Hop: Bramling Cross


Developed and bred at Wye College by Professor Salmon, Bramling Cross is a cross between Bramling and Manitoban (a wild Canadian hop). It was released in 1951. Referred to as an English hop with an American aroma.

Large quantities brings out the fruitiness in the Bramling Cross.

General Information

Alias OT48
Profile Mild but fruity aroma. Spice, lemon, and blackcurrant flavor.
Country United Kingdom
Substitutes Progress, Whitebread Golding
Pairs with Chinook, Fuggle
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Yield 1300 - 1500 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 60 - 70% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles golden ale, stout, porter
Resistant Powdery mildew and downy mildew
Susceptible Verticillium wilt


Alpha Acid 5.0-7.8%
Beta Acid 2.3-3.5%
Cohumulone 26.0-35.0%


Total Oil 0.7-1.2 ml/100g
Myrcene 35.0-40.0%
Humulene 25.0-33.0%
Caryophyllene 14.0-18.0%
Farnesene <1.0%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Moderate to high
Cones Medium size with moderate density
Maturity Early to middle
Ease of Harvest Difficult

Bramling Cross Aroma/Flavor Profile


Last Updated
  • 2021-10-28 09:02:59 (Added: 2021-10-28 09:02:59)

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