The Elsaesser’s commercial production is confined to very limited acreage in the Alsace region of France. It most likely originated from an old land race in the same area. Elsaesser has an aroma akin to that of noble European varieties. Charlemagne’s father, Peppin the Younger, was said to have had a hops garden in the 7th century. Even though the use of hops in beer isn’t recorded until the 9th century, perhaps todays Elsaesser hops are a descendant of the same variety that graced that very garden.


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Also Known As Elsasser
Characteristics European noble aroma
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 4.65%
Beta Acid Composition 5.78%
Co-Humulone Composition 20%-30%
Country  France
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount 810 kg/hectare (720 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Low
Resistant to Moderately resistant to downy mildew
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 63% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 0.28-1.13 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 38%
Humulene Oil Composition 32%
Caryophyllene Oil 11.6%-11.7%
Farnesene Oil 1.7%
Style Guide

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