Universal was bred in the Czech Republic, but as of 1991 is no longer listed as a commercial variety. It is however still being produced in the US and has since become a darling of the craft brewing industry.
It has a pleasant noble aroma and a mild bitterness, good storage stability and due to its nearly identical oil profile, it is an excellent substitute for Hallertauer Mittelfrüher.
|Also Known As|
|Characteristics||Noble aromas and mild bitterness|
|Purpose||Bittering & Aroma|
|Alpha Acid Composition||5.2%|
|Beta Acid Composition||3.7%|
|Yield Amount||< 220 kg/hectare (< 200 lbs/acre)|
|Susceptible to||Moderately susceptible to downy mildew|
|East of Harvest|
|Total Oil Composition|
|Myrcene Oil Composition|
|Humulene Oil Composition|