Vanguard - Field Grade
A diploid noble aroma hop developed in the late 1970’s in Washington State. Essential oils profile is quite similar to Hallertauer mittelfruh. Developed & tested for Anheuser Busch but not released until recently. Result of a cross of USDA21285 X USDA64037M. Very high humulene oil content with low cohumulone – considered a noble profile. It has 15-30” sidearms with good vigor. Substitutes: other Hallertauer varieties and hybrids.
- Alpha acids: 5-6%, betas 5-7%, cohumulone 14-15%, total oils .8-1.20ml/100g, myrcene 20%, humulene 43%
- Aroma: very fragrant refined noble aroma of woody spice.
- Yield: very good for a noble type hop- 1200-1600 lbs/acre
- Maturity: medium to late
- Storage stability: similar to other noble aroma types – should be refrigerated.
- Beer styles: Best used as a late-addition finishing hop in many beer styles where extra aroma is desired. Excellent for wet-hopping seasonal beers.