Mandarina Bavaria is a hop variety that burst onto the scene in 2012 from the Hop Research Center in Hull Germany (along with sister varietals Hull Melon, Polaris and Hallertau Blanc).
Mandarina Bavaria is an aroma variety that contributes tangerine and citrus notes to beer. It is gaining popularity for American IPAs and as a dry hopping hop.
Origin and History
Mandarina Bavaria originated in Hull, Germany at the Hop Research Center and was released to the beer community in 2012. A daughter of Cascade (US), Hallertau Blanc and Hull Melon males (94/045/001 x wild PM).
In early additions, Mandarina Bavaria imparts a sweet and fruity character with notes of mandarin, grapefruit, tangerine, lime and pineapple. Its aroma and flavor are well suited for dry hopping and late boil additions.
The demand for more assertive and exotic aroma/flavor hops is increasing as more and more brewers are pushing their beer styles towards heavily hopped beers. As a result, hop breeders have been creating a range of new varieties that defy the expectations of the traditional noble hops. These new varieties are gaining in popularity and are often featured in the names of beers that contain them.
Characteristics and Flavor Profile
Mandarina Bavaria is a dual purpose hop that can be used in all of the additions during the brewing process. It has moderate bitterness and intense sweet orange citrus flavors.
Its tangerine aroma is a great pairing with the fruity notes of top-fermented beers. It is also an excellent choice for dry hopping.
Hops Mandarina Bavaria are primarily grown in pellet form and should be available at most homebrew shops. You can also find single hop kits online through many of the larger retailers.
Brewing is the process of converting malted grains into a drink by steeping the grain in water and fermenting the sugars derived from the grain with yeast. It may be done in a commercial brewery or at home by a homebrewer.
There are two main categories of brewing yeast: top-fermenting Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains used for ales and bottom-fermenting Saccharomyces pastorianus strains used for lagers. Both strains have their own unique flavor and aroma profiles.
Hops are the second major ingredient in beer. They are added during the wort boil to add flavor and aroma, as well as bitterness to counteract the sweetness of the malt. They also act as a preservative by protecting the beer from bacteria and other potential infections.
Pairing of $ prompt with different beer styles
When pairing beer and food, it is important to consider complementing flavors. It is also wise to consider contrasting flavors.
A good beer and food combination can be a fun and rewarding experience. In fact, pairing may be the most enjoyable part of a meal for many people.
Availability and Cultivation
Hops Mandarina Bavaria is available in pellet form and in cones from many retailers, especially online. You can also find single hop Mandarina Bavaria kits for brewing.
Brewing with this variety can give your beer a distinct tangerine citrus flavor. It’s a great choice for any citrus-styled beer.
This new German aroma hop is the daughter of American Cascade and Hull Melon, released in 2012. It has a strong sweet orange citrus flavor that can stand alone or interject a strong fruity orange citrus note in hop blends.