Fuggle Hops

Crystal HopsIf you are looking for a mild bittering hop that can double up as a woody and fruity-like aroma hop then consider Fuggle hops.

This hop variety has moderate alpha acids and a fair amount of oils that make it a good dual purpose hop for lighter beers or aroma hops for stronger ales.

Some of the most popular beer styles where you’ll see Fuggle hops being used are most of your English-style beers, some American ales and Lambics…

Here are some of the most important characteristics of this hop variety:

Alpha:Beta Ratio: 2.7
Alpha Acids: 4.0 – 5.5%
Beta Acids:
1.5 – 2.0%
Co-humulone:
25 – 32% of alpha acids

Total Oils: 0.7 – 1.2 mL per 100 grams
Myrcene: 40 – 50% of total oils
Humulene: 20 – 26% of total oils

This hop is also known as UK Fuggle, Styrian Golding, which makes those varieties a possible substitution for this hop. In the US, Fuggle hops are being replaced by Willatmette, which is another possible substitute for this hop variety.