The measure of its aroma and alpha characteristics make it appropriate for any and all kettle stages. Commercially it has been used in New Belgium Hop Kitchen’s French Aramis, a dry, refreshing India Pale Ale.


From the Alsace region in France. The first variety to come from the Comptoir Agricole breeding program. It inherited Strisselspalt’s excellent aromas while providing a more plentiful and stable bittering quality.

Pedigree: The product of a 2002 cross between the French variety Strisselspalt and the English variety WGV (Whitbread Golding Variety)
Aroma: Sweet, spicy notes, with hints of citrus and herbs
Typical beer styles: Pilsner, Lager, Wheat, Saison, India Pale Ale, Belgian Ales, Pale Ale, Porter

Brewing values
Brewing Usage Aroma
Alpha Acid 6.5 - 8.5%
Beta Acid 3.5 - 5.5%
Co-humulone 21 - 28%
Total Oil 1.2 - 1.6 mL/100g

Possible substitutions