Hop: Golden Star


Golden Star has heritage of Saaz and White Vine-OP. Selected by Dr. Y. Mori of Sapporo Brewery, Japan from a mutant of Shinshuwase, making it nearly identical. Commercially only grown in Japan as an aroma hop that is difficult to pick as the cones shatters easily.

General Information

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Country Japan
Substitutes Shinshuwase
Purpose Aroma
Yield 800 - 2400 pounds/acre
Storage Retains 64% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Resistant Downy mildew


Alpha Acid 4.3 - 6.8%
Beta Acid 3.8 - 5.5%
Cohumulone 46.0 - 55.0%


Total Oil 0.4 - 1.2 ml/100g
Myrcene 38.2 - 74.8%
Humulene 7.0 - 15.9%
Caryophyllene 2.7 - 7.4%
Farnesene 0.1 - 0.2%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Very good
Maturity Late
Ease of Harvest Difficult due to cones shattering easily
Sex Female
Leaf Color Yellowish to light green
Side Arm Length 20 - 36 inches


Last Updated
  • 2021-09-23 09:01:25 (Added: 2021-09-23 09:01:25)

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