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Wye Challenger

Great Britain

Wye Challenger was developed at Wye College from a cross made in 1963. As a granddaughter Northern Brewer it was released in 1971. It is strongly resistant to downy mildew disease.

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Typical Aroma Profile


Floral, almost perfume-like aromas such as rose oil, complemented by sweet gingerbread, vanilla and marzipan plus discernible notes of banana show the profile of this hops. Some grapefruit, spicy wild garlic and juniper and woody cognac play a role in the background.

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Great Britain
6.5 - 8.5 %
2.5 - 4.3 %
1 - 1.5 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.


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