Hops Aramis is a high alpha variety that contributes floral, spicy, fruity and herbal notes to beer. The first variety from Comptoir Agricole’s breeding program, it is a cross between Strisselspalt and Whitbread Golding.
This dual purpose hop has been received well by American brewers and is a good replacement for more difficult to find hops. Its distinctive New World white wine character makes it suitable for a wide range of brews, including both big punchy Ales and subtle yet bitter Lagers.
Origin and history
Aramis is a relatively new hop from France’s Comptoir Agricole, first released in 2002 as the product of a cross between the French Strisselspalt and UK WGV (Whitbread Golding Variety). This hop boasts a high alpha acid content that makes it the star of any homebrewer’s beer list.
With a surprisingly low amount of bitterness it produces delectable tropical fruit, pine and floral notes that are sure to please any fruit-obsessed beer drinker. This high-yielding, mid-alpha hop can be substituted for your favorite fruity varietal, such as the Wai-iti or Motueka, to add some real oomph to your next brew. The best part is that it can be used as a late boil addition or in the driest of dry hops to create some truly impressive beer.
Characteristics and flavor profile
Bred to mimic the aromatic qualities of its parent Strisselspalt, Aramis has high alpha acids and is expected to contribute floral, spicy, fruity, and herbal notes to beer. These characteristics were rated as perceiving by blind tasters who evaluated a Pale Ale hopped entirely with this hop variety.
This American bred varietal is best utilized as an aroma hop to impart citrus and lemon notes to lagers. It has an alpha acid range of about 3% to 5% and is commonly used in Pilsner, Bock, Kolsh, and other German styles.
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With its pleasantly hoppy aroma similar to other European hops, this Styrian varietal works well in a range of beer styles, especially those with high alcohol content like Belgian Ales and Pale Ales. Alpha acid levels of about 6% to 8% provide a moderate bittering quality, perfect for IPAs and other styles that require a smooth bittering characteristic.
With a complex lineage, this hop is a dual-purpose ingredient. It offers an excellent balance between alpha and beta acids, which allow for a moderate bittering quality that works great in many beer styles.
This New Zealand varietal was developed as a result of cross pollination with Smooth Cone, another New Zealand hop, in 1972. Green Bullet offers a balanced blend of bittering and aromatics to brews, ranging from ESBs to IPAs, while offering a rich aroma of pine and spice.
Pairing of $ prompt with different beer styles
When it comes to pairing beer with food, there are a few guiding principles. These include complementary flavors, similar flavor combinations, and contrasting tastes.
One of the most important things to remember is that a beer and a food pairing should not overpower each other. That’s why many experts recommend tasting both before deciding on what to pair together.
There are many different beer styles out there, each with its own color, taste and mouthfeel. When it comes to pairing craft beers with food, choosing the right one is crucial. This can be done quickly and easily with a few simple guidelines.
Availability and cultivation
Developed in 2002 as a cross between Strisselspalt and Whitbread Golding, Aramis is the first hop to come from Comptoir Agricole’s breeding program. This variety inherited Strisselspalt’s aroma characteristics while also increasing the degree of alpha acids for enhanced bittering potential.
This aromatic hop has a soft spice and floral profile with hints of citrus and herb that lends itself well to pilsner and other light beer styles. It’s also a good choice for early kettle additions and dry hopping. It is also known for its ability to contribute bursting fruit flavors and aromas of melon, guava, apricot and citrus when used in late kettle or dry hopping. It’s a great dual-purpose hop that can be found in a wide range of homebrew stores and online.