Southern Promise was bred specifically for the South African region. Created from Southern Brewer and a wild Slovenian male, it was developed in an effort to produce a variety that would grow well in areas with limited sunlight.
It has fairly high alpha acids and low cohumulone giving it bright and smooth bittering qualities. It is largely considered a nice dual-use hop with a pleasant and unobtrusive woody and earthy quality.
|Also Known As|
|Characteristics||Smooth bitterness, woody, earthy|
|Purpose||Bittering & Aroma|
|Alpha Acid Composition||9.5%-11.5%|
|Beta Acid Composition||3.6%-5.4%|
|Cone Density||Moderate to compact|
|Yield Amount||1760-2210 kg/hectare (1570-1980 lbs/acre)|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to high|
|Storability||Retains 60%-70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|East of Harvest||Difficult|
|Total Oil Composition||0.7-0.7 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||22%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||26%-26%|
|Style Guide||Lager, Pale Ale|