It’s not difficult to see how the Australian hops variety, Summer, got its name after experiencing its sublime and delicate notes of apricot and melon. Others have even noted elements of grass, peach, passionfruit and citrus.
A descendant of Saaz, Summer was created by Hop Products Australia in 1997 and is a low alpha aroma hop that can be well-utilized late in the boil. It is however even better suited to dry hopping and it is in this capacity that its apricot and melon bouquet really shines. In any capacity, it is not as spicy as its Czech parent.
The Malt Shovel Brewery released their Mad Brewers Garden di Paradisi brew in February of 2014 with a mix of sweet, fruity hops that included Summer.
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|Also Known As||Australian Summer|
|Characteristics||Subtle flavors of apricot, melon, peach and grass|
|Alpha Acid Composition||5.6%-6.4%|
|Beta Acid Composition||4.8%-6.1%|
|Yield Amount||1800-2000 kg/hectare (1605-1784 lbs/acre)|
|Ease of Harvest|
|Total Oil Composition||1.4-2.0 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||29%-38%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||28%-50%|
|Farnesene Oil||< 1%|
|Style Guide||Ale, Wheat, Belgian Ale, American Ale, India Pale Pale|
As a listing requirement, all suppliers below ship nationally to their respective countries.
Yakima Valley Hops (USA)
The Home Brew Shop (UK)
Michigan Hop Alliance (USA)
Northwest Hop Farms (Canada)
Hauraki Homebrew (New Zealand)
Clever Brewing (Australia)
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