Purchase Vienna Gold Hops
This hop was discontinued, and it is not available for purchase.
Origin and Geneology of the Vienna Gold Hop
Some suggest the Vienna Gold hop is the same as Cluster.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Vienna Gold Hops
Vienna Gold is a dual-purpose hop that can be used in all hop additions throughout the brewing process.
Vienna Gold is a hop variety that was grown widely in Australia several decades ago. However, due to the arrival of higher alpha varieties like Pride of Ringwood, it became less fashionable and was eventually discontinued. Vienna Gold is a highly vigorous growing variety that produces high yields of flowers and is easy to grow. This hop is not available commercially and is now only grown by homebrewers. It has a flavor similar to a German noble hop.
Brewing Values for Vienna Gold Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Vienna Gold 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 »
|Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.||Unknown|
|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 »||Unknown|
|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 »||Unknown|
Vienna Gold Hop Substitutions
If the Vienna Gold 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 Vienna Gold substitutions.
Experienced brewers have chosen the following hop varieties as substitutions of Vienna Gold:
Is Vienna Gold available in lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Vienna Gold hop. Neither Yakima Chief Hops (Cryo/LupuLN2), Haas (Lupomax) or Hopsteiner have created versions of this hop variety 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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