Alliance is a daughter of Whitbread Golding and was developed at Wye College alongside Progress in the early 1960’s. It is not known to be grown commercially anywhere at this time. It enjoyed a high yield in England but this was much more inconsistent in US plots. Originally bred to replace Fuggle, but after it resulted in only a marginal improvement the variety was deemed a failure.

Also Known As
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 4.6%-7.5%
Beta Acid Composition 1.6%-5.1%
Co-Humulone Composition 29%
Country  UK
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity  Early
Yield Amount 1050 kg/hectare (940 lbs/arce)
Growth Rate
Resistant to Moderately resistant to verticillium wilt
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 78% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 0.47-1.35 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 36.7%
Humulene Oil Composition 33%
Caryophyllene Oil 11.3%
Farnesene Oil 1.9%
Style Guide



Great Fermentations


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