Agnus is the first high-alpha bittering hop to come out of the Czech Republic. It’s name is derived from Czech hop breeder Frantisek Beranek, who’s surname translated into Latin is Agnum – or Lamb in English. Registered in 2000 and released the following year, Agnus is a bittering hop with strong spicy and herbal notes and has been compared by some to Nugget and Magnum.


Its lineage includes a complex array of coveted varieties including Bor, Fuggle, Saaz, Sladek and Northern Brewer. Though primarily a bittering hop, it is useful as a flavor addition and it’s abundant oil content may even make it suitable for dry hopping.

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Also Known As
Characteristics Strong spicy and herbal notes
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 9-14%
Beta Acid Composition 4-6.5%
Co-Humulone Composition 30-40%
Colupulone 51-59%
Country Czechia
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity
Yield Amount
Growth Rate
Resistant to
Susceptible to
Storability Fair to poor
Ease of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 2.0-3.0 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 40%-55%
Humulene Oil Composition 15%-20%
Caryophyllene 8-10%
Farnesene 1%
Selinene 1-3%
Linalool 0.4-0.8%
2-Undecanone 0.3-0.75%
Total Polyphenols 4-5.5%
Xanthohumol (X) 0.7-1.1%
Style Guide Czech Pilsner, German Lager, Pale Ale

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References (accessed 25th April 2016) (accessed 19th November 2021) (accessed 19th November 2021)
Hieronymus, S. (2012). For The Love of Hops. Brewers Publications. (accessed 22nd May 2021) (accessed 22nd May 2021) (accessed 28th May 2021) (accessed 28th May 2021)



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