Premiant, meaning prized or prize-winning, is moderately bittering with a low cohumulone ratio. This makes it an ideal neutral bittering agent, especially for Pilsners. Released in 1996, it is a descendant of Northern Brewer and often employed by brewers in Belgian Pilsners and is also well suited to Belgian, French and German Ales as well. This versatility is perhaps one reason that breweries dabbling in Czech or Belgian styles have a strong preference for Premiant.


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Also Known As Czech Premiant
Characteristics Neutral bittering, slightly spicy
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 8%-12.5%
Beta Acid Composition 4.5%-8%
Co-Humulone Composition 22%-23%
Country Czechia
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount 2000-2300 kg/hectare (1784-2052 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate
Resistant to Tolerant to downy and powdery mildew
Susceptible to
Ease of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 1.1-1.8 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 35%-50%
Humulene Oil Composition 25%-35%
Caryophyllene Oil 7%-13%
Farnesene Oil 1%-1.5%
Style Guide Pilsner, Ale, Pale Ale, Belgian Ales, Belgian Pilsners

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