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%|
|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%|
|Farnesene Oil||< 1%|
|Style Guide||Czech Pilsner, German Lager, Pale Ale|