Premiant, meaning prized or prizewinning, is moderately bittering with a low cohumulone ratio. This makes it an ideal neutral bittering agent, especially for Pilsners. Released in 1996, it is a descendant of Northern Brewer and often employed by brewers in Belgian Pilsners and is also well suited to Belgian, French and German Ales as well. This versatility is perhaps one reason that breweries dabbling in Czech or Belgian styles have a strong preference for Premiant.
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|Also Known As|
|Characteristics||Neutral bittering, slightly spicy|
|Alpha Acid Composition||8%-12.5%|
|Beta Acid Composition||4.5%-8%|
|Yield Amount||2000-2300 kg/hectare (1784-2052 lbs/acre)|
|Resistant to||Tolerant to downy and powdery mildew|
|East of Harvest|
|Total Oil Composition||1.1-1.8 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||35%-50%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||25%-35%|
|Style Guide||Pilsner, Ale, Pale Ale, Belgian Ales, Belgian Pilsners|
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