Beata

Flavour and Aroma

Beata’s aromas include honey and apricot with almond flavour notes.

Bittering Characteristics

With a high Beta acid its bitterness utilisation is very good. Beta fraction should be accounted for when calculating the bitterness units.

Flavour Intensity

6/10

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.

Breeding

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.

Analysis

Alpha acid: 3-6%

Beta acid: 9-11%

Co-Humulone: 25-35%

Total Oils: 1.0-1.5%

Myrcene: 28%

Humulene:  4-8%

Farnesene: Trace