Motueka – An aroma hop with a distinctive fresh crushed citrus “Mojito” lime character.
A triploid aroma type developed by New Zealand’s Plant & Food Research. Motueka™ Brand 87.14-20 was bred by crossing a New Zealand breeding selection with a Saazer as part of the Hops with a Difference programme.
First impressions are a very lively intense fresh lime followed by a background of tropical fruit and lemon zest…big citrus notes dominate.
An excellent hop in many applications from first kettle additions through to late gift. This hop offers a unique aroma and flavour profile suitable for producing bigger styles. Excellent when employed in multiple additions from a single hop bill and sits well on the palate to balance speciality malt sweetness. An excellent variety for a wide range of styles from Saison through to Pilsners.
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Hop Type: Aroma
Alpha Acid: 5-7%
Possibility of Substitution: Saaz, Sterling
Typically used for: Pales, Lager, Pilsner