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Opal OPL

Germany

Opal is a hop variety from the German research center Hüll and was released together with Esmarald and saphir in 2000. Possibly its green-bluish color inspired the naming for the jewel "Opal".

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Typical Aroma Profile

 

Opal shows spicy, woody aromas of liquorice and aniseed and notes of sweet apricot and flowery jasmine predominate. There are additional notes of spicy, woody flavour elements, with light vegetal nuances.

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CULTIVATION AREA
Germany
ALPHA-ACIDS*
6.78 - 8.4 %
BETA-ACIDS
4.8 - 5.18 %
TOTAL POLYPHENOLS
3.15 - 3.48 %
TOTAL OIL
1.23 - 1.53 ml/100g

*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).

All values represent the medium range of the last 4 years. Be aware that specifically the alpha and oil values can vary in a broad range depending on the relevant crop year.

Ancestry

Daughter of Hallertau Gold

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