Belgian organic hops

The hop is by nature a climbing plant. The hop plants need to be trained to grow up strings or wires which support the plants and allow them significantly greater sunlight exposure as well as growth than if they were left to grow along the ground.

Male and female flowers of the hop plant develop on separate plants; it is important to note that only the female plants are grown in hopfields to prevent pollination and preserve the integrity of the hop for brewing and other uses.

On his farm's 12 hectares Joris grows a mix of aroma and high alpha hops. The cultivars include the English varieties Goldings, WGV, Pilgrim, Fuggle, Phoenix, Challenger and the American variety Cascade.

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Cascade

Released 1970
Country of origin USA
AromaMedium intensity floral, citrus and grapefruit.
Bittering characteristicsPrimarily used as an aroma hop, but delivers a smooth integrated bitterness.
Flavor intensity 9/10
Type aroma
Alpha acids 4.5 - 7.0%

Challenger

Released 1972
Country of origin UK
AromaSpicy, cedar, green tea and sweet floral characteristics.
Bittering characteristicsAs a bittering hop it provides a refreshing, full-bodied rounded bitterness and as a late hop, it gives a very crisp and fruity character.
Flavor intensity 7/10
Type dual purpose
Alpha acids 6.5 - 9.0%
Used in beers All Inclusive IPA

Fuggle

Released 1875
Country of origin UK
AromaIt has a wonderful, delicate, minty, grassy and slightly floral aroma.
Bittering characteristicsFuggle bittering characteristics are described as well rounded, classic and green tea.
Flavor intensity 6/10
Type aroma
Alpha acids 3,5 - 6,5%
Used in beers All Inclusive IPA

Goldings

Released 1790
Country of origin UK
AromaSmooth and delicate with floral lavender, spice and honey overtones.
Bittering characteristicsSweet, smooth and honey-like.
Flavor intensity 6/10
Type aroma
Alpha acids 4.0 - 9.5%

Phoenix

Released 1996
Country of origin UK
AromaPhoenix has excellent fresh flavour characteristics that include pine, floral, chocolate, molasses and slightly spicy.
Bittering characteristicsPhoenix produces a well-balanced and rich bitterness
Flavor intensity 5/10
Type bitter
Alpha acids 8 - 12%

Pilgrim

Released 2001
Country of origin UK
AromaDistinctly fruity and spicy with pleasant lemon/grapefruit, pear and berry characteristics.
Bittering characteristicsAs a bittering hop it provides a refreshing, full-bodied and rounded bitterness.
Flavor intensity 6/10
Type dual purpose
Alpha acids 9.0 - 13.0%

WGV

Released 1911
Country of origin UK
AromaFresh earthy, botanical and floral flavors.
Bittering characteristicsWGV gives a mild, clean bitterness in traditional ales.
Flavor intensity 7/10
Type dual purpose
Alpha acids 5.0 - 7.5%
Used in beers All Inclusive IPA
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