Glacier - Field Grade
A newer medium alpha acid aroma/ flavor diploid variety that is competing with Fuggle US because of its higher yield potential & resins. French Elasser X Brewers Gold X N. Brewer cross. It is rapidly finding favor with microbrewers. Glacier has a low cohumulone level that brews a very smooth beer with balanced bitterness and foam characteristics.
- Alpha acids: 3.3-9.7% , low cohumulone
- Aroma: Mild flavor, citrusy sweet-type aroma (unique flavor )
- Yield: 2400 -2600 lbs/ acre
- Storage stability: good
- Maturity: Mid-season
- Grower notes: Good newer “French”variety that grows similar to Crystal, compares well with Challenger and Viking varieties with bigger potential yields. Smaller dense cones that are sticky with resin. Alphas are boosted and plant responds well to additional humic acid and bone meal fertilization in our Michigan trials. Tolerates heavier type soils if pH range is correct and is not over-watered. Raised row required unless grown in sandy soil types