Golden Star

Golden Star is an aroma hop that is commercially grown only in Japan. It is, in essence, a mutant form of Shinshuwase that was selected by Dr. Y. Mori from the Sapporo Brewery some time in the late 1960’s or early 1970’s. Like many other Japanese varieties, it is the offspring of Saaz and Whitebine conceived through open pollination. It is considered superior to Shinshuwase only because of it’s increased yield and improved mildew resistance.


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Also Known As
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 5.4%
Beta Acid Composition 4.6%
Co-Humulone Composition 50%
Country Japan
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Late
Yield Amount 1790-2240 kg/hectare (1600-2000 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Very good
Resistant to Resistant to downy mildew
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 64% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 0.63 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 57%
Humulene Oil Composition 13%
Caryophyllene Oil 5%
Farnesene Oil None
Style Guide

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