Though its official lineage is vague, Australian Cluster is a dual-use hop thought to be of Dutch, English and/or American ancestry. Australian Cluster, grown by HPA is strongly resinous but yields a balanced bitterness with a notable herbal character. Australian’s, particularly those in Queensland, might recognize Australian-grown Cluster as the aroma variety in XXXX Bitter.
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|Also Known As||Australian Cluster|
|Characteristics||Strongly resinous, herbal character|
|Purpose||Bittering & Aroma|
|Alpha Acid Composition||5.5%-8.5%|
|Beta Acid Composition||4.5%-5.5%|
|Seasonal Maturity||Early to mid|
|Yield Amount||1900-2400 kg/hectare (1695-2141 lbs/acre)|
|Susceptible to||Susceptible to downy mildew|
|Storability||Retains 80-85% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|East of Harvest||Easy|
|Total Oil Composition||0.4-1 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||45%-55%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||15%-18%|
|Substitutes||Northern Brewer, Galena|
|Style Guide||Lager, Stout, Ale|
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