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BarthHaas

Opal

Germany

DESCRIPTION

Opals are "the" Australian gemstone, and they lend their name to this European jewel, a hop variety from the German research centre in Huell. Opal exhibits excellent aroma characteristics combined with a respectable alpha acid level. It has a sweet spicy, slightly peppery aroma and flavour, combined with a light clean citrus fruit aroma. It was released in 2000, together with the varieties Smaragd and Saphir as new aroma varieties.

KEY FLAVORS

  • Citrus
  • Bergamot
  • Apricot
  • Aniseed
  • Liquorice

ANCESTRY

Daughter of Hallertau Gold

ANALYSES

CULTIVATION AREA
Germany
ALPHA-ACIDS*
5 - 8 %
BETA-ACIDS
3.5 - 5.5 %
TOTAL POLYPHENOLS
3 - 5 %
TOTAL OIL
0.8 - 1.3 ML/100G
MYRCENE
20 - 45 %
LINALOOL
1 - 1.5 %

*Alpha acids are determined by conductometric titration (EBC 7.4) in Europe, by spectrophotometry (ASBC Hops-6) in the USA. Oil composition is determined by gas chromatography (ASBC Hops-17, EBC 7.12).

AROMA PROFILE

We live quality

The highest standards for the best hops: we are satisfied with nothing less. Because hops are one of the most important ingredients in the brewing process. To meet this demand, BarthHaas has introduced a comprehensive quality management system (QMS) [RS1] based on the proven ISO 9001:2015 standard. Our QM system also includes a concept that guarantees optimum product safety on the basis of international HACCP guidelines. An important focus of this concept is the BarthHaas test guarantee [RS3], which is unique in the hop industry to date.

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