Nelson Sauvin

These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the Nelson Sauvin hop:

  • American Ale
  • Lager

Nelson Sauvin Hop Substitutions

If Nelson Sauvin is hard to find or if you are out of it on brew day, you can try one of these other hops for a similar outcome:

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