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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 acid||3.8-6 %|
|Beta acids||2.4-3.3 %|
|Humulene / Caryophyllene||3.4 %|
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.
nb hectare : 6
Hops growers Bouclier in Alsace