Agnus is the first high-alpha bittering hop to come out of the Czech Republic. It’s name is derived from Czech hop breeder Frantisek Beranek, who’s surname translated into Latin is Agnum – or Lamb in English. Registered in 2000 and released the following year, Agnus is a bittering hop with strong spicy and herbal notes and has been compared by some to Nugget and Magnum.

Its lineage includes a complex array of coveted varieties including Bor, Fuggle, Saaz, Sladek and Northern Brewer. Though primarily a bittering hop, it is useful as a flavor addition and it’s abundant oil content may even make it suitable for dry hopping.

Also Known As
Characteristics Strong spicy and herbal notes
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 9%-14%
Beta Acid Composition 4%-6.5%
Co-Humulone Composition 4%-6.5%
Country Czech Republic
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity
Yield Amount
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Resistant to
Susceptible to
Storability  Fair to poor
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition  2.0-3.0 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition  40%-55%
Humulene Oil Composition  15%-20%
Caryophyllene Oil  8%-10%
Farnesene Oil  < 1%
Style Guide Czech Pilsner, German Lager, Pale Ale


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