Strong, with a hint of delicateness. Aramis is the first new hop variety to be produced by our varietal research program. It has inherited its characteristic aroma from its mother variety, Strisselspalt, but contains a noticably higher degree of alpha acids.
Aramis is the product of a 2002 cross between the French variety Strisselspalt and the English variety WGV (Whitbread Golding Variety).
Aramis is grown and harvested in Alsace, France, and is capable of weathering hot summers and cold winters. A sub-continental climate does not adversely affect this variety. Slightly over 50 hectares (124 acres) are in production, with just under 1 hectare or 2.5 acres dedicated to organic cultivation, as of the 2013 harvest.