Nelson Sauvin’s name is derived from the Sauvignon Blanc wine grape to which many agree has similar flavor and aroma characteristics. Developed in New Zealand and released in 2000, it is considered too wild for many major brewers. Despite this, Nelson Sauvin has found significant use among craft breweries and home brewers for its eccentric characteristics.
They variety has gained popularity in American-style Pale Ales but is definitely a hop that requires prudent and discerning application in brewing. Nelson Sauvin’s oil profile is complex and fortunately works well as an aroma hop, flavor hop and also for bittering. Low cohumulone is responsible for its smooth bittering qualities. It is descended from Smoothcone.
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|Also Known As|
|Characteristics||Smooth bittering, rich, fruity, gooseberry and white-wine flavors|
|Purpose||Bittering & Aroma|
|Alpha Acid Composition||12%-13%|
|Beta Acid Composition||6%-8%|
|Seasonal Maturity||Mid to late|
|Ease of Harvest|
|Total Oil Composition||1.1 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||22%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||36.4%|
|Substitutes||Pacific Jade, Pacifica|
|Style Guide||American Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Pale Ale|
As a listing requirement, all suppliers below ship nationally to their respective countries.
- BeerCo (Australia)
- Clever Brewing (Australia)
- National Home Brew (Australia)
- Northwest Hop Farms (Canada)
- Michigan Hop Alliance (USA)
- Great Fermentations (USA)
- Yakima Valley Hops (USA)
- Amazon (USA)
- New Zealand Hops (Brewery Sales Only) (New Zealand)
- Humlegårdens Ekolager (Sweden)
- Brewshop.no (Norway)
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