Flavour and Aroma
Beata’s aromas include honey and apricot with almond flavour notes.
With a high Beta acid its bitterness utilisation is very good. Beta fraction should be accounted for when calculating the bitterness units.
About this Hop
Beata is a lovely aroma hop with a classically British complexity. It is not well established but definitely one to experiment with. Its high Beta acid levels are noteworthy.
Beata was bred for its Beta content at Horticulture Research International (HRI) at Wye College in the UK, in 1995. It went to farm trials in 2006 and is a hedgerow plant, that is late maturing with its crop on the top half of the wirework structure. It is noted for its small late cones.
Alpha acid: 3-6%
Beta acid: 9-11%
Total Oils: 1.0-1.5%