Emerging in 2005, Bouclier is a cross between Alsace-grown Strisselspalt and a wild male from Wye, Kent. It is unclear however if this variety was first developed in the UK or across the Channel in France.

The aroma of the cones is herby and grassy with a sniff of spice. In a brew, Bouclier extracts a citrusy and floral character – great for adding a French kiss to traditional English styles

Also Known As
Characteristics Aromas of herb, grass and spice alongside a citrus and floral character
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 5.2%-9%
Beta Acid Composition 2.4%-3.3%
Co-Humulone Composition 20-25%
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity
Yield Amount
Growth Rate
Resistant to
Susceptible to
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 1.1-1.6 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 38%
Humulene Oil Composition 34%
Caryophyllene Oil 3.40%
Farnesene Oil
Style Guide  English Ales, Pale Ale, Lager, Imperial Stout, Saison, Pils, Blonde


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