Nelson Sauvin hops bear the name of their closest aroma descriptor, Sauvignon Blanc grapes - "crushed gooseberry" is the term most commonly used. Alpha acids in the low double digits mean they are a great dual-purpose hop, with low cohumulone, good oil content, and an overall uniqueness that is taking many brewers by surprise. Underlying notes of distinctive New Zealand spiciness: black pepper, mace, and allspice are common.
Commercially, Nelson has been used in everything from pale lagers and pale ales to Belgian ales and Weizenbock.
|Country of Origin||New Zealand/Pacific|
|Alpha Acid||High (10+%)|