Nordgaard is an old Belgian or Danish landrace that has been used for breeding, particularly in Solvenia in the 1970’s. It’s exact original is unclear. The result of Spalter crossed with an unknown variety, it is said to impart pleasant continental aroma characteristics and is high in humulene.

Also Known As
Characteristics  Pleasing continental aroma
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 7.5%
Beta Acid Composition 3.4%
Co-Humulone Composition 29%
Country Uncertain (Belgium or Denmark)
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount 340-1230 kg/hectare (300-1100 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Low to moderate
Resistant to Moderately resistant to tolerant to downy mildew
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 79% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 0.94 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 47%
Humulene Oil Composition 27%
Caryophyllene Oil 11%
Farnesene Oil 1.7%
Style Guide


Great Fermentations

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