Bramling Cross is a dual use hops that has a strong foothold in European brews. It originates from the U.K. dating back to 1927 when two varieties were mixed to produce this darling. Bramling and Monitoban are the proud parents of this fruity aromatic hops. Bramling Cross can be used at any stage of the beer brewing process including the bittering, finishing and dry hopping. It's medium alpha range from 5.0 - 7.8% allows for its versatility, which is apparent by the different types of beers that make use of it. Of its essential oils, caryophyllene and humulene are the ones that steps it up a notch. Both of these would indicate a more earthy, herbal aroma and flavor, even spicy. But the lower amount of these oils in total reduce the strength of these traits and allow for more fruity flavors and smells come through.
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