Star

Not to be confused with Southern Star, Star is an old Belgian land race variety, which is no longer grown commercially. It was largely discontinued due to poor vigor and yield but It is however still obtainable in small quantities for home brewing. It exhibits excellent storage stability and sports a lovely continental-type aroma.

Also Known As
Characteristics Pleasing continental-style aroma
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 3.2%
Beta Acid Composition 1.7%
Co-Humulone Composition 24%
Country Belgium
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount 560 kg/hectare (500 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Low
Resistant to Tolerant to downy mildew
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 82% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 0.47 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 34%
Humulene Oil Composition 33.9%
Caryophyllene Oil 11.7%
Farnesene Oil 3.7%
Substitutes
Style Guide

References
http://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/person/2450/hopcultivars/21217.html

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