A new challenge. The most recent creation of the French varietal research program. Bouclier offers another possible approach for the use of French hops.

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Technical characteristics of the Bouclier hops variety

Bouclier (French for shield), is a 2005 cross variety between Strisselspalt hops grown in Sessenheim, Alsace (France); and a male plant grown in Wye, Kent (UK).
Wye Challenger, Early Bird Golding and Northern Brewer are all part of its geneology. Bouclier has a combination of French and English aromas: fruit, citrus, herbs, spices and esters, which allows it bring a French touch to English-style beers.



Alpha acid7.9-8.5 %
Cohumulone20-25 %
Beta acids2.4-3.3 %
Colupulone42-47 %
Total Oil1.1-1.6 ml/100 grams
Myrcene38 %
Humulene34 %
Monoterpene46 %
Sesquiterpene54 %
Humulene / Caryophyllene3.4 %
Linalool7-8 mg/100 grams

Aromatic qualities Bouclier

Map of Bouclier hop variety producers

Bouclier is a small scale variety that is currently being tested by 10 producers who are carefully following its progress over 6 hectares (15 acres). The expertise and critical attention brought by these producers is essential to the development of this variety.



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