Bramling Cross

    • Price:£ - 5 kg pack size
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An easy to grow but low yielding variety, Bramling Cross dates back to 1927 when it was bred at Wye College from a Golding variety called Bramling and a wild male Manitoban seedling. One of the most distinctive and identifiable UK varieties, it demonstrates strong spicy, blackcurrant flavours. Very much a niche variety, assumed to be more suited to darker beer styles, it is enjoying something of  a resurgence of interest and is the subject of experimentation by craft brewers.

Suitable for: All Ales
Substitutes: Kent Goldings, Progress
Disease: Susceptible to DM, PM, tolerant of VW
Alpha: 5 - 7%
Beta: 2.3 - 3.2%
Co-H: 33 - 35% of alpha acids
Total Oil: 0.7 - 1 mL/100g
Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include strong spice, blackcurrant, loganberry and lemon


Weights of each mini-bale may vary slightly.

  • Dual
  • 5-7
  • 0.7-1
  • 2.3-3.2
  • 33-35
  • 35-37
  • 14.9-15.1
  • 29.9-30.1


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