• Orange
  • Lychee
  • Lemon Grass
  • Plum
  • Yoghurt

Sorachi Ace SOR

Japan

Sorachi Ace was developed in 1984 for Sapporo Breweries Ltd. from (Brewer’s Gold and Saazer-OP) x Beikei No. 2 (as a male) and is named after Sorachi, a subprefecture in Hokkaido. The aroma variety produces a good yield and is particularly resistant to powdery mildew-- wilt and botrytis with a relatively high alpha acid content and also a high oil content. The original breeding objective was to develop a variety that was very similar to Saaz, but had a higher alpha acid content. The aroma is very unique.

  • Aroma Profile
  • Analyses

Typical Aroma Profile

 

Sorachi Ace is very sweet and fruity with notes of overripe oranges, fermented fruit juice, lychee, maple syrup, lemon grass and fruit punch. These are combined with woody aromatic almost exotic elements such as the scent of frankincense. In the cold infusion, these elements are joined by contrasting citrusy, green vegetal and spicy-herbal components, such as ginger, curry, butter, vanilla essence and Japanese natto.

View Data Sheets

CULTIVATION AREA
Japan
ALPHA-ACIDS*
11.5 - 14.5 %
BETA-ACIDS
6 - 7.5 %
TOTAL OIL
1.5 - 4 ml/100g
MYRCENE
40 - 55 %
CARYOPHYLLENE (% OF TOTAL OIL)
7 - 11 %
FARNESEN (% OF TOTAL OIL)
2 - 5 %
LINALOOL
0.3 - 0.8 %
GERANIOL (% OF TOTAL OIL)
0.1 - 0.5 %

*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).

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

Breeding material with origin in Saaz

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