Origin: England. Selected as a chance seedling back in 1861, Fuggle quickly became a dominant force in English hops. In 1949 it accounted for 78% of its home country’s hop acreage. It is named for the grower in Kent who fi rst introduced the variety.
Usage: Aroma. Fuggle is a workhorse hop in terms of style, favored in darker beers like porter, stout, and mild. It adds a classic English signature used alone or as part of a blend for late and dry-hopping English bitter, pale ale, and ESB. Many fi rstgeneration American craft brewers incorporated Fuggle in their ground breaking pale ales.
Aroma & Flavor Characteristics: Earthy-sweet and round with warm wood and mild tree fruit aromatics,
Fuggle is a pleasingly mild hop. Late additions and dry hop can break towards grassy. Often paired with Goldings.
Alpha Acid Range: 3.0 – 5.6%
Beta Acid Range: 2.0 – 3.0%
Co-Humulone as % of alpha: 25 – 30
Total oils mL/100 gr.: 0.7 – 1.4
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