Yakima Valley Hops - Loral
Description: "Loralâ¢, formerly known as HBC 291, provides a more traditional yet unique hop character, providing the floral and herbal notes one would expect from a fine noble aroma hop. Its mother is the U.S. developed aroma variety Glacier; the grandmother being the long-established European noble aroma variety known as Tardif de Bourgogne originating in the Bourgogne region of Eastern France. The father is a son of the U.S. developed Nugget variety. Loralâ¢ is characterized by having numerous small, dense cones with moderate alpha acids. The variety is expected to be commercialized in 2016. AROMA PROFILE The aroma profile of Loralâ¢ has been described as a âsuper noble hopâ with its wonderful floral and herbal notes followed by a backdrop of citrus and earthy character. A touch of sweet fruity aroma rounds out this well-balanced hop. In beer, the floral notes are accentuated yet complemented nicely by fruity and citrus with just a hint of herbal. Donât expect an in-your-face fruity character with Loralâ¢ as seen with some recent U.S. variety releases - this hop is approachable and balanced. Great for distinctive IPAs and pale ales but perfect for sessionable and lager-style beers."
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