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  • Pedigree: Bred from a cross in 1927 between Bramling (one of the traditional Golding varieties) and a male seedling of the Manitoba (Canadian) wild hop. Also known as OT48, this variety was developed at Wye College by Professor Salmon.
  • General Trade Perception: Aroma variety with marked similarities to the German Hallertauer. Acceptable general-purpose aroma hop but lacking the fineness of Golding aroma. Originally bred as a replacement for the Goldings, good all around English hop. Bramling Cross has made something of a comeback in traditional cask conditioned beers because of its very distinctive characteristics and has done very well in all styles of beer.
  • Possible Substitutions: Kent Golding, Progress, Whitbred's Golding Variety (WGV)
  • Beer Styles: ESB, Bitter, Pale Ale.
  • Maturity: Early season.
  • Yield: 1,500 - 2,000 kg./ha or 1,350 - 1,800 lb./ac.
  • Growth Habit: Moderately vigorous but produces few shoots in the Spring.
  • Disease Reaction: Tolerant to Verticillium wilt and hop mosaic. Fairly tolerant to both downy and powdery mildew
  • Pickability: Normal.
  • Lupulin: Moderate amount, yellow in colour.
  • Cone Structure: Medium sized, moderately tight, plumpish cone.
  • Aroma: Spicy / blackcurrant flavour and good alpha characteristics.

Alpha Acids (%)
5.0 - 7.0
Beta Acids (%)
2.3 - 3.2
Alpha/Beta Ratio (%)
2.2 : 1
Co-Humulone (%)
Storage (% lost)
Oil Content (mls/100g)
0.7 - 1.0
Humulene ( % in oil)
Caryophyllene (%)
Hum/Cary Ratio
Farnesene (%)
Myrcene (%)